March 20th 2012 -- This morning Bi Magazine reported that the Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the finalists for the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, honoring achievement in LGBT writing for books published in 2011. The awards this year include two separate categories, Nonfiction & Fiction, with five books nominated in each, for a total of ten nominations altogether for Bisexual Books.
This year's finalists were selected from a record number of nominations and came from major mainstream publishers and academic presses and from both long-established and new LGBT publishers, as well as from emerging publish-on-demand technologies, making up the 119 finalists in all categories for this years Awards, colloquially known as the "Lammys."
|Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir, by Susie Bright, Seal Press|
|Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections and Challenges, edited by Jonathan Alexander & Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, Routledge|
|The Horizontal Poet, by Jan Steckel, Zeitgeist Press|
|Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti, University of Arizona Press|
|Surviving Steven: A True Story, by Ven Rey|
|Boyfriends With Girlfriends, by Alex Sanchez, Simon & Schuster|
|The Correspondence Artist, by Barbara Browning, Two Dollar Radio|
|Have You Seen Me, by Katherine Scott Nelson, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography|
|Triptych, by J.M. Frey, Dragon Moon Press|
|The Two Krishnas, by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, Magnus Books|
Pioneer Award honorees, the master of ceremonies and presenters will be announced the second week of April. Winners will be announced at a Monday evening, June 4th ceremony in New York at the CUNY Graduate Center with an after-party at Slate.