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2017 Trailblazer Award Recipient

Sunday, April 30, 2017  
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Contact: Mary Phillips, Executive Director, m.e.phillips@goldencrown.org
Date: April 30, 2017  
     


Golden Crown Literary Society Names

2017 Trailblazer Award Recipient


Lillian Faderman named 2017 Trailblazer Award Recipient – Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of lesbian and LGBT history and literature, as well as ethnic history and literature.

The New York Times named three of her books on its "Notable Books of the Year" list:
SURPASSING THE LOVE OF MEN
ODD GIRLS AND TWILIGHT LOVERS
THE GAY REVOLUTION

The Guardian named ODD GIRLS AND TWILIGHT LOVERS one of the Top 10 Books of Radical History.

Her work has been translated into numerous languages, including German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, Czech, and Slovenian.

Among her many honors are six Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, and several lifetime achievement awards for scholarship, including Yale University's James Brudner Award, the Monette/Horwitz Award, the Publishing Triangle Award, the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Culture Hero Award, and the American Association of University Women's Distinguished Senior Scholar Award.

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is education, and the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature. Our goals are to provide learning opportunities, encouragement, and assistance to new and established authors in developing their craft; support and strengthen quality lesbian writing by providing educational programs and creating opportunities for readers and writers to interact; and to recognize and promote lesbian literary work.

Lillian Faderman and all other Goldie Award winners will be honored at our Thirteenth Annual Conference, culminating in our Awards Ceremony on July 8, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center in Rosemont, IL. Please visit our website (http://www.goldencrown.org) for more information about the organization and the Annual Conference.

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