The Edinburgh Gay Men’s Book Group meets every fourth Wednesday of each month at the LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing. To find out more please click on the About tab.


Updated book choices – April – July 2018

The site has been updated with details of our book choices until July 2018:

April 2018: ‘The Good Son’ by Paul McVeigh

May 2018: ‘A Place Called Winter’ by Patrick Gale

June 2018: ‘Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was’ – Sjón

July 2018: ‘Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride – 30 Years of Gay Britain’ – Paul Flynn

Hope you can join us at one of our meetings to discuss the books!

When the Book Group met the ‘Gypsy Queen’

At our August 2017 meeting we were joined by actor Rob Ward star / writer of sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Gypsy Queen’. We had a wide ranging discussion about gay men in sport, masculinity, and also putting on a Fringe production. A huge thanks to Rob!  We can’t promise special guests every meeting but hopefully we will have an equally interesting discussion. By the way if you missed ‘Gypsy Queen’ at the Fringe 2017 it is now touring nationwide and will hopefully be back at the Fringe in 2018:



Book choices for future meetings

Listed below are books which have been suggested we could discuss at future meetings. Please get in touch if you have a preference for any of these books, or have any other suggestions which could be added to the list:

Stuart Hopps – Rainbow Project

Andre Aciman – Call Me By Your Name

Patrick Ness – Release

Peter Ackroyd – Queer City: Gay London from the Roman to the Present Day

Paul Flynn – Good As You: Prejudice to Pride – 30 Years of Gay Britain

Rodney Garland – Heart in Exile

Pat Barker – Regeneration

Jake Arnott – The Devil’s Paintbrush

Tom Wakefield – Mates

Martyn Goff – The Youngest Director

Rupert Smith – I Must Confess

Maria McCann – As Meat Loves Salt

Felice Picano – Like People In History

Gerbrand Bakker – The Twin

David Stafford – Fings Ain’t Wot They Used ‘T’ Be: The Lionel Bart Story

 Gerard Reve – The Evenings