2020 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
"Cantoras is a stunning lullaby to revolution—and each woman in this novel sings it with a deep ferocity. Again and again, I was lifted, then gently set down again—either through tears, rage, or laughter. Days later, I am still inside this song of a story." —Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author
One of Barack Obama’s “Favorite Books of the Year”
"Phenomenal" --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals
"Brilliant" --Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun
“A profound exploration of the true meaning of borders.” —The New York Times Book Review
An instant New York Times Bestseller!
Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award
Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction!
Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • People • Buzzfeed
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection
Winner • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction]
A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection
Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings L
Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Named a Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Book for the 2020 Stonewall Book Awards. Lambda Literary Award-winner Hasan Namir's debut collection of poetry, WAR/TORN, is a brazen and lyrical interrogation of religion and masculinity--the performance and sense of belonging they delineate and draw together.