Publishers Weekly is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians and literary agents. Published continuously since 1872, it has carried the tagline, "The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling". With 51 issues a year, the emphasis today is on book reviews; the magazine was founded by bibliographer Frederick Leypoldt in the late 1860s, had various titles until Leypoldt settled on the name The Publishers' Weekly in 1872. The publication was a compilation of information about newly published books, collected from publishers and from other sources by Leypoldt, for an audience of booksellers. By 1876, Publishers Weekly was being read by nine tenths of the booksellers in the country. In 1878, Leypoldt sold The Publishers' Weekly to his friend Richard Rogers Bowker, in order to free up time for his other bibliographic endeavors; the publication expanded to include features and articles. Harry Thurston Peck was the first editor-in-chief of The Bookman, which began in 1895.
Peck worked on its staff from 1895 to 1906, in 1895, he created the world's first bestseller list for its pages. In 1912, Publishers Weekly began to publish its own bestseller lists, patterned after the lists in The Bookman; these were not separated into fiction and non-fiction until 1917, when World War I brought an increased interest in non-fiction by the reading public. Through much of the 20th century, Publishers Weekly was guided and developed by Frederic Gershom Melcher, editor and co-editor of Publishers' Weekly and chairman of the magazine's publisher, R. R. Bowker, over four decades. Born April 12, 1879, in Malden, Melcher began at age 16 in Boston's Estes & Lauriat Bookstore, where he developed an interest in children's books, he moved to Indianapolis in 1913 for another bookstore job. In 1918, he read in Publishers' Weekly, he applied to Richard Rogers Bowker for the job, was hired, moved with his family to Montclair, New Jersey. He remained with R. R. Bowker for 45 years. While at Publishers Weekly, Melcher began creating space in the publication and a number of issues dedicated to books for children.
In 1919, he teamed with Franklin K. Mathiews, librarian for the Boy Scouts of America, Anne Carroll Moore, a librarian at the New York Public Library, to create Children’s Book Week; when Bowker died in 1933, Melcher succeeded him as president of the company. In 1943, Publishers Weekly created the Carey–Thomas Award for creative publishing, naming it in honor of Mathew Carey and Isaiah Thomas. In 2008, the magazine's circulation was 25,000. In 2004, the breakdown of those 25,000 readers was given as 6000 publishers. Subject areas covered by Publishers Weekly include publishing, marketing and trade news, along with author interviews and regular columns on rights, people in publishing, bestsellers, it attempts to serve all involved in the creation, production and sale of the written word in book, audio and electronic formats. The magazine increases the page count for four annual special issues: Spring Adult Announcements, Fall Adult Announcements, Spring Children's Announcements, Fall Children's Announcements.
The book review section of Publishers Weekly was added in the early 1940s and grew in importance during the 20th century and through the present time. It offers prepublication reviews of 9,000 new trade books each year, in a comprehensive range of genres and including audiobooks and e-books, with a digitized archive of 200,000 reviews. Reviews appear two to four months prior to the publication date of a book, until 2014, when PW launched BookLife.com, a website for self-published books, books in print were reviewed. These anonymous reviews are short, averaging 200–250 words, it is not unusual for the review section to run as long as 40 pages, filling the second half of the magazine. In the past, a book review editorial staff of eight editors assigned books to more than 100 freelance reviewers; some are published authors, others are experts in specific genres or subjects. Although it might take a week or more to read and analyze some books, reviewers were paid $45 per review until June 2008 when the magazine introduced a reduction in payment to $25 a review.
In a further policy change that month, reviewers received credit as contributors in issues carrying their reviews. There are nine reviews editors listed in the masthead. Now titled "Reviews", the review section began life as "Forecasts." For several years, that title was taken literally. Genevieve Stuttaford, who expanded the number of reviews during her tenure as the nonfiction "Forecasts" editor, joined the PW staff in 1975, she was a Saturday Review associate editor, reviewer for Kirkus Reviews and for 12 years on the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle. During the 23 years Stuttaford was with Publishers Weekly, book reviewing was increased from an average of 3,800 titles a year in the 1970s to well over 6,500 titles in 1997, she retired in 1998. Several notable PW editors stand out for making their mark on the magazine. Barbara Bannon was the head fiction reviewer during the 1970s and early 1980s, becoming the magazine’s executive editor during that time and retiring in 1983, she was, the first reviewer to insist that her name be appended to any blur
Cemetery Dance Publications
Cemetery Dance Publications is a specialty press publisher of horror and dark suspense. Cemetery Dance was founded by a horror author, while he was in college, it is associated with Cemetery Dance magazine, founded in 1988. They began to publish books in 1992, they expanded to encompass a magazine and website featuring news and reviews related to horror literature. Cemetery Dance Publications is best known for their high quality hardcover releases; these are available as collectible autographed limited editions and lettered editions. Richard Chizmar won the 1999 World Fantasy Award for Cemetery Dance Publications, it was nominated for the same award in 1993 and again in 1998. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge won the 2006 Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction, has been nominated for the 2007 World Fantasy Award, it was named one of the 2006 "Best Books of the Year" by Publishers Weekly. Basic Black: Tales of Appropriate Fear by Terry Dowling was an Honourable Mention for the 2006 Australian Shadows Award.
2006 Bram Stoker Award Winners:Long Fiction: Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge Short Fiction: "Tested" by Lisa Morton, in CD #55 Fiction Collection: Destinations Unknown by Gary A. Braunbeck Anthology: Mondo Zombie edited by John Skipp2004 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:First Novel: Black Fire by James Kidman Short Fiction: "A Madness of Starlings" by Douglas Clegg in CD #50 Fiction Collection: The Machinery of Night by Douglas Clegg Anthology: Shivers III edited by Richard Chizmar Non-Fiction: The Road to the Dark Tower by Bev Vincent2004 Bram Stoker Award Winner:Fiction Collection: Fearful Symmetries by Thomas F. Monteleone2003 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Long Fiction: The Necromancer by Douglas Clegg Long Fiction: Roll Them Bones by David Niall Wilson2002 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Novel: From a Buick 8 by Stephen King Fiction Collection: Knuckles and Tales by Nancy A. Collins Anthology: Shivers edited by Richard Chizmar2001 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Anthology: Trick or Treat: A Collection of Halloween Novellas edited by Richard Chizmar2001 Bram Stoker Award Winner:Alternative Forms: Dark Dreamers: Facing the Masters of Fear by Beth Gwinn & Stanley Wiater2000 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Anthology: Bad News edited by Richard Laymon Short Fiction: Jack Ketchum's "Gone" 2000 Bram Stoker Award Winner:Novel: The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon1999 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Long Fiction: Right to Life by Jack Ketchum1999 Bram Stoker Award Winner:Anthology: 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense edited by Al Sarrantonio1998 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Anthology: Robert Bloch's Psychos edited by Robert Bloch and Martin H. Greenberg Anthology: Best of Cemetery Dance edited by Richard Chizmar1997 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Fiction Collection: Things Left Behind by Gary A. Braunbeck1994 Bram Stoker Award Winners:Short Fiction: "The Box" by Jack Ketchum in CD #20 Fiction Collection: Writer of the Purple Rage by Joe R. Lansdale It: The 25th Anniversary Edition by Stephen King Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King Blockade Billy by Stephen King ISBN 978-1-58767-228-6 The Secretary of Dreams: Volume 1 by Stephen King and illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne ISBN 1-58767-140-9 From a Buick 8 by Stephen King ISBN 1-58767-061-5 The Dark Man: An Illustrated Poem by Stephen King and illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne ISBN 978-1-58767-421-1 Robert Bloch's Psychos, edited by Robert Bloch & Martin H. Greenberg ISBN 1-881475-26-3 October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween, edited by Richard Chizmar with Robert Morrish ISBN 1-58767-019-4 Blue November Storms, by Brian Freeman ISBN 1-58767-110-7 Strange Highways, by Dean Koontz ISBN 1-881475-15-8 Fear Nothing, by Dean Koontz ISBN 1-881475-27-1 Seize the Night, by Dean Koontz ISBN 1-881475-44-1 False Memory, by Dean Koontz ISBN 1-881475-85-9 Mucho Mojo signed limited edition by Joe R. Lansdale ISBN 0-89296-490-1 Act of love signed limited edition by Joe R. Lansdale ISBN 1-881475-04-2 Writer of the Purple Rage short story collection by Joe R. Lansdale ISBN 0-7867-0389-X Nothing Lasting E-book by Glen Krisch Official website
Mordred, Bastard Son
Mordred, Bastard Son is a 2006 Arthurian fantasy novel by Douglas Clegg. It tells the story including a romance with Lancelot; the novel was nominated for a 2007 Lambda Literary Award. The illegitimate son of King Arthur and Morgan le Fay, Mordred has been raised in exile, overshadowed by his mother's desire for vengeance against Arthur, he is soon distracted from his studies under Merlin by his attraction to the fallen knight Lancelot. Publishers Weekly described the story as "revisionist Arthurian fantasy", noting that Clegg goes against convention by portraying Mordred as a sympathetic character, rather than the villain. Publishers Weekly reviewer wrote, "Clegg... maintains a nice balance between the human and mythic dimensions of his characters, portraying the familiar elements of their story from refreshingly original angles."In 2007, Bastard Son was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror. A sequel, Dragon Prince, is set for publication in late 2018
Genre fiction known as popular fiction, is a term used in the book-trade for fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a literary genre, in order to appeal to readers and fans familiar with that genre. Although genre fiction is distinguished from literary fiction, a number of major literary figures have written genre fiction, for example, John Banville, publishes crime novels as Benjamin Black, both Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood have written science fiction. Georges Simenon, the creator of the Maigret detective novels, has been described by André Gide as "the most novelistic of novelists in French literature"; the main genres are crime, romance, science fiction, inspirational, historical fiction and horror. More commercially oriented genre fiction has been dismissed by literary critics as poorly written or escapist. In the publishing industry the term "category fiction" is used as a synonym for genre fiction, with the categories serving as the familiar shelf headings within the fiction section of a bookstore, such as Western or mystery.
The uncategorized section is known in the industry as "general fiction", but in fact many of the titles in this large section are themselves genre novels that have been placed in the general section because sellers believe they will appeal, due to their high quality or other special characteristics, to a wider audience than the readers of that genre. Some adult fans are embarrassed to read genre fiction in public; some authors known for literary fiction have written novels under pseudonyms, while others have employed genre elements in literary fiction. Romance fiction had an estimated $1.375 billion share in the US book market in 2007. Religion/inspirational literature followed with $819 million, science fiction/fantasy with $700 million, mystery with $650 million and classic literary fiction with $466 million. Genre began as an absolute classification system for ancient Greek literature. Poetry and drama each had a specific and calculated style that related to the theme of the story. Among the genres were the epic in poetry and tragedy and comedy for plays.
In periods other genres such as the chivalric romance and prose fiction developed. Though the novel is seen as a modern genre, Ian Watt, in The Rise of the Novel suggests that the novel first came into being in the early 18th century, it has been described as possessing "a continuous and comprehensive history of about two thousand years", from the time of both Classical Greece and Rome; the "romance" is a related long prose narrative. Walter Scott defined it as "a fictitious narrative in verse. However, many romances, including the historical romances of Scott, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, are frequently called novels, Scott describes romance as a "kindred term". Romance, as defined here, should not be confused with the genre fiction love romance or romance novel. Other European languages do not distinguish between romance and novel: "a novel is le roman, der Roman, il romanzo."Genre fiction developed from various subgenres of the novel during the nineteenth century, along with the growth of the mass-marketing of fiction in the twentieth century: this includes the gothic novel, science fiction, adventure novel, historical romance, the detective novel.
Some scholars see precursors to the genre fiction romance novels in literary fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Samuel Richardson's sentimental novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded and the novels of Jane Austen such as Pride and Prejudice. The following are some of the main genres as they are used in contemporary publishing: Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection and their motives, it is distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as historical fiction or science fiction, but the boundaries are indistinct. Crime fiction has multiple subgenres, including detective fiction, courtroom drama, hard-boiled fiction, mystery fiction, legal thrillers. Suspense and mystery are key elements to the genre. Fantasy is a genre of fiction that uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common. Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific and macabre themes though there is a great deal of overlap among the three, all of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.
Fantasy works feature a medieval setting. The romance novel or "romantic novel" focuses on the relationship and romantic love between two people, must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending." There are many subgenres of the romance novel including fantasy, science fiction, same sex romantic fiction, paranormal fiction. There is a literary fiction form of romance, which Walter Scott defined as "a fictitious narrative in prose or verse. According to Romance Writers of America's data, the most important subgenres are: Contemporary series romance, Contemporary romance, Historical romance, Paranormal romance, Romantic suspense, Inspirational romance, Romantic suspense. Other: chick-lit, erotic romance, women's fiction, Young adult romance. Science fiction is a genre of speculative fic
Frankenstein. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20, her name first appeared on the second edition, published in 1823. Shelley travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim, 17 kilometres away from Frankenstein Castle, two centuries before, an alchemist was engaged in experiments, she travelled in the region of Geneva —where much of the story takes place—and the topic of galvanism and occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary and Lord Byron decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made. Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Romantic movement. At the same time, it is an early example of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story because, in contrast to previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results.
It has had a considerable influence in literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and plays. Since the novel's publication, the name "Frankenstein" has been used to refer to the monster itself; this usage is considered erroneous, but some commentators regard it as well-established and acceptable. In the novel, Frankenstein's creation is identified by words such as "creature", "monster", "daemon", "wretch", "abortion", "fiend" and "it". Speaking to Victor Frankenstein, the monster says "I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel". Frankenstein is written in the form of a frame story that starts with Captain Robert Walton writing letters to his sister, it takes place at an unspecified time in the 18th century, as the letters' dates are given as "17—". In the story following the letters by Walton, the readers find that Victor Frankenstein creates a monster that brings tragedy to his life; the novel Frankenstein is written in epistolary form, documenting a fictional correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville.
Walton is a failed writer and captain who sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame. During the voyage, the crew spots a dog sled driven by a gigantic figure. A few hours the crew rescues a nearly frozen and emaciated man named Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein has been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton's crew. Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion; the recounted story serves as the frame for Frankenstein's narrative. Victor begins by telling of his childhood. Born in Naples, into a wealthy Genevan family and his brothers and William, all three being sons of Alphonse Frankenstein by the former Caroline Beaufort, are encouraged to seek a greater understanding of the world through chemistry; as a young boy, Victor is obsessed with studying outdated theories that focus on simulating natural wonders. When Victor is five years old, his parents adopt Elizabeth Lavenza, the orphaned daughter of an expropriated Italian nobleman, with whom Victor falls in love.
During this period, Victor's parents and Caroline, take in yet another orphan, Justine Moritz, who becomes William's nanny. Weeks before he leaves for the University of Ingolstadt in Germany, his mother dies of scarlet fever. At the university, he excels at chemistry and other sciences, soon developing a secret technique to impart life to non-living matter, he undertakes the creation of a humanoid, but due to the difficulty in replicating the minute parts of the human body, Victor makes the Creature tall, about 8 feet in height and proportionally large. Despite Victor's selecting its features as beautiful, upon animation the creature is instead hideous, with watery white eyes and yellow skin that conceals the muscles and blood vessels underneath. Repulsed by his work, Victor flees. While wandering the streets, he meets his childhood friend, Henry Clerval, takes Henry back to his apartment, fearful of Henry's reaction if he sees the monster. However, the Creature has escaped. Victor is nursed back to health by Henry.
After a four-month recovery, he receives a letter from his father notifying him of the murder of his brother William. Upon arriving in Geneva, Victor sees the Creature near the crime scene and climbing a mountain, leading him to believe his creation is responsible. Justine Moritz, William's nanny, is convicted of the crime after William's locket, which had contained a miniature portrait of Caroline, is found in her pocket. Victor is helpless to stop her from being hanged. Ravaged by grief and guilt, Victor retreats into the mountains; the Creature finds him and pl
LiveJournal, stylised as LiVEJOURNAL, is a Russian social networking service where users can keep a blog, journal or diary. American programmer Brad Fitzpatrick started LiveJournal on April 15, 1999, as a way of keeping his high school friends updated on his activities. In January 2005, American blogging software company Six Apart purchased Danga Interactive, the company that operated LiveJournal, from Fitzpatrick. Six Apart sold LiveJournal to Russian media company SUP Media in 2007. S. via a California-based subsidiary, LiveJournal, Inc. but began moving some operations to Russian offices in 2009. In December 2016, the service relocated its servers to Russia, in April 2017, LiveJournal changed its terms of service to conform to Russian law; as with other social networks, a wide variety of public figures use the service, as do political pundits, who use it for political commentary in Russia, where it partners with the online newspaper Gazeta.ru. The unit of social networking on LiveJournal is quaternary.
Two users can have no relationship, they can list each other as friends mutually, or either can "friend" the other without reciprocation. On LiveJournal, "friend" is used as a verb to describe listing someone as a friend; the term "friend" on LiveJournal is a technical term, but because it is loaded for many people, there have been discussions in such LiveJournal communities as lj_dev and lj_biz as well as suggestions about whether the term should be used this way. A user's list of friends will include several communities and RSS feeds in addition to individual users. "friending" allows a user's friends to read protected entries and causes the friends' entries to appear on the user's "friends page." Friends can be grouped together in "friends groups," allowing for more complex behavior. Features common to all accountsEach journal entry has its own web page, which includes the comments left by other users. In addition, each user has a journal page, which shows all of their most recent journal entries, along with links to the comment pages.
The most distinctive feature of LiveJournal is the "friends list," which gives the site a strong social aspect in addition to the blog services. The friends list provides various privacy services, described below; each user has a friends page, which collects the most recent journal entries of the people on their friends list. LiveJournal allows users to customize their accounts; the S2 programming language allows journal templates to be modified by members. Users may upload graphical avatars, or "userpics," which appear next to the username in prominent areas as on an Internet forum. Paid account holders are given full access to S2 management and more userpics, as well as other features; each user has a "User Info" page, which contains a variety of data including contact information, a biography and lists of friends, interests and schools the user has attended in the past or is attending. LiveJournal has five account levels: basic. Permanent accounts are not available to the average user. Before March 12, 2008, basic accounts were ad-free.
Basic users see advertising, but not on other basic journals. As well as allowing embedded videos from other sites, LiveJournal can host videos and allows users who have enabled the updated site design to post links to the hosted videos. Paid account featuresSending Text Messages – users can receive text messages sent via LiveJournal without sharing their phone number. If the text messaging feature is set up, anyone can use LiveJournal to send text messages to their cellphone by following a link on the User Info page. "To-do list" feature – LiveJournal offers “to-do lists” for managing users goals and aims. Users can have 150 to-do list items; each to-do list item must have a subject, priority and descriptions, percent done, due date and categories field. "Express Lane" -- users with paid accounts have access to express lanes. When logged into their Paid or Permanent Account during times of heavy site load, their requests for pages are sent to the web servers before other users' requests. "Voice Post" – members with paid accounts can call from any phone to a specific number, record the audio and upload it directly to their journal.
"Extra storage space" -- lets users store voice posts. Photos and voice posts that have been uploaded there are easy to include in the log entry; as of 2014, LiveJournal in the United States had 10 million monthly uniques, 30 million monthly visitors, 170 million pageviews. As with most weblogs, people can comment on each other's journal entries and create a message board-style thread of comments – each comment can be replied to individually, starting a new thread. All users, including non-paying users, can set various options for comments: they can instruct the software to only accept comments from those on their friends list or block anonymous comments, they can screen various types of comments before they are displayed, or disable commenting entirely. Users can have replies s
Lambda Literary Award
Lambda Literary Awards known as the "Lammys", are awarded yearly by the U. S.-based Lambda Literary Foundation to published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes. Categories include Humor and Biography. To qualify, a book must have been published in the United States in the year current to the award; the Lambda Literary Foundation states that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, booksellers and librarians – the whole literary community." The awards were instituted in 1988. The program has grown from 14 awards in early years to 22 awards today. Early categories such as HIV/AIDS literature were dropped as the prominence of the AIDS crisis within the gay community waned, categories for bisexual and transgender literature were added as the community became more inclusive. In both the bisexual and transgender categories, one or two awards may be presented annually. In addition to the primary literary awards, the Lambda Literary Foundation presents a number of special awards.
The Pioneer Award is presented as a lifetime achievement award to a distinguished figure in the history of LGBT literature. Beginning in 2011, the Lambda Literary Awards took over the Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize presented by the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival; the award, endowed by academic and writer James Duggins, is presented annually to two LGBT writers, one male and one female, to honor their bodies of work. In 2013, the foundation instituted the Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award to honor young LGBT writers who have published at least one book. 1 In both the bisexual and transgender categories, presentation may vary according to the number of eligible titles submitted in any given year. If the number of titles warrants separate awards are presented in either two or three categories, while if a smaller number of titles is deemed eligible a merged Literature shortlist is put forward; however when the category shortlists have been merged, judges still retain the right to identify a single winner in the unlisted category.
Ellen Hart has won five awards in the Lesbian Mystery category, the most by any single author, is one of only three writers to have won the award more than once. Michael Nava has won five awards in the Gay Mystery category, the most by any single author, is one of only four writers to have won the award more than once. Marshall Thornton is the only author in the gay mystery category to have won twice for two different series. Alison Bechdel has won four awards in the Humor category, the most by any single author, is one of five writers to have won the award more than once; the Humor category has been discontinued. Nicola Griffith and Melissa Scott have each won four awards in the Scifi/Fantasy/Horror category, are two of six writers to have won the SFFH award more than once. Sarah Waters has won three awards in the Lesbian Fiction category, for Tipping the Velvet and The Night Watch in, is one of only three writers to have won the Lesbian Fiction award more than once. Mark Doty and Adrienne Rich have each won three awards in the Poetry category, are two of seven poets to have won the award more than once Richard Labonté, Tristan Taormino have each won two awards in the Erotica category, each winning once before the category was split into Gay and Lesbian subdivisions, each winning their second after the category was split.
Karin Kallmaker and Michael Thomas Ford have each won two awards in the Romance category, each winning one before the category was split into Gay and Lesbian subdivisions – Kallmaker with Maybe Next Time and Ford with Last Summer, but in 2004 – and each winning their second after the category was split – Ford with Changing Tides in 2008 and Kallmaer with The Kiss That Counted in 2009. Colm Tóibín is the only writer to have won two awards in the Gay Fiction category for The Master in 2004 and for The Empty Family in 2011. Paul Monette is the only writer to have won two awards in the Gay Non-Fiction category, for Borrowed Time in 1989 and for Becoming a Man in 1993. Lillian Faderman is the only writer to have won awards in seven different catego