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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ann Holmquist  

Pen Name: Ann Bannon


Audience: Adult;

Born: September, 1932 in Joliet, IL

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Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

  • Odd Girl Out, Cleis Press, 2001
  • Beebo Brinker, Cleis Press, 2001
  • I Am a Woman, Cleis Press, 2002
  • Women in the Shadows, Cleis Press, 2002
  • ''Journey to a Woman, Cleis Press, 2003

Selected Titles At Your Library

Odd Girl Out /
ISBN: 1573441287. OCLC Number:

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From the Publisher: In the 1950s, Ann Bannon broke through the shame and isolation typically portrayed in lesbian pulps, offering instead women characters who embraced their sexuality. With Odd Girl Out, Bannon introduces Laura Landon, whose love affair with her college roommate Beth launched the lesbian pulp fiction genre.

Beebo Brinker /
ISBN: 1573441252. OCLC Number:

Cleis Press,. San Francisco, Calif. :. [2001?]

I am a woman /
ISBN: 1573441457. OCLC Number:

Cleis Press,. San Francisco, Calif. :. ©2002.

College student Laura Landon flees campus heartbreak - over sorority sister Beth's decision to marry a man - to embrace Greenwich Village's lesbian bohemia. Settling in the big city, Laura moves in with Marcia, a married divorcee and the object of Laura's affections. Along comes Jack, a wisecracking gay man who becomes her best friend and helps Laura through early difficulties. And finally Beebo Brinker herself, a woman known in all the bars of the Village, and an aggressive pursuer of Laura.

Women in the shadows /
ISBN: 157344149X. OCLC Number:

Cleis Press,. San Francisco :. ©2002.

This love story picks up with Beebo's relationship with Laura waning, as both women become caught up in the cultural tumult that anticipates ten years in the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969.

Journey to a woman /
ISBN: 1573441708. OCLC Number:

Cleis Press :. San Francisco :. [2003], ©1960.

Designated the "Queen of Lesbian Pulp" for her series of landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon's work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation. Following the release of Cleis Press's new editions of Beebo Brinker and Odd Girl Out, Journey to a Woman finds Laura in love among the lesbian bohemia of Greenwich Village.



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