Awards: Publishing Triangle Finalists

The finalists for the 30th annual Publishing Triangle Awards, honoring the best LGBTQ fiction, nonfiction and poetry published in 2017, as well as the year's best trans and gender-variant literature, have been announced and may be seen here. Winners will be celebrated April 26 at a ceremony in New York City.

In addition, Sarah Schulman has won the 2018 Publishing Triangle's Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is a novelist, nonfiction writer, playwright, screenwriter and AIDS historian. Among her novels are The Cosmopolitans, The Child and Rat Bohemia (winner of the 1996 Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction). Her nonfiction includes Conflict Is Not Abuse (winner of last year's Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction), The Gentrification of the Mind and Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences. Schulman's 19th book, the novel Maggie Terry, will be published in September by the Feminist Press.

She is on the advisory boards of Jewish Voice for Peace, Research on the Israeli/American Alliance and Claudia Rankine's Racial Imaginary Institute, and she is faculty advisor for Students for Justice in Palestine. She has also won a Guggenheim in playwriting, a Fulbright in Judaic studies and two American Library Association Stonewall Awards. A fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, she is distinguished professor of the humanities at CUNY/College of Staten Island. She also teaches in such non-degree community-based programs as Queer Art Mentorship and Lambda Emerging Writers Retreat.

Sarah Perry has won the second Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award, which honors an LGBTQ writer who has published at least one book but not more than two. Her memoir, After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search, was published in 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from Columbia University, where she served as publisher of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art and was a member of the journal's nonfiction editorial board. She is the recipient of a writers' fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and a Javits fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. Perry has attended residencies at Norton Island in Maine and PLAYA in Oregon. Her prose has appeared in such publications as Blood & Thunder,, and the Guardian.

Malaga Baldi has won the Publishing Triangle's Leadership Award. She worked in a bookstore, at a publishing house and for two agencies before founding her own literary agency in 1986, the Baldi Agency, which has specialized in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history. She is known for her tireless advocacy for her clients and their books. Among the Baldi Agency's authors are Kate Bornstein, Blanche McCrary Boyd, Barbara Carrellas, Raymond Coppinger, Patty Dann, Glenn Kurtz, William Mann, Martin Moran and Rick Whitaker. A first novel she agented--Jazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo--won the Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction last year. Baldi was a founding member of the Publishing Triangle and served on its initial board of directors.

Powered by: Xtenit