2016 Bisexual Book Awards announced

The Fourth Annual Bisexual Book Awards, a multi-arts celebration of bisexual writing, will be held on Friday, June 3 at the Westbeth Community Room in New York City, it was announced today. The awards are presented by the Bi Writers Association (BWA), an organization that promotes bisexual books, writers, writing and bi-themed arts and culture in America so as to dispel myths and stereotypes about bisexuality and promote bi visibility.

The 73 books that were submitted to the awards fall under the genres of Non-Fiction, Memoir/Biography, Fiction, Romance, Erotic Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Teen/YA Fiction, Mystery, and Poetry, and either have a bisexual or bi+ character, bisexual storyline, bisexual subject matter or bisexual themes.

"We are thrilled the Bisexual Book Awards continues to thrive," said Sheela Lambert, Director of the Bi Writers Association and host of the awards. "Our mission is to encourage writing and publishing of bisexual books by giving them a platform to shine and rewarding them for excellence."

The event will feature the following finalist authors of every honored genre reading their works:

  • Kate Evans / Call It Wonder: An Odyssey of Love, Sex, Spirit, and Travel
  • Emily Bingham / Irrepressible: the Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham
  • B.R. Sanders / Ariah
  • Francis Gideon / A Winter in Rome
  • Michelle Moore & Reesa Herberth / Peripheral People
  • Heidi Belleau & Sam Schooler / Dead Ringer
  • Megan Mulry / Bound with Honor
  • Erica Yang / Bad Idea
  • Redfern Jon Barrett / Giddy Death of the Gays & Strange Demise of Straights 
  • Sheela Lambert / Bisexuality in Education edited by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

The winners of the nine book categories will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony, following a presentation of bisexual comic book art and live music by local bisexual musicians, Michael David Gordon and "Honeybird" Monique Mizrahi

More venue and schedule details can be found on the event's pages on Facebook or Meetup, where you can also RSVP. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. 

For more information on the bi+ community, visit glaad.org/bisexual, and check out GLAAD's resource guide to covering bi-related topics in the media: