In Conversation | Amelia Abraham & Jack Parlett | Granta

In Conversation

Amelia Abraham & Jack Parlett

‘It’s true that public sex and cruising can be complicated, but I still believe in the solidarity that a look can forge between people.’

Amelia Abraham and Jack Parlett discuss cruising, nostalgia and the privatisation of public sex.

Amelia Abraham

Amelia Abraham is the author of Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ+ Culture and We Can Do Better Than This: 35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights. She is currently working on a novel to be published by Atlantic.

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Jack Parlett

Jack Parlett is the author of three books: The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr (a monograph with University of Minnesota Press), Same Blue, Different You (a poetry pamphlet with Broken Sleep Books), and Fire Island: A Queer History (Granta), which was named one of the Best Books of 2022 by the New Yorker and shortlisted for the Polari Book Prize 2023. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Document Journal, BBC Culture, Boston Review, Literary Hub and Poetry London. He is currently working on a new non-fiction book about flamboyance.

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