Author Wil Roach is on a literary highway this month.
First, copies of his memoir BLACK, GAY & UNDERAGE began to appear in Sydney bookshops after a celebratory launch in Ariel Bookstore, Oxford St, Darlinghurst.
The memoir is available on Amazon Books as well as here: https://ssoa.com.au/black-gay-underage/ and local bookstores. Just in time for Mardi Gras.
Then on Tuesday night, an anthology to which he’s a contributor was launched at Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Newtown.
The book, Living and Loving in Diversity, edited by Maria Palotta-Chiarolli, has been published through the Australian LGBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC).
There will author signings for purchases of the book at Oxtravaganza on Saturday 23 February at The Bookshop, 207 Oxford St Darlinghurst.
Among the guests with Wil Roach were Anton Enus, Paul Capsis, and Franco Di Chiera whose writings are featured in the anthology.
The anthology includes the writing of a wealth of well-known Australian writers and personalities, four of whom attended the launch to sign copies for Oxtravaganza.
Featured in the story collection are authors Christos Tsiolkas, Faustina Agolley, Patrick Abboud, Benjamin Law and Nevo Zisin, along with dozens of other vibrant new voices. All royalties from sales will go to AGMC to continue its good work.
The editor, Maria Palotta-Chiarolli, is this year celebrating the 30th year since her memoir Someone You Know , which chronicled the life of someone living with HIV/AIDS, was published.
Copyright photo Ferdinando Manzo