Beowulf for Cretins Shortlists for Goldie Awards
The Golden Crown Literary Society has announced finalists for 2019 Goldie Awards, and Ann McMan’s Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story has shortlisted in two categories.
Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award
Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story by Ann McMan
The Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award recognizes the book that has been picked as the membership’s favorite among nominated entries. Ann Bannon is the author of a series of five lesbian pulp novels known as “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles.” Written from 1957 to 1962, the books were bestsellers when they were first released, and have had remarkable longevity, especially for genre fiction. They have been published in five different editions and in several languages, and are often taught in women’s studies and LGBT studies courses. Ann was the winner of the first GCLS Trailblazer Award in 2005.
The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is education and the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature. For more information, and a full listing of all finalists as well as scholarship opportunities, please visit the GCLS Website.