Best of Bi Books

Bi booksThis year’s shortlist in the Lammy Awards, America’s LGBT book prizes, has been published. As last year there are now two bi categories (fiction and non-fiction).

Winners will be announced on 26th May.

The shortlisted titles are:
Bisexual Fiction

* Fall Asleep Forgetting by Georgann Packard, The Permanent Press
* If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous, Harper Perennial
* Krakow Melt by Daniel Allen Cox, Arsenal Pulp Press
* The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet by Myrlin Hermes, Harper Perennial
* Pride/Prejudice: A Novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Their Forbidden Lovers by Ann Herendeen, Harper Paperback

Bisexual Nonfiction

* Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Rowman & Littlefield
* Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women edited by Candace Walsh & Laura Andre, Seal Press
* Just Kids by Patti Smith, Ecco Press
* Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead by Paula Byrne, HarperCollins/It Books
* Sal Mineo: A Biography by Gregg Michael Michaud, Crown Archetype

Bi Book Date

Bi booksThe date has been set for the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards – they will be presented on Thursday, May 26, 2011.

The awards are given in recognition of the finest lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans literature, and now have two bisexual categories – Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Nominations are still open and you can nominate new titles on the Lambda website here.

So far nominated for 2011’s awards:

Fiction
* Alcestis, by Katharine Beutner, Soho Press
* Freak Parade, by Marilyn Jaye Lewis, lulu.com
* Imperial Bedrooms, by Bret Easton Ellis, Alfred A. Knopf
* Krakow Melt, by Daniel Allen Cox, Arsenal Pulp Press

Nonfiction
* American Voyeur: Dispatches from the Far Reaches of Modern Life, by Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Simon & Schuster
* Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Rowman & Littlefield
* Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women, edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre, Seal Press
* Draquilian Silk: A Collector”s and Bibliographical Guide to the Books of William Maltese, 1969-201o, by William Maltese, Borgo Press
* The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham, by Selina Hastings, Random House

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