Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore ( is the author of three novels and a memoir, and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies. Her latest novel, Sketchtasy (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018), was hailed by NPR Books as “not just one of the best books of the year, it’s an instant classic of queer literature.” Her memoir, The End of San Francisco (City Lights Publishing, 2013), won a Lambda Literary Award. “My Ideal Audience” is excerpted from a recently completed manuscript titled The Freezer Door.

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