Maupin's six-volume Tales of the City was
chosen as Britain's favorite gay novel, reports BBC News.
The Big Gay Read competition reflects the opinions of 25,000
voters from around the country. "It's wonderful to
know that the joy and fulfillment I've found as a gay
man has somehow contributed to the joy and fulfillment
of others," said Maupin, who will collect an award at
Manchester's Queer Up North festival.
novelist Sarah Waters fared well in the voting, with two
novels in the top five: Tipping the Velvet
(number 2) and Fingersmith (number 5). The
third and fourth positions were taken by Jeanette
Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Jackie
Kay's Trumpet, respectively. Annie Proulx's
short story "Brokeback Mountain" placed seventh.
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