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Lambda Literary Award Winners Revealed

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

More than four hundred people attended the ceremony at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City. Some of the celebrity guests included former governor Jim McGreevey, beauty queen Claire Buffie, and photographer Amos Mac.

Here’s more from the release: “Among the winners were Eileen Myles’s Inferno (A Poet’s Novel) which took the top honor in Lesbian Fiction and Adam Haslett’s Union Atlantic in Gay Fiction.  There were two ties as well, an unusual occurrence for the Awards, in the Lesbian Memoir category as well as in LGBT Studies.” Follow the jump to see the full list of winners.

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Two San Francisco Bookstores to Close

Two San Francisco independent bookstores will close in coming weeks. Modern Times, a shop on Valencia Street, sold both traditional fiction and progressive titles. A Different Light, located in the Castro District, specialized in books for the LGBT community.

The Bay Citizen reports: “But in recent years the store [A Different Light] has struggled financially. Some publishers have complained about the bookstore not paying its bills on time. The store’s owner, Bill Barker, could not be reached for comment. The person who answered Barker’s phone would not identify himself and said the owner was ‘in the desert’ and unreachable.”

For Modern Times, their landlord decided to not renew their lease. However, the store could reopen. According to an e-mail sent to The Bay Citizen, Washington D.C.-based Busboys & Poets has proposed that the store set up shop on the East Coast.