Lambda Literary Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees. “With their quite different backgrounds, Carla and David bring us a valuable freshness of perspective combined with considerable involvement in our literature through the years,” said Board President, Katherine V. Forrest. “They are impressive additions to the LLF Board and we are delighted to have them join us in this new era for the Foundation.”

David McConnell is the author of The Silver Hearted, a novel (Alyson Books 2010). His novel, The Firebrat (PDC), came out in 2004 and was nominated for a Violet Quill award. His short fiction and journalism have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. A resident of New York City, David was on the Advisory Board of the Lambda Literary Foundation for four years and a contributing writer with the Foundation’s magazine, Lambda Book Report. He looks forward to rejoining the organization at a particularly exciting time. “I’d like to help build a firm alliance between the avant-garde and genre writers, between poets and mystery writers, experimentalists and romance novelists. The mainstream likes to congratulate itself that it’s open to LGBT writing now, but the bulk of our broad culture is still left out. New growth always takes place at the edges.”

Carla Trujillo was born to a working class family in New Mexico and grew up in Northern California. She received her B.S. degree in Human Development from UC Davis, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the editor of Living Chicana Theory (Third Woman Press 2003), an anthology about Chicana feminist theory. Trujillo is also the editor of Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About, winner of a Lambda Literary Award and the Out/Write Vanguard Award. Her novel, What Night Brings (Curbstone Press 2003), won the Miguel Marmol prize focusing on human rights. What Night Brings also won the Paterson Fiction Prize, the Latino Literary Foundation Latino Book Award, the Bronze Medal from Foreword Magazine, Honorable Mention for the Gustavus Meyers Books Award, and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Carla works as the Director of the Graduate Diversity Program at U.C. Berkeley, and has focused some of her recent activities on improving the work and classroom climate using Interactive Theater. She has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 23 years. “I am excited about participating on the LLF board,” she said, “and look forward to working with the dedicated staff and board to promote LGBT writing.”

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