Posted: Tuesday March 20, 2012
The finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards, or “Lammys” — honoring achievement in LGBT literature published in 2011 — were announced today by the Lambda Literary Foundation in Los Angeles. Nominees for the 24 categories include titles from well-known authors such as Alan Hollinghurst, Chris Adrian, and Hillary Jordan from major publishers to debut writers from small presses.
The Lambda Literary Foundation has been spreading the wealth of recognition; this year, more than 600 titles have been nominated for an award. More than 90 booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, previous Lammy winners and finalists, and other book professionals contributed to the selection of finalists.
We are thrilled that Jane Rule’s memoir Taking My Life has been nominated for a Lambda award in the category of Lesbian Memoir/Biography. Here are all the nominees in this category:
How to Get a Girl Pregnant, by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez, Tightrope Books
Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet, by Catherine Friend, Da Capo Press/Lifelong Books
Small Fires: Essays, by Julie Marie Wade, Sarabande
Taking My Life, by Jane Rule, Talonbooks
When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution, by Jeanne Córdova, Spinsters Ink
The awards ceremony will take place on June 4 in New York City.
Congratulations to all the nominated titles!