2nd Big Award For Summer Book Series Author

Jun 3, 2014

Barrie Jean Borich, author of Body Geographic.
Credit Dan Klefstad

First an IPPY, now a LAMMY.

Barrie Jean Borich was honored last night in New York City at the 26th annual Lambda Book Awards for her creative memoir, Body Geographic.

Borich's book is featured in WNIJ's Summer Book Series, which airs Friday mornings this month.

Of last night's award, Borich tells WNIJ:

"The Lammys are the premiere national awards of the LGBTQ literary world, and so I'm thrilled and honored to be taking one home this year.  I began my career publishing with Firebrand Press, a house born of the early LGBT and feminist print movements," she said, "and now, with this third book, I'm grateful to have come full circle to this recognition from the community of writers and readers I hold most dear."

In May, Borich received a gold medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards, or IPPYs.

The Summer Book Series begins this Friday, June 6, with Gary Lawrence's Baffled and Other Stories. A Rockford native, Lawrence's fiction includes familiar people and scenes from the city and surrounding area. Two stories are set in West High School during the 1970s.

The interview with Borich and a reading from her memoir will be aired June 20.

Listen during Morning Edition at 6:34 and 8:34, and then come back here for author readings and other information.