On writing an LGBTI thriller
If you identify as LGBTI, then finding books that resonate may often prove difficult. Horst Wagenfeld visited Kalang brimming with ideas for his future book, a psychological thriller with a back drop of queer politics. Based in Berlin, Horst is a tour guide, where his knowledge of place will without doubt colour and inform his writing. There were discussions about body image within the gay community, a central theme in his book. Horst believes the pressure to maintain a certain body type is intense in the gay community as individuals feel the pressure for acceptance. The struggle with abandonment and rejection are some real issues his book’s protagonists must contend, and they do so with some spine-chilling plot-driven consequences. We look forward to see this book achieve praise and acknowledgment in the field of LGBTI literature.