By Parker Marie Molloy
Originally published on Advocate.com April 29 2014 10:15 AM ET
Earlier today, Lambda Literary announced the winners of the Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize and the Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award.
Michael Thomas Ford and Radclyffe were recognized in the Mid-Career Novelist field.
Ford has authored more than 60 books, including Suicide Notes, Last Summer, Looking for It, Full Circle, Changing Tides, What We Remember, and The Road Home. He is a 12-time Lambda Literary nominee, and five-time winner.
Radclyffe is a prolific writer, authoring more than 45 romance novels and a number of short stories. She is an eight-time Lambda Literary finalist, and founder of Bold Strokes Books, an independent LGBTQ publishing company that has released more than 700 titles in the past decade.
The Emerging Writer category honored Imogen Binnie and Charles Rice-González.
Binnie is best known for her 2013 novel Nevada, released by Topside Press, as well as her work publishing zines The Fact That It's Funny Doesn't Make It a Joke and Stereotype Threat. Earlier this year, Binnie was named to the 2014 Trans 100 list.
Rice-González is a Puerto Rican author and activist currently residing in the Bronx, who has found success as a novelist and playwright. Additionally, he cofounded The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance.
The Lambda Literary Foundation was founded in 1987, and celebrates excellence within LGBT literature.