The Publishing Triangle, the association of lesbian and gay men in publishing, held their Annual Triangle Awards ceremony Thursday evening, April 21st, 2016. 

The Triangle Awards took place at the Tishman Auditorium inside the New School’s University Center Building. The ceremony was an uplifting affair with a warm reception afterward. The Bill Whitehead Award for lifetime achievement was bestowed to poet and publisher Eloise Klein and the founders of Christopher Street Magazine received the Publishing Triangle’s Leadership Award during the ceremony.

Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature

The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson (Graywolf Press)
Debridement, by Corrina Bain (Great Weather for Media)
[Winner] The Middle Notebookes, by Nathanaël (Nightboat Books)
Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities, by Jackson Wright Schultz (Dartmouth College Press)

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)
[Winner] “No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy, by Marcia M. Gallo (Cornell University Press)

The Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

[Winner] 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)
[Winner] 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)

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)
[Winner] No Confession, No Mass, by Jennifer Perrine (University of Nebraska Press)

The Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

Boy with Thorn, by Rickey Laurentiis (University of Pittsburgh Press)
[Winner] Chord, by Rick Barot (Sarabande Books)
Farther Traveler, by Ronaldo V. Wilson (Counterpath Press)
The Spectral Wilderness, by Oliver Bendorf (Kent State University Press)

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)
[Winner] One Hundred Days of Rain, by Carellin Brooks (BookThug)

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)
[Winner] A Poet of the Invisible World, by Michael Golding (Picador)
Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


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