28TH ANNUAL LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS

The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world. Winning a Lammy can literally launch a writer’s career.

The Guardian newspaper said: “… Steeped as they are in celebrity and ceremony, the Lammys aren’t as stuffy or straight as many LGBT awards shows often are: they were unabashedly, gleefully queer, representing the many facets of queer life.”

The Lammys: Honoring Hilton Als and Eileen Myles, Hosted by Kate Clinton

THE 28th ANNUAL LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS

Monday, June 6, 2016 · New York City 

Honoring

Eileen Myles & Hilton Als

With special introductions by

Cherry Jones & Tavi Gevinson

Cherry Jones Tavi Gevinson

Master of Ceremonies

Kate Clinton

Special Guests Include

Kazim Ali · Richard Blanco · Joel Kim Booster · Kate Bornstein
Jonathan Burnham · Diana Cage · Wo Chan · Jaime Shearn Coan · R. Erica Doyle
David Ebershoff · Johanna Fateman · Tim Federle · Laura Flanders · Jared Fox
Jonathan Galassi · Silas Howard · Brian Leung · Kamilah Aisha Moon
Jill Nolan · Darryl Pinckney · Cristy Road · Paul Rudnick · Ira Sachs
Rakesh Satyal · Pamela Sneed · Meredith Talusan · Carmelita Tropicana

Other surprise guests to be announced in May

The Awards Ceremony is Directed by Charles Rice-Gonzalez

Purchase Tickets

5:30 pm Red Carpet and VIP Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm Awards Ceremony

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 Laguardia Place
New York, NY 10012

9:30 pm After Party

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

2016 Lambda Literary Awards Host Committee

Co-Chairs: William Johnson, Jerome Murphy, Amy Scholder   

Kevin Brannon
Jamie Brickhouse
Paul Dierkes
Paul Florez
David Gale
Antonio Gonzalez
David Groff
William Johnson
Michele Karlsberg
Elizabeth Koke
Melanie LaRosa
Nick Nicholson
Angelo Nikolopoulos
Julia Pastore
Lori Perkins
Cathy Renna
Charles Rice-Gonzalez
Patrick Ryan
Eddie Sarfaty
Karen Schechner
John Sellers
S. Chris Shirley
Rocco Staino
Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela
Jason Wells 

Champion Underwriters

John Faubion & Warren Thomas, Chuck Forester, KG MacGregor, Charlie Pendergast, Kay Percy

Partner Underwriters

Darla Baker, Theodore Cornwell, Robert Ferrante &  Tony Valenzuela, Tom Healy, David McConnell

2016 Corporate Sponsors

2016 Award Sponsors

LAMMY AWARD CATEGORIES (25)

[ Current Finalist | Previous Winners | Overview of Awards ]
LGBT
Anthology
Children’s/Young Adult
Debut Fiction
Drama
Graphic Novel
Nonfiction
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Studies
LESBIAN
Erotica
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
GAY
Erotica
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
BISEXUAL
Fiction
Nonfiction
TRANSGENDER
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES

[ Previous Winners | Overview of Awards ]
Pioneer Award Judith Markowitz Emerging Writer Award
Trustee Award Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize