Dr. Trish Salah named as a finalist in the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Dr. Trish Salah photo credit: Kaspar Saxena

Dr. Trish Salah       photo credit: Kaspar Saxena

WINNIPEG, MB – UWinnipeg’s Dr. Trish Salah (Assistant Professor Women’s & Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts) has been named as a finalist in the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards – or the “Lammys,” as they are affectionately known.

“Congratulations to Dr. Salah, for being named a finalist in the Lammys,” expressed Dr. Fiona Green, Associate Dean of Arts and former Chair of the Department of Women and Gender Studies. “Her book Wanting in Arabic celebrates the creativity and complexity of Salah’s poetry, her gifted use of language, and her ability to engage in meaningful dialogue. Brava!”

Finalists for the Lammys were announced by the Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) in Los Angeles after reviewing a record 746 submissions from 352 publishers. Submissions came from major mainstream publishers and from academic presses, from both long-established and new LGBT publishers, as well as from emerging publish-on-demand technologies.

“It is important and exciting to see Lambda recognizing the critical work being done by trans writers by shortlisting such excellent, and very different, books as Imogen Binnie’s novel Nevada, Tim Trace Peterson and TC Tolbert’s anthology, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and S. Bear Bergman’s essay collection, Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter,” said Salah. “It is an honour to have my poetry book, Wanting in Arabic, counted among them.”

More than 90 literary professionals, including booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, and previous Lammy winners and finalists volunteered countless hours of reading, critical thinking, and invigorating discussion to select the finalists in 24 categories.

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