Lammy Finalists Announced Today
With 114 finalists in 24 categories of LGBT literature, there will be books of interest to many on this extensive list. Showing the evolution of LGBT publishing, this is the first year that the Transgender category has had enough nominations to be divided into fiction and nonfiction (the Bisexual category was first split just last year). Other categories include Anthology, Children's/Young Adult, Drama, Poetry, SF/Fantasy/Horror, Gay & Lesbian Debut Fiction, Memoir & Biography, Mystery, and Romance.
While you may not find some of the books from the finalist list at DPL because they are from small independent presses, many will still be available through our Interlibrary Loan Department. (Remember, you are limited to 30 ILL requests per year).
Some of my favorites from the nominees lists:
If You Follow Me, Malena Watrous (Bisexual Fiction)
Wildthorn, Jane Eagland (YA Fiction)
Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature, Emma Donoghue (LGBT Nonfiction)
The Big Bang Symphony, Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Lesbian Fiction)
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