Because the world of indie-publishing gives authors more freedom, previously marginalized writers are able to reach a wider audience -- and readers can be treated to a wealth of new perspectives and experiences than those most explored in the traditional realm of publishing.
Yukio Mishima's suicide in November 1970, with its grim invocation of samurai machismo, is probably the most famous moment of his legend. It overshadows everything else, including Mishima's three nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Susan Kuklin's book for young adults, Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out captures the voices of six young people who have struggled with their gender identity, a different issue from sexual orientation.
I have just read one of the best books I've ever experienced in my life: John Horne Burns' The Gallery. It was praised when it came out in 1947; it was a bestseller, and Hemingway described it as the book he wished he had written about World War II.
Marshall Moore is an American author and publisher living in Hong Kong, whose novels include The Concrete Sky and An Ideal for Living, as well as the highly-anticipated and recently released Bitter Orange.