DIVA Literary Festival Shortlist Announced
The shortlist for the 2017 DIVA Literary Festival is now online!
The DIVA Literary Festival celebrates the best of lesbian and bi women authors. Kicking off on the evening of Friday 3 November and seeing us through until the Sunday, gongs will be handed out to the cream of the crop in LBT+ women’s writing. To have your say in who wins, see the shortlist and link to vote below.
THE YLVA PUBLISHING PRIZE FOR LBT FICTION
Mr Oliver's Object of Desire - VG Lee
The Paying Guests - Sarah Waters
London Lies Beneath - Stella Duffy
When We Speak Of Nothing - Olumide Popoola
Autumn - Ali Smith
Pages for Her - Sylvia Brownrigg
LESBIAN BOX OFFICE ROMANCE BOOK
Running From Love - Jen Silver
A Fairytale of Possibilities - Kiki Archer
Nothing to Lose - Clare Lydon
Poppy Jenkins - Clare Ashton
The Pink Bean Series - Harper Bliss
Different For Girls - Jacquie Lawrence
OPTIMUS CARDS GROUP CRIME BOOK
The Girl with the Treasure Chest - Veronica Fearon
Insideous Intent - Val McDermid
Gallows Drop - Mari Hannah
Four Steps - Wendy Hudson
A Quiet Death - Cari Hunter
The Viv Fraser Mystery Series - Vicki Clifford
Eligibility criteria for this award include poets with collected works and anthologies.
Valerie Mason John
Carol Ann Duffy
THE UK BLACK PRIDE PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
Queer: A Graphic History - Meg John Barker
The Militant Muse: Love, War and the Women of Surrealism - Whitney Chadwick
The Myth of Mars and Venus - Deborah Cameron
The Gender Games - Juno Dawson
Trans Like Me - C N Lester
Not Guilty - Sue Elliot / Steve Humphries
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay
The New Girl - Rhyannon Styles
The Crab Of Hate - Susan Calman
Is Monogamy Dead? - Rosie Wilby
Believe - Nicola Adams
Trans - A Memoir - Juliet Jacques
Girl Hearts Girl - Lucy Sutcliffe
The Wages Of Sin - Kaite Welsh
So Happy It Hurts - Anneliese Mackintosh
The Other Mrs Walker - Mary Paulson Ellis
Whilst I Was Out - Sara Stewart
The Other World, It Whispers - Stefanie Victoire
To vote for your favourite author click here. And don't forgot to pick up a copy of this morning's Guardian, where you'll find the DIVA Literary Festival supplement and an interview with Donna Deitch by DIVA Publisher Linda Riley.
The DIVA Literary Festival takes place Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November at the Hilton Metropole, NEC Birmingham. For more info visit: divaliteraryfestival.com.
Only reading DIVA online? You're missing out. For more news, reviews and commentary, check out the latest issue. It's pretty badass, if we do say so ourselves.