Joseph Osmundson’s Capsid: A Love Song was announced today as a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography. You can learn more about Joseph Osmundson’s Capsid: A Love Song and purchase your copy here. This is Indolent’s first appearance on the Lammy finalist list and comes in our first year submitting titles from our inaugural spring 2016 list.
The finalists of the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards—the “Lammys,” as they are affectionately known—were announced this morning in a press release by Lambda Literary, the nation’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature.
The finalists were chosen from nearly 900 submissions and over 300 publishers. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on Monday evening, June 12, 2017 in New York City.
75 literary professionals, including booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, academics and previous Lammy winners and finalists volunteered countless hours of reading, critical thinking, and invigorating discussion to select the finalists in 23 categories.
“Never in my lifetime have LGBTQ stories felt so important as a means of being recognized and counted, as a form of resistance to this dangerous political climate we find ourselves in,” said Lambda Literary Executive Director Tony Valenzuela. “The Lammys are a celebration of great queer literature, and this year they’re also a reminder that our community of writers, publishers, and readers is not only strong, but part of a vital pathway to asserting our humanity.”
The awards ceremony on June 12, 2017, will be held at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012). For more information and to buy tickets, please visit Lambda’s website.