Finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards have been announced by the Lambda Literary Foundation in Los Angeles. Books from major mainstream publishers, from academic presses, from both long-established and new LGBT publishers, as well as from emerging publish-on-demand technologies, make up the 687 submissions for the “Lammys.” The finalists were selected from a record number of submissions, and, for the first time, the judges were encouraged to choose more finalists in those categories that drew a large number of submissions.
Now in their twenty-fifth year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender writing for books published in 2012. Winners will be announced during a ceremony on Monday evening, June 3, 2013, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York City 10003. Details on the annual after-party location are forthcoming. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit http://lambdaliterary.org/awards.
Finalists of the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards in the LGBT Nonfiction category include Far From The Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, by Andrew Solomon. For a complete list of nominees, please visit the Lambda Literary Foundation website.