The deadline for submitting nominees for the Lambda Literary Award is rapidly approaching (it’s Tuesday). So this is your last chance to nudge authors and publishers to submit books for consideration.
The better the nominees, the better the reputation of the award, and so the better the reputation of quiltbag literature as a whole. So, you see, it’s your duty to make these nominations happen.
What was your favourite f/sf book with LGBT characters this year? What memoir made you thoughtful? What queer poetry made your heart thump? Any YA fiction grab you?
As you know, I really liked Ash, by Malinda Lo–though, hmmn, should it go under YA, or bisexual, or f/sf? Tricky…
So, tell me, what would you nominate if you could? Let’s see if we can make it happen for some lucky writer.
4 thoughts on “what book’s worth a prize this year?”
YA: Hiromi Goto's Half World
Lesbian fiction: I have three suggestions — Shamim Sarif's The World Unseen, Shani Mootoo's Valmiki's Daughter, and Emma Donoghue's The Sealed Letter, which was absolutely fantastic.
Not so sure about the f/sf category; I need to think about that one.
Andi Marquette's KC Fontero/Chris Guiterrez mysteries would be my pick this year. And I have tried to make sure her publisher nominated her.
Cool. I'll make sure the recs are passed on.
Wendy, it turns out that the Sarif and Mootoo titles are from 2008, and so is the Donoghue. Goto's will be a 2010 title the US – it was published up in Canada in 2009, but that edition couldn't be exported to/distributed in the US, so it's not eligible this year. Bummer. But, hey, next year…
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