The National Book Foundation will award Edmund White with the 2019 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

Best known for his portrayals of gay American life in both fiction and nonfiction, White’s body of work spans subject and genre, including a biography of French writer Jean Genet, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award; a trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and […]

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Kristie Escobar selected for YALSA’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award

GLBTRT member Kristie Escobar, a third-year doctoral student at FSU’s School of Information, was awarded the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award. See the full announcement from Florida State University at the link below. https://news.cci.fsu.edu/cci-news/cci-in-the-news/kristie-escobar-selected-for-yalsas-doctoral-dissertation-fellowship-award/

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Writer Hilary Sloin dies at her home in Ashfield, Massachusetts

Essayist, playwright and novelist Hilary Sloin died on June 11, 2019 at her home in Ashfield, Massachusetts of an apparent suicide.   She studied creative writing at Marlboro College and received a graduate degree in playwriting from NYU.  She was 55 years old and a co-owner Stray Dog Antiques.  In 2014, Sloin’s only complete novel, Art on Fire, received the Stonewall-Barbara Gittings Literature Award from the […]

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ALA President asks attendees to show support for LGBTQ+ Rights on Friday, June 21

“I’d like to invite attendees to wear rainbows on Friday, June 21 during the annual conference to show support for LGBTQ+ rights. There will be a limited number of rainbow pins at the registration area too. We want to commemorate historical efforts from Stonewall 50 anniversary, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots in San Francisco and other […]

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GLBTRT Award Winners

Copied from earlier tweets! Apologies for the late post. It’s been a busy but exciting conference! Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all committees! Rainbow Book List Top 10: Blake, Ashley Herring “Girl Made of Stars” HMH Books for Young Readers Callender, Kheryn. “Hurricane Child” . 2018. Scholastic Press Haack, Daniel. Illustrated by […]

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Upcoming GLBTRT Elections!

Terms begin after Annual Conference 2019…. Dear Colleagues: ALA Presidential candidates have been announced, petitions for additional candidates have been filed.  It’s time to look ahead to the 2019 ALA Elections! GLBTRT does not have a nominating committee and anyone who wants to run for office can do so by using ALA’s online election form.   […]

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