Ms. Faderman is appearing courtesy of Southern Arizona Senior Pride
Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of lesbian and LGBT history and literature, as well as ethnic history and literature. Among her many honors are six Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, and several lifetime achievement awards for scholarship. Her latest book is “The Gay Revolution,” a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 as well as a 2016 Stonewall Honor Book; it has been praised as "inspiring and necessary reading" (Kirkus Reviews) and "compulsively readable, carefully anchored in the historical record, overflowing with riveting stories" (The Washington Post). Her biography of her Latvian-born mother, "My Mother's Wars" (2013) is a story of love, war, and life as a Jewish immigrant in the squalid factories and lively dance halls of New York’s Garment District during the Depression and World War II. Two previous books, “Surpassing the Love of Men” and “Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers,” were also New York Times Notable Books. She lives in southern California.