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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha finalist for the Triangle Awards

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (photo: Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes)

Toronto author Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha has been named a finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction at the Triangle Awards for her essay collection Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice (Arsenal Pulp Press), in which the disability justice activist and performance artist writes about rethinking accessibility.

The Triangle Awards, honouring LGBTQ fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, will be presented in New York City on April 25. The finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction are listed below. The finalists in all categories are available on the Publishing Triangle’s website.

  • Black, Queer, Southern, Women: An Oral History, E. Patrick Johnson (University of North Carolina Press)
  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon, Jaime Harker (University of North Carolina Press)
  • Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, Imani Perry (Beacon Press)