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The Wondrous Woo Nominated for a 2014 Toronto Book Award


The Toronto Book Awards Committee announced the 2014 finalists recently. Congratulations to LPG member Inanna Publications on the nomination for Carrianne Leung's novel, The Wondrous Woo.

The Toronto Book Awards were created in 1974 to celebrate great works of literature that evoked Toronto. Previous winners include Glen Downie for Loyalty Management (Wolsak & Wynn) and Camilla Gibb for Mouthing the Words (Pedlar Press).

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2014 Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced


The winners of the 26th annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced at a gala event in New York City on June 2nd following BookExpo America. Twenty-five awards were handed out in twenty-four various categories, all celebrating the best in LGBT literature from the past year.

Our congratulations go out to two LPG members who had authors take home a prize:

TSAR Publications for Wanting in Arabic by Trish Salah, which won the Transgender Fiction Award, and

Talonbooks for Tom at the Farm by Michel Marc Bouchard, which won the LGBT Drama Award.

A full list of the winners and honorees can be found on the Lambda Literary webite.