Tag: lambda prize

Life Shrinkage, The New Guy, Odette’s Appointment

Added on October 5, 2016

Life Shrinkage, The New Guy, Odette’s Appointment James P. Reynolds Crack the Spine Literary Journal, U.S.A. August 2012 Inner Voices, Outer Lives, New York, 2014 Having so far written over 300 posts about other people’s fiction, I am now going to showcase a little of my own.  Life Shrinkage, one of my flash fiction stories, [...]

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The Master

Added on June 1, 2015

The Master Colm Toibin Picador, U.K. 2004 Colm Toibin, one of Ireland’s greatest writers, one of the greatest gay writers anywhere, won many awards for this brilliant novel about five prolific years in the life of writer Henry James, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Lambda Literary Award, The Los Angeles Times Book [...]

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The Practical Heart

Added on November 7, 2014

The Practical Heart Allan Gurganus Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A. 2001 Allan Gurganus studied with John Cheever at The University of Iowa and in the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. According to Wikipedia, Cheever mischievously sold one of Gurganus’ short stories to the New Yorker without telling him first. This collection of four novellas won the 2001 Lambda [...]

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Added on August 4, 2014

Suspension Robert Westfield Harper Perennial, U.S.A. 2006 This excellent gay first novel is set in New York City around the 9/11 attacks, and won the 2006 Lambda Literary Prize for both debut fiction and general fiction. I bought two of these brand new, signed, true first editions at an independent book store while visiting New [...]

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The Empty Family

Added on October 6, 2012

The Empty Family Colm Toibin Penguin, London, 2011 The Empty Family, Toibin’s latest collection of short stories, won the Lambda Literary Award for best gay fiction. It was an Amazon Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short story Award. It garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and [...]

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The Far Euphrates

Added on December 4, 2011

The Far Euphraties Aryeh Lev Stollman Riverhead Books, New York, 1997 This wonderfully original debut novel is about the gay son of holocaust survivors living in Canada. It is a very subtle story, and perhaps this is one of the reasons it got such mixed reviews — love/hate. Many of the negative reviews talk about [...]

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