Waymon Hudson

Publishing Triangle announces Award Winners for Queer literature

Filed By Waymon Hudson | May 04, 2008 9:30 AM | comments

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Tags: literature, Publishing Triangle

I'm a big fan of supporting LGBT writers. In that spirit, I thought I'd share the winners of this year's winners of the Publishing Triangle Awards.

The purpose of the Publishing Triangle is to further the publication of books and other materials written by lesbian and gay authors or with lesbian and gay themes. They also sponsor lots of programs to increase awareness of and appreciation for lesbian and gay literature. So be sure to check out some of these great books!

The nominees and winners are after the jump...

Finalists for The Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

-WINNER! Joan Larkin, My Body (Hanging Loose Press)
-Eileen Myles, Sorry, Tree (Wave Books)
-Jennifer Perrine, The Body Is No Machine (New Issues)

Finalists for The Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

-Henri Cole, Blackbird and Wolf (Farrar Straus Giroux)
-WINNER! (tie) Steve Fellner, Blind Date with Cavafy (Marsh Hawk Press)
-WINNER! (tie) Daniel Hall, Under Sleep (The University of Chicago Press)

Finalists for The Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction

-James Cañón, Tales from the Town of Widows (Harper Perennial)
-WINNER! Myriam Gurba, Dahlia Season (Manic D Press)
-Bob Smith, Selfish and Perverse (Carroll & Graf)

Finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

-Amy Hoffman, An Army of Ex-Lovers (University of Massachusetts Press)
-WINNER! Janet Malcolm, Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice (Yale University Press)
-Sharon Marcus, Between Women (Princeton University Press)

Finalists for The Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

-Martin Duberman, The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein (Alfred A. Knopf)
-WINNER! Michael Rowe, Other Men's Sons (Cormorant Books)
-Michael S. Sherry, Gay Artists in Modern American Culture (University of North Carolina Press)

Finalists for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction

-André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
-WINNER! (tie) Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
-Felicia Luna Lemus, Like Son (Akashic Books)
-WINNER! (tie) Ali Liebegott, The IHOP Papers (Carroll & Graf)
-Brian Malloy, Brendan Wolf (St. Martin's Press)
-Armistead Maupin, Michael Tolliver Lives (HarperCollins)
-Sarah Schulman, The Child (Carroll & Graf)

Also awarded:

-The Publishing Triangle Leadership Award: Richard Labonte and Carol Seajay
-The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement: Katherine V. Forrest

So kick back, pick up a good book, and get your gay on!

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Those are great, thank you!

I'm a little disappointed 'Call Me By Your Name ' by Andre Aciman didn't win. I read the whole book, start to finish, last weekend and still can't stop thinking about it! My recommendation to everyone for sure, you won't be dissapointed!

Now it looks like I have other one's to check out too, thanks......

I'll have to check that one out, Matthew. I love good recommendations!

Anyone else that has a good book, feel free to add them to the thread as well!

Matthew - I have to admit that I, too, was disappointed that Call Me by Your Name didn't win. I think it was the best GLBT book I've read in a number of years...and to think that it was written by a straight man (maybe thats why it didn't win?)! I guess I have some "winning" titles to check out now.....

I'm glad we can commiserate David. I think we should start a grassroots campaign to get Aciman some recognition. What do you think? lol

There are probably more pressing matters to campaign about, haha.

GLBT, Straight, what-have-you, that book was one of the better reads in a long time. no matter what category.

I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read any of those.