The 30th annual Lambda LIterary Award finalists have been announced and THE SIDEKICKS by Will Kostakis has been named a finalist in the LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult category.
Lambda Literary is the United States' oldest and largest literary arts organisation advancing LGBTQ literature and this year the finalists were chosen from over 1000 submissions and over 300 different publishers.
“Celebrating our 30th year of Lambda Literary Award finalists is to recognize that this organization has been at the center of contemporary queer literature for decades,” said Lambda Literary Executive Director Tony Valenzuela. “This year is no different with another stellar list of authors demonstrating through their work that LGBTQ books tell richly textured stories about who we are in all our incredible diversity.”
67 literary professionals, including booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, academics and previous Lammy winners and finalists volunteered countless hours of reading, critical thinking, and invigorating discussion to select the finalists. The awards for achievement in LBGTQ writing in books published in 2017 will be announced in New York City on June 4th. Congratulations, Will!