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LGBTQ Nation feature: "Here’s how an ‘Army of Lovers’ fought AIDS & changed health care in America" by Ron Goldberg | "People were yelling about issues I didn’t understand, displaying political and cultural sensitivities I hadn’t even begun to contemplate. But there was something powerful going on in that room, and I knew I had to be a part of it."

Green Arcade Books video: Reading and Conversation with K.M. Soehnlein & Ron Goldberg (World AIDS Day) | "Two renowned authors and activists joined us to mark the day by reading from their writing and sharing stories from their experiences during the formation of ACT UP."

LA Blade review: K.M. Soehnlein's "Army of Lovers," by John Weir | "This novel is a stunning act of remembering. It’s a visceral re-creation of the sights, sounds, smells, the feel of Manhattan from Wall Street to Times Square in the late 1980s and early ’90s."

SF Examiner profile: K.M. Soehnlein memorializes the early and intense years of AIDS activism in "Army of Lovers," by Josh Rotter | "When award-winning novelist K.M. Soehnlein started working on his fourth semi-autobiographical book...he knew it would be his most difficult one thus far."

LargeHearted Boy blog: K.M. Soehnlein's Playlist for His Novel "Army of Lovers" | Music inspired by "a captivating and poignant coming-of-age story that incisively captures the ACT UP movement of late '80s–early '90s New York City." 


Bay Area Reporter review: Love and Losses in K.M. Soehnlein's "Army of Lovers," by Jim Piechota | "In this stunning return to form, Soehnlein's brilliant novel of love, sex, social activism and sobering loss will incite nostalgia, pride, and a fierce sense of queer solidarity." 

San Francisco Chronicle review: As AIDS raged in S.F. and N.Y., a young queer activist came of age and took notes, by Anisse Gross | "...this is a novel that delivers on literature’s great themes of love and loss..." 


EDGE Media Network review: "Army of Lovers" Vividly Recounts Passion, Pride, and 1980s AIDS Activism, by Kilian Melloy | "...packs a punch...bristles with urgent energy..." 

Fauxmoir Literary Journal interview: A Conversation with K.M. Soehnlein, by Swetha Amit | "I hope that people who want to see a change in this world will take inspiration about how to participate in political activism and community organizing." 


K.M. Soehnlein and Monique Jenkinson, author of Faux Queen, chat about books, art, and activism

K.M. Soehnlein interviews Armistead Maupin about Tales of the City and a life of writing

Identity Theory interviews K.M. Soehnlein

The Rumpus interviews K.M. Soehnlein

“Best San Francisco Novels” list names You Can Say You Knew Me When 

K.M. Soehnlein on Goodreads 

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K.M. Soehnlein and Ron Goldberg in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. Photo by Marcel Pardo Ariza for LGBTQ Nation


K.M. Soehnlein, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division bookstore, NYC, Oct. 2022


Maria Maggenti and K.M. Soehnlein, The Center, NYC, Oct. 2022. View on YouTube.

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