Tightrope Books is pleased to announce that The Nights Also writer Anna Swanson won the Lesbian Poetry Award at the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards Thursday night in New York City. Anna’s response on winning the award:
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“I’m thrilled and honoured to win a Lambda Award. I’m also grateful to everyone at Lambda Literary Foundation for the amazing job they do of shining a spotlight on queer and LGBT writing. So many of the formative books I read when I was coming out were Lambda winners. I remember staying up all night to read Stone Butch Blues and The Persistent Desire – those were books that changed my life. My 22 year old self would be peeing her pants with excitement to know that my book is on that list.”
The Lambda Literary Foundation also has a feature on Anna seen here and the Quill and Quire article on the Awards and other Canadian winners can be read here.