Lammy Glamour

May 19th, 2006 | Travels and Appearances

Tonight I went to the Lambda Book Awards in Washington, DC. Invasion of the Dykes was up for a humor award, but lost to a book called Don’t Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff. But I couldn’t feel too bad because Kate Clinton’s What the L didn’t win either. Then I got to present the fiction award with Andrew Holleran. This was very exciting. For some reason I never read Holleran’s classic Dancer from the Dance until a couple months ago. It was really mesmerizing, all about the glory days of New York in the seventies. And thus it was a particular thrill to meet him, even though I didn’t exactly meet him, we just showed up on the podium at the same time and read the names of the fiction finalists. But here’s a photo of half his head–he’s the guy with the white hair behind the other guy.andrew holleran and some other guys
kris, abha, me

Here I am before the awards ceremony, on the right. Next to me is Abha Dawesar, whose novel Babyji tied with Helen Humphreys’ Wild Dogs in the lesbian fiction category. On the left is Kris Kleindienst, of Left Bank Books in St. Louis.

kim, holly, janet

And here’s Kim Brinster and Janet of Oscar Wilde Books in NYC, flanking Holly Bemis, my publicist for Fun Home at Houghton Mifflin. Charles Flowers, the new head of the Lambda Literary Organization, really did a swell job putting the evening together. The ever gracious Katherine Forrest opened the ceremony–and her book Daughters of an Emerald Dusk won the sci-fi category. It was a pretty fun night.

8 Responses to “Lammy Glamour”

  1. cz says:

    can’t get to the rest of the article.
    All links lead to here.
    Please advise.

  2. BB says:

    I am with CZ–no access to the rest of the article.

  3. mlk says:

    same here. sorry to hear that Invasion wasn’t given recognition. the strips are superb (as always) and I love the cover art!

  4. I apologize if this is off-topic. I have never seen your comic strip or even ever heard of it before Google found it for me a few miniutes ago. I just wanted to mention that your movie test, “1. it has to have at least two women in it…”, is brilliant and has spread widely by word of mouth. I would like to know if you came up with it, or if you got it from someone else. Assuming the former, when was it published? It deserves to be in Wikiquote, or similar, with a precise citation.

    (Also, are there examples of movies that do not have two men who talk to each other about something besides a woman?)

  5. It seems that the quote is already in Wikipedia, just on the page for the comic strip itself rather than your biographical entry. It would still be interesting to get a bit more information.

  6. Juliegrrl says:

    Soooooo since you have you photo taken with Kris Kleindienst from Left Bank Books that means that you might possibly know her… which means you have a St. Louis connection… a perfect Midwest pitstop on your book tour… 🙂 Pllllleeeeaaaassseeeee…. I can beg with the best of them 🙂

  7. kate says:

    I’m sure Kris is working the situation.

  8. Sheila says:

    To Greg’s question about the movie test–it’s based on a Virginia Woolf quote, can’t remember the exact source, probably Three Guineas or Room of One’s Own.