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 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