The Publishing Triangle announced the winners of its annual awards for LGBTQ literature on Wednesday.
Juliana Delgado Lopera won the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ fiction for their novel Fiebre Tropical, which was also a Kirkus Prize finalist. A critic for Kirkus praised Delgado Lopera’s book as “a rich, deeply felt novel about family ties, immigration, sexual longing, faith, and desire.”
The Edmund White Award for debut fiction went to Julia Serano’s 99 Erics, a satire about a bisexual author writing a novel about dating 99 people named Eric.
Mark Bibbins won the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry for 13th Balloon, while Natalie Diaz took home the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry for Postcolonial Love Poem, which was also a National Book Award finalist.
The Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature went to Hil Malatino’s Trans Care, about care labor and ethics in trans communities.
Jenn Shapland took home the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction for her debut book, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, and Eric Cervini received the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction for The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.