Finalists for the 34th annual Publishing Triangle Awards have been announced and include books published by Penguin Random House imprints and titles from Penguin Random House Publisher Services client publishers.
These prizes, which honor the best LGBTQ fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and trans literature published in 2021, are highly anticipated in both the publishing and queer communities.
Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction–
Summer Fun, by Jeanne Thornton (Soho Press)
Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction–
The Prophets, by Robert Jones Jr. (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Finalist for the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature–
Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters (One World)
Finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry–
Mutiny, by Phillip B. Williams (Penguin Books)
Finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction–
Bessie Smith: A Poet’s Biography, by Jackie Kay (Vintage)
Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing, by Lauren Hough (Vintage)
On the evenings of May 9 and May 10, a group of finalists will participate in a virtual reading, hosted by the New York City–based bookshop Bureau of General Services-Queer Division.
Winners will be announced virtually on Wednesday, May 11. To find out more about the Publishing Triangle Awards and the Publishing Triangle, click here.