Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability, the most recent book by Associate Professor of English Robert McRuer, has been honored as a nominee for a 2007 Lamba Literary Foundation Award. The leading organization for LGBT literature, the Lambda Literary Foundation has been running its awards program for nearly twenty years. The foundation’s mission is to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians .
Here is some more information on the awards, taken from the Lambda Literary Foundation website:
March 1, 2007–Finalists for the 19th annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced on March 1 by the Lambda Literary Foundation. Awards are presented in 25 categories, and winners will be announced on Thursday, May 31, at the Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony in New York City.
Finalists were chosen by a jury of judges who come from all walks of literary life: journalists, authors, booksellers, librarians, playwrights, illustrators. In all, 87 judges participated in the selection of finalists from the pool of 381 books that were nominated.
For more information on Crip Theory, see here.