The Publishing Triangle’s 25th Annual Triangle Awards to Be Presented April 25
Historian and Activist John D’Emilio Receives Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award
Finalists Announced for Best Lesbian and Gay Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Debut Fiction Published in 2012
NEA Director of Literature Ira Silverberg Receives Leadership Award
The 25th annual Triangle Awards, honoring the best lesbian and gay fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2012, will be presented on April 25, 2013, at the Tishman Auditorium of the New School (66 West 12th St. in New York City) at 7 p.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.
The Publishing Triangle, the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing, began honoring a gay or lesbian writer for his or her body of work a few months after the organization was founded in 1989, and has now partnered with the Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards to present an impressive array of awards each spring.
John D’Emilio is the 2013 recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, named in honor of the legendary editor of the 1970s and 1980s. A pioneer in the field of gay and lesbian studies, D’Emilio is the author or editor of more than half a dozen books, including Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States; Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America (with Estelle Freedman); and The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture. His Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin won the Publishing Triangle’s Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction in 2004. D’Emilio has also won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and received the Brudner Prize from Yale University for lifetime contributions to gay and lesbian studies. A former co-chair of the board of directors of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, he was also the founding director of its Policy Institute. He teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Bill Whitehead Award is given to a man in odd-numbered years and to a woman in even years, and the winner receives $3000.
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