11 Canadian books nominated for Lambda Literary Awards

namir-god-in-pink.pngCanadian author Hasan Namir is nominated in the Gay Fiction category for his novel God in Pink.


Eleven Canadian books have been named as finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards, which honour the best literature by LGBT authors.

The prize, now in its 28th year, had a record number of submissions this year, with 933 titles submitted compared to 818 in the previous cycle. Canadian writers are nominated in nine categories.

The Canadian finalists include:

Gay Fiction
  • Breathing Lessons by Andy Sinclair
LGBT Nonfiction
  • Namibia's Rainbow Project by Robert Lorway
Gay Poetry
  • Otter by Ben Ladouceur
Gay Memoir/Biography
  • Exiled for Love: The Journey of an Iranian Queer Activist by Arsham Parsi and Marc Colbourne
Lesbian Memoir/Biography Gay Mystery
  • After the Horses by Jeffrey Round
LGBT Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Sacrati by Kate Sherwood
Gay Erotica
  • Érotiques Suprèmes by Miodrag Kojadinović
LGBT Anthology
  • Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfé R. Monster and assistant edited by Taneka Stotts

Winners of the Lambda Literary Awards will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on June 6. Find the full list of finalists here.

CORRECTION: Sassafras Lowrey (nominated for Lost Boi) was originally included as a Canadian finalist. Lowrey is American. Lost Boi is published by Canadian publisher Arsenal Pulp Press.

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