Publishing Triangle Award Finalists Unveiled

By Maryann Yin Comment

The Publishing Triangle has revealed the list of finalists for its annual awards. These awards celebrate the association’s mission “to increase awareness of and appreciation for lesbian and gay literature.”

Comic strip writer and artist Alison Bechdel has been named the winner of the $3,000 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. Literary agent Frances Goldin won the Publishing Triangle’s Leadership Award.

An awards ceremony will take place on April 19th at the Tishman Auditorium of New School University in New York City. It begins at 7 p.m. and anyone can attend the free event. Below, we’ve listed all the finalists.

Finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

· Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader by Gayle S. Rubin (Duke University Press)
· Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes by Lisa L. Moore (University of Minnesota Press)
· When We Were Outlaws by Jeanne Córdova (Spinsters Ink)

Finalists for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

· A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski (Beacon Press)
· Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk About Homosexuality by Mark D. Jordan (University of Chicago Press)
· A Saving Remnant: The Radical Lives of Barbara Deming and David McReynolds by Martin Duberman (The New Press)

Finalists for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

· Cow by Susan Hawthorne (Spinifex Press)
· Inside the Money Machine by Minnie Bruce Pratt (Carolina Wren Press)
· Open Winter by Rae Gouirand (Bellday Books)
· The Stranger Dissolves by Christina Hutchins (Sixteen Rivers Press)

Finalists for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

· A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos by Tim Dlugos (Nightboat Books)
· Love-in-Idleness by Christopher Hennessey (Brooklyn Arts Press)
· Motion Studies by Brad Richard (The Word Works)
· Touch by Henri Cole (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Finalists for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction

· Mitko by Garth Greenwell (Miami University Press)
· My Sister Chaos by Lara Fergus (Spinifex Press)
· We the Animals by Justin Torres (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
· Zipper Mouth by Laurie Weeks (The Feminist Press)

Finalists for The Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction

· Monoceros by Suzette Mayr (Coach House Books)
· The Necessity of Certain Behaviors by Shannon Cain (University of Pittsburgh Press)
· Quarantine by Rahul Mehta (Harper Perennial)
· Remembrance of Things I Forgot by Bob Smith (University of Wisconsin Press)
· The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst (Alfred A. Knopf)
· The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov by Paul Russell (Cleis Press)