Wilson and Hajratwala Win Asian American Literary Awards

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop announced the winners of the 13th Annual Asian American Literary Awards and its Lifetime Achievement Award. The winning books include: Once the Shore by Paul Yoon (Sarabande) for fiction; Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents by Lambda Award winner, Minal Hajratwala (HoughtonMifflinHarcourt) for nonfiction; and… read more

Hajratwala and Lodato win PEN USA Literary Awards

Winners of the 2010 PEN USA Literary Awards, which honor outstanding work by writers in several genres—including a new award for graphic literature—were announced earlier this week. And we’re happy to report that Minal Hajratwala‘s Lambda Award Winning memoir, Leaving India, won for  Research nonfiction. We interviewed Hajratwala earlier this year. See the full list of winners after… read more

Minal Hajratwala: 'The IQ in LGBTIQ'

Minal Hajratwala won a Lammy this year for her book, Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents, a delightfully insightful novel that combines memoir, history and reportage to trace her own family’s story and answer questions of identity and change for all migrants.  Here, she shares her thoughts and experiences through an e-mail… read more

Lammy Finalists Reading in SF [UPDATE]

Lambda Literary has partnered with libraries, bookstores, and festivals across the country to celebrate finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards. All readings are free and open to the public. April 13 – Hormel Center, San Francisco Public Library 5:00 pm – Reception 6:00 pm – Reading (in the Latino-Hispanic Room) Featuring: Elana Dykewomon, Patrick Letellier,… read more