Author Peter Wells began a series of posts on his Facebook page last month, 'talking about what I saw, was going through, thought'. He has given the Spinoff permission to present his diary of life with cancer.
Peter Wells reviews Our Young Man by Edmund White
Peter Wells expands on his recent, pathetically small Listener review of What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
An essay by Peter Wells on a new "sacred text" by her holiness Katherine Mansfield - 20 pages of jottings from a summer holiday on the Napier-Taupo road when she was 19.
All week this week we look at writers and writing which ties in with New Zealand's first-ever LGBTI Writers' festival - Samesame but different - staged from February 12-14 at AUT. Today: festival director Peter Wells on two books that meant the world to him as a young gay guy.
Peter Wells reviews Carol, a new reissue of Patricia Highsmith's 'daring masterpiece' - a novel about an obsessive lesbian relationship which never once uses the word 'lesbian'.