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Canadian authors celebrated at the Lambda Awards

Four Canadian authors took home awards last night at the 23rd Lambda Literary Awards in New York City. “The Lammies”  celebrate the best in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender writing for books published the previous year.

First-time novelist Amber Dawn won the Lesbian Debut Fiction award for Sub Rosa (Arsenal Pulp Press). Zoe Whittall won in the new Transgender Fiction category for her novel Holding Still for as Long as Possible (House of Anansi Press). Anna Swanson took the Lesbian Poetry Award for her collection, The Nights Also (Tightrope Books). And S. Bear Bergman and Kate Bornstein took home the award for best LGBT Anthology for Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press).

Read the complete list of winners.