Silas House

Silas House Receives Lambda Literary’s Duggins Prize for Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist

Courtesy of Lexington Herald Tribune
July 14, 2022

Eastern Kentucky native and best-selling novelist Silas House was the recipient of a huge honor last month, receiving the Duggins Prize for Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist, the largest prize given to an LGBTQIA+ writer in the United States.

“I’ve been a published writer for about 20 years now and if I have done anything worthwhile in that time I hope that I have made another LGBTQ person — especially those living in rural places — feel seen and heard the way previous winners of this prize … made me feel seen and heard as a young gay man living in a rural place,” House said in his recorded acceptance speech for the Lambda Literary Awards.

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