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March 15 – 31, 2005

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March 15-31, 2005 Edition GENERAL NEWS Havana Memoir

to Launch Atria’s

New Latino Imprint

NEW YORK, NY/3/10/05— Orlando Sentinel food columnist Viviana Carballo’s HAVANA SALSA: Stories and Recipes will be released in Spring 2006 by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster as part of the debut of the publisher’s new Latino and Hispanic line.

The work is a memoir of Carballo’s experiencing of growing up in Havana, Cuba in the ’30s,’40s, and ’50s. The book focuses on the foods that both delighted and nurtured the author’s eccentric family and friends.

Sarah Branham is the acquiring editor at Atria Books. The agent is Katharine Cluverius at ICM.

Finalists Named

For 17TH Annual

LAMBDA Awards

WASHINGTON, DC, 03/02/2005—The Lambda Literary Foundation announced the finalists for the 17th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, celebrating achievements in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) literature for books published in 2004. The Awards will be presented at a gala celebration on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the City University of New York Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. The Awards will be hosted by CUNY’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Same-sex marriage has been the topic of many of this year’s books, and the Lammy awards showcase three finalists on the subject. In the Nonfiction category I Do/I Don’t, edited by Greg Wharton and Ian Phillips, compiles over 130 essays by LGBT writers on the topic of marriage while in the Religion/Spirituality category Marvin M. Ellison’s Same-Sex Marriage offers a Christian perspective. Why Marriage Matters by Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, appears in the LGBT Studies category.

This year, the Lambda Literary Foundation also features two new categories, Gay Men’s Debut Fiction and Lesbian Debut Fiction, each with a $1,000 honorarium for the recipient. Winners in other categories will receive a crystal trophy.

Spanning twenty-two categories, the 110 finalists reflect a diverse range of distinguished voices from the LGBT community and highlight the full range of achievement in LGBT literature in the 2004 year.

The Lambda Literary Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to the recognition, promotion and publication of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered writing. The Foundation publishes the Lambda Book Report, a monthly LGBT book review magazine, and The James White Review, a gay men’s literary quarterly. Additionally, it organizes the annual Lambda Literary Awards and an annual writers conference, the Lambda Literary Festival. The Lambda Literary Foundation is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For further information about the foundation, please visit the web site at www.lambdalit.org