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Luis Negron, Chinelo Okparanta Win Lambda Awards

Christina B. Hanhardt accepts LGBT Studies Lambda for Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence - peoplewhowrite

Christina B. Hanhardt accepts LGBT Studies Lambda for Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence

The 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards opened Gay Pride Month with a celebration of the best in LGBTQI literature, past and present. The celebration began with a screening of the video “The LGBTQI Book That Saved My Life” in which readers shared the tomes that helped them come out, whether to their worlds or themselves. Graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel was feted with the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Literature for her body of work which includes comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and graphic memoirs Fun Home and Are You My Mother?

Kate Bornstein earned a standing ovation for her acceptance speech after receiving the Pioneer Award by her life partner Barbara Carrellas. Michael Thomas Ford and Radclyffe were awarded with the Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize and Imogen Binnie and Charles Rice-Gonzalez were presented with the Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award.

GAY GENERAL FICTION
Mundo Cruel: Stories by Luis Negron; translated by Suzanne Jill Levine

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION
Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta

LGBT DEBUT
Descendants of Hagar by Nik Nicholson

BISEXUAL FICTION
My Education by Susan Choi

TRANSGENDER FICTION
Wanting in Arabic by Trish Salah

LGBT NONFICTION
White Girls by Hilton Als

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION
The End of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

BISEXUAL NONFICTION
The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television by Maria San Filippo

GAY POETRY
Unpeopled Eden by Rigoberto Gonzalez

LESBIAN POETRY
Rise in the Fall by Ana Bozicevic

LGBT GRAPHIC NOVEL
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir by Nicole J. Georges

LGBT CHILDREN’S/YA – TIE
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY
A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, by Glenway Wescott, Ed. Jerry Rosco

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY
Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich

GAY MYSTERY
The Prisoner of the Riviera: A Francis Bacon Mystery by Janice Law

LESBIAN MYSTERY
High Desert by Katherine V. Forrest

GAY ROMANCE
Into This River I Drown by TJ Klune

LESBIAN ROMANCE
Clean Slate by Andrea Bramhall

GAY EROTICA
The Padisah’s Son and the Fox: an erotic novella, by Alex Jeffers

LESBIAN EROTICA
Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories by Ed. Sacchi Green

LGBT ANTHOLOGY
FICTION
Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba

NON-FICTION
Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners by Eds. Jim Elledge and David Groff

LGBT DRAMA
Tom at the Farm by Michel Marc Bouchard

LGBT SF/F/HORROR
Death by Silver by Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold

LGBT STUDIES
Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence by Christina B. Hanhardt

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One response to “Luis Negron, Chinelo Okparanta Win Lambda Awards

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