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The Living Theatre wins Northern California Book Award

BOA Editions is thrilled to announce that Jeanne Foster and Alan Williamson’s translation of The Living Theatre by Bianca Tarozzi has won the 2018 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation. This award recognizes the top work by a northern California translator published in 2017. The Northern California Book Award was started in 1981 by the Northern California Book Reviewers, to honor northern California writers and to draw attention to exceptional services in the field of literature. It recognizes works in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Translation, and Children’s Literature. Winners were announced at the 37th Annual Northern California Book Awards ceremony...

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Chen Chen wins Thom Gunn Award

We are thrilled to announce that Chen Chen is the winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry for his debut collection When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017). Chen was announced as winner at a ceremony held at the New School in New York, NY, on Thursday, April 26, 2018. "I am honored and astounded to receive this award for a book that I wrote really because I needed it—poems that refuse to separate sexuality and race, that are political and restless and just, a whole lot of gaysian...

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WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A LIST OF FURTHER POSSIBILITIES a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award

We are thrilled to announce that Chen Chen's When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. “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.” Chen Chen's When...

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ALA's GLBT Round Table Recommends WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A LIST OF FURTHER POSSIBILITIES

The Over the Rainbow committee of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association announced last week that Chen Chen's When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities has been selected as a top twelve title in their annual Over the Rainbow List for 2018. The Over the Rainbow List includes the committee's top recommendations of books by GLBT authors. George Martinez writes on behalf of the committee: "After much reading and deliberation, we chose 39 titles in the category of literature and 42 in non-fiction to be included in the complete 2018...

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