MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 – NEW YORK CITY
Augusten Burroughs, John Irving & Cherrie Moraga
Master of Ceremonies
A special performance by
Gracing the stage will be: Ingrid Abrams, Children’s Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library; Susan Atkins, Lambda Literary Foundation Board Member and Board Chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund; Justin Vivian Bond, author and Tony-nominated cabaret performer; Frank Bruni, the first openly gay op-ed columnist of The New York Times, and bestselling author; Nick Burd, acclaimed young adult author; Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor; Kathleen DeBold, activist and Lambda Literary Awards Administrator; Stacey D’Erasmo, novelist and literary critic; David France, journalist and documentary filmmaker; Deborah Gregory, television producer and award-winning author; Nina Hartley, legendary adult film actress and feminist sex educator; Karla Jay, lesbian activist historian; Randy Jones, pop star and original cowboy of The Village People; James Lecesne, actor, writer and Academy Award winning short filmmaker; Deacon MacCubbin & Jim Bennett, founders of Lambda Rising Bookstore and of the Lambda Literary Foundation; Keith Price, stand-up comic and Sirius OUT Z radio personality; Mike Ruiz, celebrity photographer; George Slowick, President of Publishers Weekly; Peter Staley, AIDS and gay rights activist, founder of AIDSmeds.com; Kim Stolz, fashion model, television personality, and financial executive; Edmund White, award-winning novelist and memoirist; Riki Anne Wilchins, groundbreaking transgender activist; and Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning young adult author. (more…)
A Note from the New Managing Editor
Forgive me; I live in New York, so marriage has been on my mind.
Have you ever loved a book so much you wanted to marry it? I don’t mean a metaphorical or allegorical love—I mean a literal love. Have you ever felt a passion so strong for a work of literature that it could not be denied? Have you ever felt such a strong sense of passion for a book that you were inspired to put a ring on that novel’s finger, walk it down the aisle, and fly it to Niagara Falls for a romantic honeymoon getaway? (more…)
It’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed since I joined the editorial team to build a web magazine from the ground up. We’re in an exciting place. And you can expect some exciting changes — for the better — in the coming months. With this new change comes a new editor, a new name, a new logo, and perhaps even a new look for the site.
One thing will remain the same, we’ll continue to review the best LGBT books on the market and feature the smartest, most interesting, and sometimes more controversial figures in our community. I will also drop by every so often to contribute here and there. So although, this is my last note as Editor, it’s not the last you’ll hear from me.
To all of our loyal readers I thank you so much for making this site what it is today.
3-time Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Edward Albee & Award-Winning Crime Writer Val McDermid Honored
For Immediate Release
New York, NY — Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Edward Albee and Diamond Dagger Award-winning crime fiction writer Val McDermid were honored last night at the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards, in a ceremony at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City. Taking place the same week of Book Expo America-the book publishing industry’s biggest annual gathering of booksellers, publishers, and others in the industry-the Lambda ceremony brought together over 400 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature.
23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards
TONIGHT: May 26, 2011
Tickets Available @ Will Call
Edward Albee Val McDermid
Honorary Host Committee
Ann Bannon • Don Bachardy • Bill Clegg • Kate Clinton • Stacey D’Erasmo • Mart Crowley • Michael Cunningham • Jim McGreevey • David Mixner • Ann Patchett Stefanie Powers • Andrew Tobias • Andy Towle • Edmund White
Kate Clinton, Jim McGreevey, Terrence McNally, David Mixner,
Stefanie Powers, Andrew Tobias and Miss New York, Claire Buffie
Join us at the most glamorous LGBT literary event in the country. Over 400 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities will come together to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature.
Hosted by Lea DeLaria
School of Visual Arts Theater
333 West 23rd Street
New York City
6:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 Awards Ceremony
9:30 VIP After Party at Cheim & Read
Special After Party Guests:
Unitard with Mike Albo, Nora Burns, and David Ilku
2011 New York City Host Committee Members:
Don Weise, Co-Chair • David McConnell, Co-Chair • S. Chris Shirley, Co-Chair
Jamie Brickhouse • J. Brooks • Benoit Denizet-Lewis • Dick Donahue • Jessica Falvo • David Gale • Charles Rice-Gonzalez • Nicholas Nicholson • Heather Aimee O’Neill • Julia Pastore • Lori Perkins • Patrick Ryan • Rakesh Satyal • Liz Scheier • Bob Smith • Jerl Surratt • Linda Villarosa • Paul Whitlatch
Please note all tickets are non-refundable and tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Lambda Literary is a 501(c)(3) organization. Each $100 ticket includes goods or services valued at $30. Each $150 ticket includes goods or services valued at $45.
Continues its support for next generation of LGBT literary stars
Lambda Literary Foundation, the country’s leading national nonprofit organization for the LGBT literary community, is pleased to announce that it has received renewal of a grant of $25,000 from Amazon.com, a continuation of Amazon’s support for the Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. This year’s retreat will be held August 6th through August 13th, 2011, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.
Established in 2007 as the newest program of LLF, the Writers’ Retreat is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBT writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, genre fiction, nonfiction or poetry taught by some of the LGBT community’s most talented and celebrated authors and instructors. Students of the Writers’ Retreat spend the week working on their manuscripts and attending workshops conducted by publishing industry professionals. Writers’ Retreat Fellows have gone on to publish an impressive array of works. (more…)
Three-time Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Edward Albee &
Award-Winning Crime Writer Val McDermid to be Honored at
23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Comedienne Lea DeLaria to Host Stellar Line up of Presenters
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Edward Albee and Gold Dagger Award-winning crime fiction writer Val McDermid will be special honorees at the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards ceremony to be hosted by comedienne Lea DeLaria on Thursday, May 26 in New York City at the School of Visual Arts Theater. Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally will introduce Albee, and pioneering lesbian mystery writer Katherine V. Forrest will introduce McDermid.
Historically one of the most glamorous LGBT literary events in the country, this ceremony brings together over 400 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature.
People will remember this for generations to come!
The Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices
By far one of the most important initiatives the Lambda Literary Foundation undertakes is to support our up-and-coming writers. In the long run, maybe it’s our most important job. We do so through The Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices — this year in Los Angeles August 6-13. After 4 years of existence, our Retreat has earned a sterling reputation, and for good reason.
Please join the Lambda Literary Foundation and Finalists of the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards for readings in the following cities of their nominated works. The lists of confirmed readers are subject to change.
Finalists for the Lambda Literary Award were announced today by the Lambda Literary Foundation in Los Angeles. Books from major mainstream publishers and from academic presses, from both long-established and brand new LGBT publishers, and even from emerging publish-on-demand technologies, make up the 114 finalists for the “Lammys.” The finalists were selected from a record number of nominations.