The winners of the 26th annual Triangle Awards, which honor the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2013, were announced at a ceremony at the New School in New York City on April 24 sponsored by Farrar Straus Giroux, St. Martin’s Press, and Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Playwright María Irene Fornés was given the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award. The playwright and director Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas accepted the award on Fornés’s behalf. Sinister Wisdom magazine received the Publishing Triangle’s Leadership Award.
For the first time in the history of the awards, a novel was awarded the top prize in two categories. If You Could be Mine (Algonquin Young Readers) by Sara Farizan’s won both the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.
The Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction was awarded to Passionate Commitments: The Lives of Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins, by Julia M. Allen (SUNY Press), with the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction going to White Girls, by Hilton Als (McSweeney’s).
All the Heat We Could Carry, by Charlie Bondhus (Main Street Rag) won the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. The Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry was given to Enchantée, by Angie Estes (Oberlin College Press).
Click here to see the finalists in all categories.