about


Sassafras Lowrey is a teenage runaway who grew up to become the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award. Hir books—Lost Boi, A Little Queermas Carol, Roving Pack, Kicked Out and Leather Ever After—have been honored by organizations ranging from the National Leather Association to the American Library Association

Sassafras has toured widely, giving readings, workshops, and keynotes at colleges, conferences, bookstores, festivals, and squats ranging from Atlanta to Berlin to Oakland to Amsterdam. Ze has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications. Sassafras lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner, and their beloved menagerie of dogs and cats.

Awards:

Lambda Literary Foundation Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award Winner – 2013

Lambda Literary Award Finalist- Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror (A Little Queermas Carol) – 2017

BarkTANK Finalist – 2016

Lambda Literary Award Finalist – Transgender Fiction (Lost Boi) – 2016

American Library Association Top LGBT Books for Adults (Lost Boi- 2016

International Leather Association- Writing Award Finalist (Lost Boi) – 2016

Rainbow Award Honorable Mention (Lost Boi) – 2015

International Leather Association- Writing Award Honorable Mention (Leather Ever After)- 2014

Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (Leather Ever After)- 2014

Queer Hero of the Pacific North West – 2013

American Library Association  Rainbow Book List (Roving Pack) – 2012

Rainbow Book Award Transgender Fiction  2nd Place Winner (Roving Pack)  – 2013

Rainbow Award Honorable Mention (Leather Ever After) – 2013

National Leather Association International Writing Award Honorable Mention  (Leather Ever After)- 2014

Top 100 Women. GO Magazine  – 2012

Astraea Foundation Lesbian Writers Fund Honorable Mention – 2011

Lambda Literary Foundation Finalist (Kicked Out) – 2011

American Library Association Top 10 for 2011 Rainbow Project List (Kicked Out) –  2011

American Library Association Top 11 for 2011 Over The Rainbow Book List (Kicked Out)- 2011

Poets & Writers Readings & Workshops Funding – 2010

Birmingham Out Open. SHOUT Festival – 2009

Top 100 Women. GO Magazine – 2009 

Portland Oregon Top Emerging Writer. In Other Words – 2004

 

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