The Publishing Triangle Awards, honoring the best lesbian and gay fiction, nonfiction, and poetry of 2009, will be presented on April 29 at the Tishman Auditorium of the New School for Social Research. The Publishing Triangle will present the awards in conjunction with the Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards.
List of nominees and winners are after the jump.
Blanche Wiesen Cook is the 2010 recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Cook, a historian, activist, and scholar, has received near universal acclaim for her multibook biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Volume 1, 1884-1933, published in 1992, won the Lambda Literary Award and Los Angeles Times Book Award. The second volume, The Defining Years, 1933-1938, appeared in 1999 and the final book is forthcoming. She is Distinguished Professor of History and Womenâ€™s Studies at the John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The editor of Crystal Eastman on Women & Revolution, Cook has also edited and contributed to many anthologies and written on LGBT issues throughout her career. For more than twenty years, she produced and hosted her own program for Radio Pacifica, “Women and the World in the 1990s” (originally called “Activists and Agitators”). She was a founder and co-chair of the Freedom of Information and Access Committee of the Organization of American Historians.
Finalists for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction:
James Davidson, The Greeks and Greek Love (Random House)
Chap Heap, Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940 (University of Chicago Press)
David Plante, The Pure Lover (Beacon Press)
Finalists for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry:
Stacie Cassarino, Zero at the Bone (New Issues Poetry & Prose)
Kristin Naca, Bird Eating Bird (Harper Perennial)
Lee Ann Roripaugh, On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year (Southern Illinois University Press)
Finalists for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry:
Brent Goodman, The Brother Swimming Beneath Me (Black Lawrence Press)
D.A. Powell, Chronic (Graywolf Press)
Ronaldo V. Wilson, Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books)
Finalists for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction:
Elise Moser, Because I Have Loved and Hidden It (Cormorant Books)
Lori Ostlund, The Bigness of the World (University of Georgia Press)
Rakesh Satyal, Blue Boy (Kensington)
Michele Karlsberg is the winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Leadership Award:
As curator of Outspoken, a nationwide gay and lesbian literary series, she helps new and established voices reach a wider audience. Karlsberg also has produced the first Olivia Book Expo on the Holland Americas line, and is the co-editor of the anthologies To Be Continued and To Be Continued Take Two.
Finalists for The Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction:
G. Winston James, Shaming the Devil (Top Pen Press)
Barb Johnson, More of This World or Maybe Another (Harper Perennial)
Eleanor Lerman, The Blonde on the Train (Mayapple Press)
Vestal McIntyre, Lake Overturn (Harper)
Jill Malone, A Field Guide to Deception (Bywater Books)
Sebastian Stuart, The Hour Between (Alyson Books)