Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” wins the Booker prize

Douglas Stuart’s debut novel Shuggie Bain, about a queer boy growing up in 1980’s Glasgow, Scotland, won the Booker Prize last week. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54976523 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/nov/19/douglas-stuart-wins-booker-prize-for-debut-shuggie-bain Recently Stuart talked to NPR and to Vulture: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/14/934548946/shuggie-bain-will-lift-you-up-and-tear-you-up https://www.vulture.com/2020/11/shuggie-bain-douglas-stuart.html

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Carnegie Medals longlist announced; “Shuggie Bain”, “Memorial” & “My Autobiography of Carson McCullers” make the list

The 2021 longlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced. Two novels with LGBTQ themes, Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart and Memorial by Bryan Washington, are on the fiction list while My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland, described as an “exploration of one of America’s most […]

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Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” on the Booker shortlist

Douglas Stuart’s debut novel Shuggie Bain has also made the Booker Prize shortlist (and last week was named to the longlist for the National Book Award) with his coming of age tale of a young gay Glasgow boy set during the 1980’s. Stuart spoke about his book earlier this summer: https://theface.com/culture/shuggie-bain-douglas-stuart-book-release-picador

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Brandon Taylor’s “Real Life” makes the Booker shortlist

Brandon Taylor’s debut novel Real Life, an LGBTQ themed novel set on a Midwestern campus, has made the shortlist for this year’s Booker Prize. Taylor gave this interview earlier this summer: https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/m7jkep/brandon-taylor-real-life-casual-racism-review-interview

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Lambda Literary Awards announced

The winners of the 32nd annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. Additionally, Lambda Literary has announced an online reading and conversation benefit series to celebrate Pride, virtually, this year.https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/06/lambda-literary-lammy-32nd-annual-award-winnershttps://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/2020-winners/https://www.lambdaliterary.org/2020/05/pride-2020/

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Pride Events in 2020

With most in person Pride events this year being cancelled or postponed throughout the world, there are virtual events being planned, such as Global Pride on June 27, and organizers of this and other events both large and small face this reality with challenges and efforts to continue community building, awareness and support, which is […]

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JOIN US IN CHICAGO TO CELEBRATE RAINBOW RT’S 50 YEARS

Join the Rainbow Round Table, the first professional LGBTQIA+ group in the nation, originally founded as a task force within SRRT and now one of the largest round tables within ALA, in celebrating our 50th year! Our 50th Anniversary Gala will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 28, 2020 at 8:00pm. […]

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