Lawrence Schimel

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Lawrence Schimel, 2008

Lawrence Schimel (born October 16, 1971) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer, translator, and anthologist whose work frequently deals with gay and lesbian themes, and with Jewish themes.[1] He was born in New York, and received his B.A. in Literature from Yale University. Schimel is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Academy of American Poets. His is a founding member of the Publishing Triangle, an organization of lesbians and gay men in the publishing industry, which he chaired for two terms (1996–1998).

His work has received the Rhysling Award[2] and has twice received the Lambda Literary Award.[3]

Mr. Schimel was a juror for the 2010 James Tiptree, Jr. Award.[4] He is also one of the volunteer judges for the 2011 Lambda Literary Award.[3]



  • The Drag Queen of Elfland
  • His Tongue

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  1. ^ Karvoski, Ed; Jr. (2002-03-14). Award-Winning Men: Up Close and Personal with Gay Honorees. iUniverse. pp. 149–. ISBN 978-0-595-21769-4. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "". Archived from the original on 29 August 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2011.  External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b "2011 Judges". Archived from the original on 4 August 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tiptree Award". James Tiptree, Jr. Award Homepage. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Raphael, Mitchel (May 17, 1998). "Where gay goes after the mainstream". Toronto Star. p. 1. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 

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