Lara, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and a CLLAS affiliated faculty member, is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011).
As the foundation states, “The Lambda Literary Award is the most prestigious LGBTQ book prize in the world. With nearly 1000 total submissions considered for nomination it is a significant achievement to be named a finalist.”
Lara will be performing at the 2018 CLLAS Symposium on March 8 at Gerlinger Lounge during the reception (6 pm to 7:30 pm) as part of Riffiando: Dominican Artists in the House!
For a complete list of finalists: https://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/06/lambda-literary-award-finalists/