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Eileen Myles accepts Lammy from Emma Donoghue

Eileen Myles accepts Lammy from Emma Donoghue

Author: Edit Team

June 7, 2011

“We all belong here.”

Two rock star novelists share the stage (if only briefly). Eileen Myles accepts her Lammy from Emma Donoghue at the 23rd annual Lambda Literary Awards in New York City, on May 26, 2011. Makes us wish we’d captured a photo of these two sublimely talented writers while we had the chance.

In one of the most endearing unscripted moments of the night, Emma Donoghue kisses Lea DeLaria (twice!) as she prepares to announce the winner for Lesbian Fiction.

While Eileen Myles, who didn’t write a speech, makes more than a few thoughtful, off-the-cuff remarks in her acceptance speech, including a play on gender and genre: “It’s fun to get an award for this book, because I’ve written a novel that people keep telling me isn’t a novel. I love the idea of destabilizing genre as much as gender is unstable.”

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