24th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners

The complete list of winners for the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

Lesbian Fiction

Six Metres of Pavement, by Farzana Doctor, Dundrun Press


Gay Fiction 

The Empty Family, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner


Lesbian Debut Fiction

Zipper Mouth, by Laurie Weeks, The Feminist Press


Gay Debut Fiction

Quarantine: Stories, by Rahul Mehta, Harper Perennial


Lesbian Memoir/Biography

When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution, Jeanne Córdova, Spinsters Ink


Gay Memoir/Biography

The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood, by Glen Retief, St. Martin’s Press


Lesbian Mystery

Dying to Live, by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, Bold Strokes Books


Gay Mystery

Red White Black and Blue, by Richard Stevenson, MLR Press


LGBT Anthology

Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader, ed. by Michael Hames-García and Ernesto Javier Martínez, Duke University Press


LGBT Children’s/Young Adult

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy, by Bil Wright, Simon & Schuster


LGBT Drama

A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw, by Peggy Shaw, University of Michigan Press


LGBT Nonfiction

A Queer History of the United States, by Michael Bronski, Beacon Press


LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror

The German, by Lee Thomas, Lethe Press


LGBT Studies

Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes, by Lisa L. Moore, University of Minnesota Press


Bisexual Fiction

The Correspondence Artist, by Barbara Browning, Two Dollar Radio


Bisexual Nonfiction

The Horizontal Poet, by Jan Steckel, Zeitgest Press


Transgender Fiction

Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, ed. by Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press


Transgender Nonfiction

Tango: My Childhood Backwards and in High Heels, by Justin Vivian Bond, The Feminist Press


Lesbian Erotica

Story of L, by Debra Hyde, Ravenous Romance


Gay Erotica

All Together, by Dirk Vanden, iloveyoudivine Alerotica


Lesbian Poetry

Love Cake, by Leah Lakshmi Piepza-Samarasinha, TSAR Publications


Gay Poetry

A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos, ed. by David Trinidad, Nightboat Books


Lesbian Romance

Taken by Surprise, by Kenna White, Bella Books


Gay Romance

Every Time I Think of You, by Jim Provenzano, CreateSpace/Myrmidude Press





24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Host Committee

David McConnell – Co-Chair Don Weise – Co-Chair S. Chris Shirley – Co-Chair
Charles Rice-Gonzalez -Director Jamie Brickhouse – Publicity Chair
Brad Boles James Brooks Mario Lopez-Cordero
David Gale James Hannaham Wayne Hoffman
Michele Karlsberg Dean Klinger Jay Moore
Dan Manjovi Bill Miller Heather O’Neill
Pauline Park Lori Perkins Jay Plum
Melanie La Rosa Patrick Ryan Liz Scheier
Bob Smith Jerl Surratt Linda Villarosa
Warren Wilson