Back from NYC in one piece. Congrats to Henri Cole for winning the Thom Gunn Award. I was really honored to be among the finalists in that category and thoroughly enjoyed a nice evening. It was rather exciting to be part of a night celebrating so many talented GLBT authors. I got to see Allison Bechdel speak and was sitting just across the aisle from her! #brusheswithgreatness. And had a lovely moment finally meeting Rahul Mehta, fellow finalist and author of Quarantine. (Get it!) Just an all around good time seeing friends (speaking of, get Garth Greenwell‘s book Mitko, too!) and pigging out on Chinese food afterward. Thanks, Publishing Triangle, for a wonderful ceremony and reception and for doing the important (and necessary) work you do! And huge special thanks to Lisa and Jim and Joe and Wendy!
And since I aim to be your one-stop shopping for gay lit. news, here are two article about the event for your reading pleasure. One from the Lambda Literary site and one from the always-wonderful Band of Thebes site.