Thursday, March 16, 2017

Yes! Ma-nee Chacaby's memoir A Two Spirit Journey on short list for Lambda Prize.

Lambda Literary Awards (also known as the "Lammys") are awarded yearly by the US-based Lambda Literary Foundation to published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes. Categories include Humor, Romance and Biography. To qualify, a book must have been published in the United States in the year current to the award. The Lambda Literary Foundation states that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians - the whole literary community."[1] The awards were instituted in 1988 - Wikipedia
Many Canadian nominees this year and listed here. 
  • Lesbian fiction category: Tears in the Grass by Lynda A. Archer 
  • Lesbian memoir/biography category: A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder by Ma-Nee Chacaby
  • Transgender fiction category: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom and Small Beauty by jia qing-wilson
  • LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult category: Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard 
  • Transgender nonfiction category: You Only Live Twice: Sex, Death and Transition by Chase Joynt and Mike Hoolboom
  • Transgender poetry category: even this page is white by Vivek Shraya
  • Lesbian mystery category: Under Contract by Jessica L. Webb
  • LGBTQ SF/F/Horror category: The Devourers by Indra Das and Kissing Booth Girl by A.C. Wise
  • LGBTQ graphic novels category: The Case of Alan Turing by French authors Arnaud Delalande and Eric Liberge, translated by David Homel 
  • LGBTQ anthology category: The Remedy by Zena Sharman and Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry edited by U.S. scholar Martha Amore and Lucian Childs
  • LGBTQ drama category: Freda and Jem's Best of the Week by Lois Fine
See all the finalists at the Lambda Literary Awards website.

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