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Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award given to “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” by Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward

January 27, 2012  by: Dom

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

DALLAS – The 2012 Stonewall Book Awards were announced today by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience and will be presented to the winning authors or editors at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim in June.

“The awards and honor books reflects an amazing breadth and depth in writing and publishing materials for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender readers, allies, families, and friends,” said Stonewall Book Awards Committee Chair Lewis Day.  “The creativity, curiosity, and courage of these works is profound, and we feel privileged to be in the midst of these writers and their characters and creations.”

The Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award was given to both Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture (written by Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward and published by Smithsonian Books) and A Queer History of the United States (Revisioning American History) written by Michael Bronski and published by Beacon Press. This is the first tie in this category since 1995.

The members of the 2012 Stonewall Book Awards Committee are: Chair Lewis Day, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Robert Bittner, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; W. Stephen Breedlove, La Salle University, Philadelphia; Amanda Clay, Lakeview Elementary School, Norman, Okla.; Dave Combe, Ventura (Calif.) County Library; Sarah Dahlen, California State University-Monterey Bay, Seaside, Calif.; Joanna Fu, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Mass.; Tess Goldwasser, St. Mary’s County Library, Lexington Park, Md.; Roland Hansen, Columbia College Library, Chicago; Rebecca D. Hunt, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; Lisa Johnston, Sweet Briar (Va.) College; Laurie Spurling, Denver (Colo.) Public Library; Stephen Stratton, California State University-Channel Islands, Camarillo, Calif.; and Rose Nagle-Yndigoyen, City of New York, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender professional library community and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender information and access needs of individuals at large. GLBTRT is committed to encouraging and supporting the free and necessary access to all information, as reflected by the missions of the American Library Association and democratic institutions.

For more information about the Stonewall Book Awards, please visit www.ala.org/stonewall.

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