Bisexual Book Awards Announces Finalists

The Bi Writers Association (BWA) announces the finalists for the Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards

This year, the Bisexual Book Awards have an unprecedented 72 books in 10 book categories from the best books published in 2014.

Last year’s Bisexual Book Awards had 60 books and six book categories, demonstrating a growth in this category and possibly an increase in bisexual visibility.

“We are thrilled the Bisexual Book Awards continues to grow every year,” says Sheela Lambert, Director of the Bi Writers Association. “By providing more bisexual categories, we have been attracting more bisexual books than any other awards.

It’s always been the goal of BWA to increase awareness of bisexual books, to inspire authors to write more bi-themed books and to encourage more publishers to publish them. Since we launched our Bisexual Book Awards we have had the opportunity to reward authors and publishers for their efforts, says Lambert.”

A team of judges for each of the 10 categories has spent months reading and assessing the books to choose the most deserving finalists. Winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on Saturday May 30, following an annual reading and multi-arts celebration of bisexual writing, to be held in New York City at Westbeth, in the West Village at 55 Bethune St., ay 6:30 p.m.

Finalists for the Bisexual Book Awards that are of special interst to lesbian, queer, and bisexual women include: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández, Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Gender by Jacob and Diane Anderson-Minshall—which were reviewed by Curve.