Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Bruise Wins 2009 Lambda Award!



I am happy to report that my novel The Bruise won a Lambda Award in the Lesbian Debut Fiction category. I unfortunately was unable to attend. I am teaching creative writing in Berlin for six weeks, but my sexy representative was in the third row with butterflies in her stomach. She diligently rehearsed a few lines and delivered them so well that Kate Clinton complimented her as she returned to her seat. I have to say, I really wanted to win. I know, that's not cool to say, but it was nice to be legible in a reading community outside of the "innovative fiction" world. Here's a list of the other finalists in my category:

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

* The Bruise, Magdalena Zurawski, Fiction Collective Two/University of Alabama Press -- Winner!

* Red Audrey & the Roping, Jill Malone, Bywater Books
* Passing for Black, Linda Villarosa, Kensington
* Closer to Fine, Meri Weiss, Kensington
* Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, Chavisa Woods, Fly by Night Press

4 comments:

dbuuck said...

MZ congrats! My fave recent American novel of all sexual persuasions & genres! you deserve it --- xo Buuck

Minor American said...

Thanks, Buuck! I am in Berlin, far away from any possible celebration. Have a drink for me. -- MZ

DAM said...

Happy Lammy! You know, I don't think I ever told you, but I taught some pieces from NARRATIVITY--"bruise" extract--& yours was the big fav of the bunch. xd

rozydesouza said...

great ..thanks for sharing.....


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