2016 Lammy Award Winners

Lambda-MedalThe winners of the 2016 Lambda Literary Awards (“Lammys”) were announced June 6 at a ceremony in New York. The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing.

The winners of genre interest are reported below. The full list is here.

LGBT SF/F/Horror

  • The Gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan, Crown Publishers

LGBT Anthology

  • Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology, Sfé R. Monster (Editor) & Taneka Stotts (Assistant Editor), Beyond Press

Transgender Fiction

  • Tiny Pieces of Skull, or a Lesson in Manners, Roz Kaveney, Team Anjelica Publishing

(Roz Kaveney is well-known in fandom; the book is not sf/f.)

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]

Special NYRSF Reading 11/27

Deborah Grabien and Roz Kaveney will feature at a special edition of the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings on November 27. Veronica Schanoes will guest host.

Deborah Grabien has 18 published novels, including her current series, the JP Kinkaid Chronicles. She is a writer, musician, songwriter, cook, traveller, editor, publisher, music editor and feral cat rescuer.  In her spare time(!), she copes with her multiple sclerosis and is Artistic Outreach director for the Filaments Project, a nonprofit that raises money for musicians in need by turning used instrument strings into jewelry. 

Roz Kaveney is a British writer — two collections of her work appeared in August: Dialectic of the Flesh concentrates on her poetry on love, sex and LGBT themes and What If What’s Imagined Were All True on themes from fantasy and sf.  Rituals – Rhapsody of Blood, Volume One has just been released in the UK.  She was poetry guest of honour at Eastercon in 2011. Roz is also a founding member of Feminists Against Censorship; a former deputy chair of Liberty; and a transgender rights activist . She is deputy editor of the transgender-related magazine META.

The full press release follows the jump.

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