Lesbian Atlanta writer’s debut novel wins Stonewall Book Award

lumThe American Library Association recently announced that lesbian Atlanta author Libby Ware’s debut novel “Lum” has won a 2016 Stonewall Book Award, being named one of the Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Books. The award is given to outstanding books about the LGBT experience.

“Lum,” which was released last October, is the story of an intersex woman living in Depression-era Virginia whose family farm is located where the government wants to build the Blue Ridge Parkway.

“I am thrilled and have been on Cloud 9 ever since,” Ware told Georgia Voice of the honor. “This award will get ‘Lum’ into a lot more libraries. I hope that people learn more about intersex people through fiction.”

Ware, the owner of Toadlilly Books in Grant Park, talks more about “Lum” in this Q&A with us from last month.