Author Archives: Jane Sandberg

2021 Over the Rainbow Fiction and Poetry Longlist

After Rubén. Francisco Aragón. Red Hen Press, 2020. Poems and essays inspired by and in conversation with Nicaraguan writer Rubén Darío. Amora: Stories. Natalia Borges Polesso, translated by Julia Sanches. Amazon Crossing, 2020. The translations in this book are about love between women in various types of relationships. The strength of these stories is in […]

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2021 Over the Rainbow Nonfiction Longlist

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. Angela Chen. Beacon Press, 2020. An exploration of what asexuality means and what it reveals about a society that is obsessed with sex. Chen includes a diverse range of identities, and is frank about the book’s biases and why these biases exist. Angry […]

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Over the Rainbow Press Release, ALA Midwinter 2021

CHICAGO-The Over the Rainbow committee of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable gave careful consideration to 312 books this year.  We chose 29 fiction and poetry titles and 19 nonfiction titles to make up the complete 2021 Over the Rainbow book list.  The titles on this list all exhibit commendable literary quality and significant authentic LGBTQIA+ content. In […]

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Under consideration for December 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror: Fiction and Poetry Blount, Tommye. Fantasia for the Man in Blue. Four Way Books, 2020. Brant, Beth. A Generous Spirit: Selected Work by Beth Brant. Inanna Press, 2020. Clarke, Diana. Thin Girls. HarperCollins, 2020. Donoghue, Emma. […]

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Under consideration for November 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror: Fiction and Poetry Chin, Staceyann. Crossfire: A Litany for Survival. Haymarket Press, 2019. Emezi, Akwaeke. The Death of Vivek Oji. Riverhead Books, 2020. Hart, Ellen. In a Midnight Wood. Minotaur Books, 2020. La Mackerel, Kama. Zom-Fam. […]

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Under consideration for October 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror: Fiction and Poetry Albert, Annabeth. Conventionally Yours. Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2020. Appleby, Steven. Dragman. Metropolitan Books, 2020. Catherine, Chelsea. Summer of the Cicadas. Red Hen Press, 2020. Cipri, Nino. Finna. Tor, 2020. Danforth, Emily M. Plain Bad […]

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Under consideration for September 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror: Fiction and Poetry Addison, Katherine. Angel of Crows. Tor Books, 2020. Chang, K-Ming. Bestiary. One World, 2020. Cipri, Nino. Homesick: Stories. Dzanc Books, 2019. Corral, Eduardo C. Guillotine: Poems. Graywolf Press, 2020. Dunbar, Eboni. Stone and […]

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Under consideration for August 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror: Fiction and Poetry Bass, Ellen. Indigo. Copper Canyon Press, 2020. Bellefleur, Alexandria. Written in the Stars. Avon, 2020. Doss, Zachary. Boy Oh Boy. Red Hen Press, 2020. Flowers, Charles. The Idea of Him. Midsummer Nights Press, […]

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Under consideration for July 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror: Fiction and Poetry Borges Polesso, Natália. Amora: Stories. Amazon Crossing, 2020. Dolan, Naoise. Exciting Times. Ecco, 2020. Fitzwater, A. J. No Man’s Land. Paper Road Press, 2020. Hargrave, Kiran Millwood. The Mercies. Little, Brown, 2020. Hart, […]

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Under consideration for June 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror: Fiction and Poetry Alexander, Jenn. Home. Bywater, 2020. Arafat, Zaina. You Exist Too Much. Catapult, 2020. Aragón, Francisco. After Rubén. Red Hen Press, 2020. Caruso, Melissa. The Obsidian Tower. Orbit, 2020. Christmas, Jillian. The Gospel of […]

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