Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lambda Literary Award Finalists

The short lists for the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced.The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world. Winning a Lammy can literally launch a writer’s career.

Here are just a few of nominees from several categories:

The First Bad Man by Miranda July
Jam on the Vine by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Breathing Lessons by Andy Sinclair
God in Pink by Hasan Namir
Immaculate Blue by Paul Russell

A Poet of the Invisible World by Michael Golding
The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House by John Whittier Treat
The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson
Eat My Heart Out by Zoe Pilger
Galileo's Middle Finger: heretics, activists and the search for justice in science by Alice Dreger

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