LOS ANGELES: Lambda Literary has announced the finalists of its 30th annual Lambda Literary Awards. The awards, which advance LGBTQ literature, will be presented on June 4 in New York City. The finalists were selected from more than 1,000 submissions and 300 publishers by 67 literary professionals.
Alongside nominees for novels, poetry, and other literary forms, this year’s drama selections include Composure by Scott C. Sickles, produced by the Workshop Theater; Everybody’s Talking About Jamie by Tom MacRae, Jonathan Butterell, and Dan Gillespie Sells (Samuel French); The Gulf by Audrey Cefaly (Samuel French); How Black Mothers Say I Love You by Trey Anthony (Playwrights Canada Press); and Indecent by Paula Vogel, (Theatre Communications Group).
“Celebrating our 30th year of Lambda Literary Award finalists is to recognize that this organization has been at the center of contemporary queer literature for decades,” said executive director Tony Valenzuela in a statement. “This year is no different, with another stellar list of authors demonstrating through their work that LGBTQ books tell richly textured stories about who we are in all our incredible diversity.”