ANN McMAN is the author of eight novels and two short story collections. She is a recipient of both the Alice B. Lavender Certificate for Outstanding Debut Novel and the Alice B. Medal for Outstanding Body of Work, and her novels, Hoosier Daddy, Goldenrod, and Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story were Lambda Literary Award finalists.

Ann was one of 25 emerging authors invited to write an introductory essay for the Lambda Literary Foundation’s 25 for 25: An Anthology of Works by 25 Outstanding LGBT Authors and Those They Inspired. Her collections, Sidecar and Three won Golden Crown Literary Awards for best short story collection.

Backcast was awarded the silver medal in the Independent Publisher Awards (IPPYs) in the Northeast Region, and was named Lesbian Fiction Book of the Year in the 2017 Rainbow Awards. Her novel, Goldenrod was awarded an IPPY bronze medal in Southeast Fiction.

A career graphic designer, Ann is a two-time recipient of the Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Design.

Ann lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


More About Ann McMan and Her Novels:

“I love Ann McMan.” —Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina

“Ann McMan is the lesbian Armistead Maupin, only better.” —Lee Lynch, author of The Swashbuckler

Exceptional, entertaining, deftly crafted, inherently absorbing from beginning to end, Backcast is highly recommended and certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community library General Fiction collections.” —Midwest Book Review

“Goldenrod takes us back to Jericho, where its hardscrabble characters invoke Dorothy Allison, and its provocative humor, Rita Mae Brown. In other words—it’s pure Ann McMan.” — KG MacGregor, Lambda Literary Award winner

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