Thursday, May 31, 2007

And the winner is...

Just got word of this year's Lambda Literary Award winners. In poetry, the awards went to Lemon Hound by Sina Queyras and A History of My Tattoo by Jim Elledge.

Also of note, Alison Bechdel's terrific Fun Home got the award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography. Bechdel's book, a "graphic memoir" (for lack of a better label), really stretches a lot of boundaries; it's brilliantly drawn, and brilliantly written to boot. I read it almost a year ago and it's still lodged inside my brain. The book has won tons of awards, and it definitely deserves 'em.

I haven't read either of the poetry winners (yet) though. I'd love to hear from anyone who has! Are they worth picking up?

3 comments:

Reb said...

Lemon Hound is amazing.

Molly said...

I just wanted to let you know I've stumbled onto your blog via other blogs' links and wanted to say hello! I look forward to exploring and reading your work!

Anne said...

Reb: Thanks! I've requested it via interlibrary loan. (And then if I love it, I'll probably end up buying it anyway.)

Molly: Welcome! Hope you enjoy what you find.