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Queer Intentions

JOURNALIST AMELIA ABRAHAM TELLS CARRIE LYELL HOW HER FIRST BOOK CAME TO BE

I’ve been an avid reader of journalist Amelia Abraham’s articles for a while now. Her pieces in VICE, Reinery29, the Guardian and others often focus on LGBTQI issues in an in-depth yet accessible way that I don’t often see in mainstream publications, so when I received a copy of her irst book – Queer Intentions – in the post earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. But how did it come about?

AMELIA ABRAHAM: I was reaching a moment in my career as a journalist where quite a few people I knew were starting to write books, and I was also reaching a point in my life where some time was going to be opening up, potentially for a bigger project. I just thought to myself, “If I were to write a book, what would it be?” And it shaped up in my head pretty close to what Queer Intentions is immediately.

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