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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