85A a two-time second-place Finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards (Categories: Cross-Over Fiction and Gay-Fiction).
85A wins 3 awards at the USA "Best Books 2011" Awards!
WINNER - Gay & Lesbian Fiction
SECOND PLACE FINALIST - Cross-Genre Fiction and General Fiction
Kyle Smith reads from 85A on London Fields Radio.
85A wins Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Juvenile Fiction!
85A a two-time finalist in the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards! (Categories: Young Adult and GLBT)
KGB Bar Literary Journal interviews Kyle Thomas Smith. Read the full interview here.
This Week in New York interviews Kyle Thomas Smith. Read the full interview here.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association names 85A one of the top novels to read in 2011. See the full list here
" 85A is Kyle Thomas Smith's debut novel, which is exciting because of the quality of the work, but also because of the new voice that the literary world has gained in Smith." Read the full review from the Chicago Tribune
"More than once I found myself fighting back tears, but somehow, those heartbreaking moments are what makes the book so good. " Read the full review from The Book Crisis
"85A is blessed with one of the most appealing and unique narrators...This is an exciting and sharply-written debut." Read the full review from The Millions
"[Seamus'] treatment at the hands of his family and his teachers is heart-wrenching." Read the Full Review from Booklist
“Like Holden, Seamus serves as an important reminder of the universal urge to self-define in a world hostile to anyone who dares to be different.” Read the Full Review from Edge