Triangle Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 28th annual Triangle Awards, which honor the best LGBT fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2015, were announced on Monday. 

For the first time, the Triangle Awards are honoring trans and gender-variant literature Works of excellence. Finalists for the new prize, which comes with $1,000, include Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts, Graywolf Press), Corrina Bain (Debridement, Great Weather for Media), Nathanael (The Middle Notebookes, Nightboat Books), and Jackson Wright Schultz (Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities, Dartmouth College Press).

In addition to the finalists in the six awards categories, Publishing Triangle announced that poet and publisher Eloise Klein Healy will receive the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. 

The awards will be presented on April 21, 2016, at the Tishman Auditorium of the New School’s University Center building (63 Fifth Avenue in New York City) at 7 p.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.

For the full list of Triangle Awards and 2015’s finalists, see below.

Finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Arsenal Pulp Press)
The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, by Lillian Faderman (Simon and Schuster)
Honor Girl, by Maggie Thrash (Candlewick Press)
“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy, by Marcia M. Gallo (Cornell University Press)

Finalists for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction
Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, by Barney Frank (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
A House in St. John’s Wood: In Search of My Parents, by Matthew Spender (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality, by Michelangelo Signorile (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Visions and Revisions: Coming of Age in the Age of AIDS by Dale Peck (Soho Press)

Finalists for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
Bodymap, by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Mawenzi House/TSAR)
Fanny Says, by Nickole Brown (BOA Editions)
Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life, by Dawn Lundy Martin (Nightboat Books)
No Confession, No Mass, by Jennifer Perrine (University of Nebraska Press)

Finalists for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry
Boy with Thorn, by Rickey Laurentiis (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Chord, by Rick Barot (Sarabande Books)
Farther Traveler, by Ronaldo V. Wilson (Counterpath Press)
The Spectral Wilderness, by Oliver Bendorf (Kent State University Press)

Finalists for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
Blue Talk and Love, by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan (Riverdale Avenue Books)
Bright Lines, by Tanwi Nandini Islam (Penguin Books)
Hotel Living, by Ioannis Pappos (Harper Perennial)
One Hundred Days of Rain, by Carellin Brooks (BookThug)

Finalists for The Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
After the Parade, by Lori Ostlund (Scribner)
JD, by Mark Merlis (Terrace Books/University of Wisconsin Press)
A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara (Doubleday)
A Poet of the Invisible World, by Michael Golding (Picador)
Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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