Paula Vogel, Avram Finkelstein Finalists For Lambda Literary Awards

Finalists for the 2018 Lambda Literary Awards, announced today, include Paula Vogel, Annalee Newitz, Avram Finkelstein and Bill Goldstein. The Awards, which recognize achievement in LGBTQ literature, honor works published in the previous year in a variety of genres, from mystery novels to academic texts. This year’s Awards will be presented on June 4.

Vogel is a finalist for the prize in LGBTQ drama for her play “Indecent”; Newitz is a finalist in LGBTQ science fiction, fantasy and horror for her novel “Autonomous”; Finkelstein is a finalist in the category of LGBTQ nonfiction for his book “After Silence”; and Bill Goldstein is a finalist in the category of gay memoir/biography for “The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature.”

Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado, Janet Mock, Eileen Myles and Danez Smith are also among the finalists for this year’s Awards. Find the full list of finalists here.


Talya Zax

Talya Zax

Talya Zax is the Forward’s deputy culture editor. Contact her at or on Twitter, @TalyaZax.

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