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Yesterday the winners of the 22nd annual Publishing Triangle Awards were announced–awards to celebrate the association’s mission “to increase awareness of and appreciation for lesbian and gay literature.”

In addition, historian, editor, and activist Blanche Wiesen Cook received the Publishing Triangle’s Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. Literary publicist Michele Karlsberg won the Publishing Triangle’s Leadership Award.

All the winners follow after the jump. Here’s more from the release: “The purpose of the Publishing Triangle is to further the publication of books and other materials written by lesbian and gay authors or with lesbian and gay themes. Founded in 1988, The Publishing Triangle works to create support and a sense of community for lesbian and gay people in the publishing industry.”

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