To follow up our last list, in which we discussed the best queer movies and series of the year, this list instead turns to a medium which queer people have used as a mode of expression for longer. 2022 saw a cast of characters, new and old, join the queer literary canon. New queer voices from around the world were heard, from Irish and Nigerian to Russian and Scottish. Old favourites like Derek Jarman and Paul B. Preciado came back with new revolutionary writing. Queer suffering, love, space, and happiness can be found within the pages below, whether explored through fiction, dystopia, essays, memoir, and theory.
Best American Essays 2022 edited by Alexander Chee