Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize

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Lambda Literary’s Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize honors LGBTG-identified authors who have published multiple novels, built a strong reputation and following, and show promise to continue publishing high quality work for years to come. Made possible through the generous support of James Duggins PhD, the award includes a cash prize of $5000.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Awards Administrator, Ella Boureau at [email protected]

Previous winners of the Outstanding Novelist Prize:

2014: Michael Thomas Ford, Radclyffe
2013: Trebor Healey, Nicola Griffith

2012: Brian Leung, Stacey D’Erasmo
2011: Alex Sanchez, Susan Stinson
2010: Noel Alumit, Lee Lynch
2009: Michael Lowenthal, Elana Dykewomon
2008: Ronald L. Donaghe, Michelle Tea
2007: Jim Grimsley, Dorothy Allison

About James Duggins, PhD

A U.S. Navy Journalist in the Pacific (Korean War), Jim studied with James Michener and Bill Lederer. He graduated from San Francisco State, and received his PhD from UC Berkeley. He taught English and Speech at high school and community college, and retired as a professor from San Francisco State. He is co-author of Hooked on Books (Berkley Books), compiled Teaching Reading for Human Values (Charles Merrill), and has written many articles for academic journals (The English Journal, The Journal of Reading, Wilson Library Journal). Jim’s memoir piece, “A Rock and a Hard Place,” appeared in Love, Castro Street: Reflections of San Francisco (Alyson Press, 2007). He now writes fiction full time and his current works include The Power: A Novel of Voodoo and Slave Stealer, The Man Without A Conscience, and The Possession of Sarah Winchester. Jim Duggins is a member of the Original Palm Springs Writers Guild (Palm Springs, CA), The Authors Guild (New York) and the Historical Novel Society. He divides his time between the desert in southern California and his house in Mexico where he collects Mexican Folk Art and is a regular contributor to museums around the United States.