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Canadians among finalists for 26th annual Lambda Awards

The finalists were announced today for the 26th annual Lambda Literary Awards, which honours LGBT books published in 2013. Out of more than 700 submissions in 24 categories, at least 11 Canadian publishers and authors made the list. The winners will be announced in New York on June 2.

The Canadian finalists include:

  • Wanting in Arabic, Trish Salah, TSAR Publications (transgender fiction)
  • The Desperates, Greg Kearney, Cormorant Books (gay general fiction)
  • Jane and the Whales, Andrea Routley, Caitlin Press (LGBT debut fiction)
  • Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter, S. Bear Bergman, Arsenal Pulp Press (transgender non-fiction)
  • Meet Grindr: How One App Changed the Way We Connect, Jaime Woo, self-published (LGBT non-fiction)
  • Foxed, Garry Ryan, NeWest Press (gay mystery)
  • The Wild Beasts of Wuhan: An Ava Lee Novel, Ian Hamilton, Picador/Spiderline (lesbian mystery)
  • How Poetry Saved My Life, Amber Dawn, Arsenal Pulp (lesbian memoir/biography)
  • What I Love About Being Queer, Vivek Shraya, ed., George Brown College (LGBT anthology)
  • What Makes a Baby, Cory Silverberg; Fiona Smyth, illus., Seven Stories Press/Triangle Square (LGBT children’s/YA)
  • Tom at the Farm, Michel Marc Bouchard, Talonbooks (LGBT drama)
  • Last Salute, Tracey Richardson, Bella Books (lesbian romance)*
  • In His Secret Life, Mel Bossa, Bold Strokes Books (bisexual fiction)*
  • Light, ‘Nathan Burgoine, Bold Strokes Books (LGBT SF/F/horror)*

*Update Mar. 7: An earlier version of this story has been updated to include Tracey Richardson, who was nominated in the lesbian romance category for Last Salute, Mel Bossa, who was nominated in the bisexual fiction category, and ‘Nathan Burgoine in the LGBT SF/F/horror category for his novel Light.