Mr Nicholas Wong Wins the 28th Lambda Literary Award as First Asian Awardee
- 06 Jul, 2016
- Recognitions & Achievements
- Faculty of Humanities
Mr Nicholas Wong Yu-bon, Teaching Fellow at the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies of the Faculty of Humanities, won the 28th Lambda Literary Awards (the Lammys) under the category of ‘Gay Poetry’ for his collection entitled Crevasse. He is not only the first Hongkonger but also the first Asian to receive this award. A ceremony was held on 6 June 2016 at the Skirball Centre for the Performing Arts at New York University.
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 Lammys were founded in 1989 to elevate the profile of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 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. The Lambda Literary Foundation is the most renowned international organization that recognizes writing by the LGBTQ literary community. Please click here for more details about the award.