The Publishing Triangle announced B.C. authors Kim Fu and Raziel Reid as finalists for the 27th annual Triangle Awards, which celebrate the best LGBT fiction, non-fiction, and poetry titles published the year prior.
Fu is a finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction for her novel For Today I Am a Boy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), about a young transgender Chinese immigrant who struggles with his parents’ desire for a strong masculine son in a family of daughters. Reid is a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction for his Governor General’s Award–winning YA title When Everything Feels Like the Movies (Arsenal Pulp Press), which tells of glamourous teenaged Jude’s coming-of-age among his cliquish, homophobic peers.
A select group of finalists will read from their respective books in New York City on April 22. Prize winners will be announced at a free awards ceremony the following evening.