Senior Lecturer Nicholas Wong Wins Lambda Literary Award as First Asian Awardee
Mr WONG, Yu-bon Nicholas | Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature and Cultural Studies
Mr Nicholas Wong Yu-bon, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong, won the 28th Lambda Literary Awards (the Lammys) in the “Gay Poetry” category with his poetry collection entitled Crevasse. He is not only the first Hongkonger but also the first Asian to receive this award.
Crevasse, published in 2015, inhabits the fiery crossroads that connect sexuality, masculinity, language and race – a radical space that challenges the stubbornly trite assumptions about queer and Asian identities.
According to Lambda Literary Foundation, the Lammy’s were founded in 1989 to elevate the profile of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) literature. Nearly 100 literary professionals, including booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, academics and previous Lammy winners and finalists, volunteered countless hours of reading, critical thinking and invigorating discussion to select the finalists in 25 categories, including Transgender Poetry for the first time this year. Please click here for more details about the award.