It's been a long road, but at last there is some national recognition for our book. "Building Fires in the Snow" is one of five finalists in the LGBTQ Anthology category in this year's Lambda Literary Awards competition.
The Lambda Literary Awards are the Golden Globes of queer lit, lots of categories covering the widest possible range of work. It will be interesting to see how this plays out when the winner is announced this summer. In our category, we are the only "straight" literary work. The other four anthologies are TOTALLY different. One is a compilation of queer comics, two are comprised of essays from what looks like radical academic/artistic perspectives. One is a collection of accounts of LGBTQ people in the health care system. Given this diversity, I’m not sure how the judges will pick a winner. It would definitely be comparing apples to oranges. However it plays, this group of works places us in very good company.
Wish us luck on June 12 at the awards ceremony in NYC. | MORE |