24th Annual Lambda Awards Finalists Announced

The Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) has announced the finalists for the 24th Annual Lambda awards.

The awards, now in their twenty-fourth year, celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2011. Winners will be announced at a Monday evening, June 4th ceremony in New York at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue) with an after-party at Slate (54 West 21st Street).

Lesbian Mystery
DYING TO LIVE by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, Bold Strokes
HOSTAGE MOON, by AJ Quinn, Bold Strokes
RAINEY NIGHTS: A Rainey Bell Thriller, by R.E. Bradshaw, R.E. Bradshaw Books
RETIREMENT PLAN, by Martha Miller, Bold Strokes
TRICK OF THE DARK, by Val McDermid, Bywater Books

Gay Mystery
THE AFFAIR OF THE PORCELAIN DOG, by Jess Faraday, Bold Strokes
BLUE’S BAYOU, by David Lennon, Blue Spike Publishing
BOYSTOWN: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries, by Marshall Thornton, Torquere Press
MALABARISTA, by Garry Ryan, NeWest Press
RED WHITE BLACK AND BLUE, by Richard Stevenson, MLR Press