Carter Sickels

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Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Prettiest Star (Hub City Press, 2020). His debut novel The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury, 2012) was an Oregon Book Award finalist and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His writing appears in various publications, including Guernica, The Oxford American, Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, and BuzzFeed. Carter is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, and has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the MacDowell Colony.


Cover Photo: An image of the author's binder which holds various pictures and clipping from articles about Ralph Macchio
Finding a More Tender, Queer Masculinity in ‘The Outsiders’

The Outsiders’ world was the one in which I wanted to belong.

Jun 24, 2020