We are excited to announce that Nextbook Press Deputy Editor Wayne Hoffman has been awarded the Stonewall Book Award for literature for his novel Sweet Like Sugar. The novel tells the story of the chance meeting and unlikely friendship between a young gay man and an older Orthodox rabbi.

Hoffman discussed the book with Vox Tablet this summer.

Congratulations, Wayne!

2012 Stonewall Book Awards announced [American Library Association]
Why I’m Going Back to My Synagogue After 25 Years Away [Huffington Post]
Related: Only Connect [Vox Tablet]
Earlier: Hoffman’s ‘Sweet Like Sugar’ Drops Today