2016 STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS*
*Winner and honorees for Literature only.
The Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table, are the first and most enduring awards for LGBTQIA+ books in the United States. Since 1971 they have recognized books of exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.
Read more about the Stonewall Book Awards at this link: http://www.ala.org/rt/rrt/award/stonewall
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015
An NBC Latino Selection for Ten Great Latino Books Published in 2015
Virginie Despentes's Apocalypse Baby kept me up several nights in a row--in part because it's a terrific page-turner, and in part because I was anxious to see how Despentes would sustain her narrative ride. Apocalypse Baby is more than a compelling punk, queerish spin on the noir genre.
In the canon of contemporary feminist and lesbian poetry, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD breaks silence. A fictionalized autobiography, the poems in this collection illustrate the narrator's survival of a domestic and sexual violence in a lesbian relationship.
"So many historical novels read like connect-the-dots puzzles or costume dramas, so one that is fresh, original and time-travels to an undiscovered past is a real discovery...Jam On The Vine stands on its own as a powerful coming-of-age novel, and it is also a sharp reminder of the critically important role played by the African-American newspaper in American history."--Chicago Tribune
Lum has always been on the outside. At eight, she was diagnosed with what we now call an intersex condition and is told she can't expect to marry. Now, at thirty-three, she has no home of her own but is shuttled from one relative's house to another--valued for her skills, but never treated like a true member of the family.