Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lammys Come Out

This year’s finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards were announced earlier today by the Lambda Literary Foundation. These so-called Lammys “celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2010.” There are 114 contestants in 24 categories of books, with 10 in a pair of groups that might be of interest specifically to Rap Sheet readers:

Lesbian Mystery:
The Cruel Ever After, by Ellen Hart (Minotaur)
Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid (HarperCollins)
Missing Lynx, by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou (Bold Strokes Books)
Parallel Lies, by Stella Duffy (Bywater Books)
Water Mark, by J.M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books)

Gay Mystery:
Cockeyed, by Richard Stevenson (MLR Press)
Echoes, by David Lennon (Blue Spike Publishing)
Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers, by I.E. Woodward (iUniverse)
Smoked, by Garry Ryan (NeWest Press)
Vieux Carre Voodoo, by Greg Herren (Bold Strokes Books)

A full list of nominees can be found here. Winners are set to be announced on Thursday, May 26, during a ceremony at New York City’s School of Visual Arts Theater.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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