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Each issue we’ll be discussing a classic of queer literature. Read along and join the conversation on Twitter at @WinqMagazine. Th is issue it’s Regeneration by Pat Barker

Inspired by true events, Regeneration is the highly regarded First World War novel by Pat Barker. Originally published in 1991, it’s the first book in a trilogy which also includes The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road, which won the Booker Prize in 1995, (although many people believe the Prize was in effect awarded to this exceptional series as a whole).

Regeneration cuts through any sense of the First World War as a remote and distant abstraction; it’s charged with powerful themes and visceral imagery that seem all the more pertinent during the current centenary commemorations. It raises profound questions not only about the ethics of warfare but also about class, masculinity, sexuality and honour, as well as exploring the ongoing and inescapable impact of trauma.

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The new autumn issue of Winq includes a world-exclusive interview with Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin as his long-awaited memoir is published. And Booker-Prize winning author Alan Hollinghurst gives his first interview about his latest novel, The Sparsholt Affair. We also chat to Andrea Riseborough about playing Billie Jean King’s girlfriend in Hollywood movie Battle of the Sexes, and comedian Simon Amstell tells us about mixing stand-up with self-help. We look at the reality of gay life in South Africa, often held up as the most accepting country in Africa, and examine the reasons why Scandinavia has become one of the most liberal parts of the world. Plus we meet the gay man who looks after London Zoo’s gay penguins!

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