Transatlantic is excited to share that acclaimed memoir CRYING WOLF by Eden Boudreau (Book*hug Press) has been shortlisted for the 36th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, in the Bisexual Nonfiction category!

For over 30 years, Lambda Literary has championed LGBTQ books and authors. No other organization in the world serves LGBTQ writers and readers more comprehensively than Lambda Literary. We believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published, and read. 

The Annual Lambda Literary Awards honor LGBTQ+ books across genres and categories, from fiction to memoir to comics.

Winners will be announced at the ceremony in NYC on June 11th!


It’s a tale as old as time. Girl meets boy. Boy wants girl. Girl says no. Boy takes what he wants anyway.

After a violent sexual assault, Eden Boudreau was faced with a choice: call the police and explain that a man who wasn’t her husband, who she had agreed to go on a date with, had just raped her. Or go home and pray that, in the morning, it would be only a nightmare.

In the years that followed, Eden was met with disbelief by strangers, friends, and the authorities, often as a result of stigma towards her non-monogamy, sex positivity, and bisexuality. Societal conditioning of acceptable female sexuality silenced her to a point of despair, leading to addiction and even attempted suicide. It was through the act of writing that she began to heal.

Crying Wolf is a gripping memoir that shares the raw path to recovery after violence and spotlights the ways survivors are too often demonized or ignored when they belong to marginalized communities. Boudreau heralds a new era for others dismissed for “crying wolf.” After all, women prevailing to change society for others is also a tale as old as time.

Eden Boudreau [she/they] is the author of CRYING WOLF, a powerful and raw story that follows her difficult road to recovery after a violent sexual assault, with disbelievers at every turn due in part to her non-traditional lifestyle as a queer, polyamorous woman.

Throughout her career Boudreau has used her own life experiences from growing up in poverty, exploring her queerness in hetero-normative relationships, and a late-in-life AuDHD  diagnosis as inspiration for her personal journalism featured in major publications such as Flare, Today’s Parent, Runner’s World Magazine and more.

Using not only her skill as a writer but her voice as a storyteller, Boudreau has produced and hosted the podcasts ‘Dear Lonely Writer’ and the soon to be released, ‘What We’re Doing When We Should Be Writing’. Both projects aim to help writers find support, community and safe spaces during their journey to publication. 

In her (minimal) free time, Boudreau enjoys spending time with her three sons, a menagerie of pets – including a duck named Dave – at their home in Georgina, ON.

Eden is represented by Samantha Haywood.

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