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Canadians on the 2019 Lambda Longlist

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Congratulations to the Canadian writers (and publishers ) on the longlists for the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards. (Missing here but also on the list is Body Work, by Emilia Nielsen.
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tagged : women authors

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