Tears in the Grass Lambda Nomination
Wonderful news everyone! Lynda A. Archer's Tears in the Grass has been named a finalist in the Lesbian Fiction Category for the 29th annual Lambda Literary Awards. The Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer writing for books published in 2016.
Tears in the Grass is a fresh and poignant story of three generations of Cree women — Elinor, Louise, and Alice — setting out to uncover a long-buried secret that will change all of their lives. Set in the Qu'Appelle Valley and prairies in the late 1960s, the novel confronts the trauma of residential schools, and the long, dark shadow they cast over the present.
Lynda A. Archer was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She holds a MFA in creative writing and has worked as a clinical psychologist for more than thirty years. Her short stories have been published in The Dalhousie Review, The Wascana Review, and The New Quarterly. Lynda lives amidst tall cedars and grand firs on an island in British Columbia.
Lambda Literary is the nation’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature. The Lambda Award finalists were chosen from nearly 900 submissions and over 300 publishers, both mainstream and independent presses, as well as from emerging publish-on-demand technologies. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on Monday evening, June 12, 2017 in New York City.