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Publishing Triangle and Ferro-Grumley Announce Award Nominees

The judges had to make some hard choices among a strong field of submissions, but a very worthy group of finalists has emerged for this year's Publishing Triangle and Ferro-Grumley Awards. These awards are for books published in the United States or Canada in 2007

They are:

    Finalists for The Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
    WINNER! Joan Larkin, My Body (Hanging Loose Press)
    Eileen Myles, Sorry, Tree (Wave Books)
    Jennifer Perrine, The Body Is No Machine (New Issues)

    Finalists for The Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry
    Henri Cole, Blackbird and Wolf (Farrar Straus Giroux)
    WINNER! (tie) Steve Fellner, Blind Date with Cavafy (Marsh Hawk Press)
    WINNER! (tie) Daniel Hall, Under Sleep (The University of Chicago Press)

    Finalists for The Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
    James Cañón, Tales from the Town of Widows (Harper Perennial)
    WINNER! Myriam Gurba, Dahlia Season (Manic D Press)
    Bob Smith, Selfish and Perverse (Carroll & Graf)

    Finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
    Amy Hoffman, An Army of Ex-Lovers (University of Massachusetts Press)
    WINNER! Janet Malcolm, Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice (Yale University Press)
    Sharon Marcus, Between Women (Princeton University Press)

    Finalists for The Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction
    Martin Duberman, The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein (Alfred A. Knopf)
    WINNER! Michael Rowe, Other Men's Sons (Cormorant Books)
    Michael S. Sherry, Gay Artists in Modern American Culture (University of North Carolina Press)

    Finalists for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
    André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    WINNER! (tie) Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    Felicia Luna Lemus, Like Son (Akashic Books)
    WINNER! (tie) Ali Liebegott, The IHOP Papers (Carroll & Graf)
    Brian Malloy, Brendan Wolf (St. Martin's Press)
    Armistead Maupin, Michael Tolliver Lives (HarperCollins)
    Sarah Schulman, The Child (Carroll & Graf)

Also awarded:
The Publishing Triangle Leadership Award: Richard Labonte and Carol Seajay
The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement: Katherine V. Forrest

The winners for these eight awards were announced at our annual awards ceremony, held at the New School in Greenwich Village, New York, on Monday, April 28, 2008.

For a complete list of past Triangle Award winners, visit our awards page. There you will also find information about special privileges that Publishing Triangle members have in nominating books and authors for these literary awards.

Updated March 10, 2008.