July 30, 2014

24th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists And Winners

These finalists represent books published in 2011. The winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2012.

 

Lesbian Debut Fiction

The Girls Club, by Sally Bellerose, Bywater Books

Megume and the Trees, by Sarah Toshiko Hasu, Megami Press

My Sister Chaos, by Lara Fergus, Spinifex Press

Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, by Christine Stark, Modern History Press

WINNER: Zipper Mouth, by Laurie Weeks, The Feminist Press at CUNY

 

Lesbian General Fiction

The Dirt Chronicles, by Kristyn Dunnion, Arsenal Pulp Press

The Necessity of Certain Behaviors, by Shannon Cain, University of Pittsburgh Press

WINNER: Six Metres of Pavement, by Farzana Doctor, Dundurn Press

When She Woke, by Hillary Jordan, Algonquin Books

Wingshooters, by Nina Revoyr, Akashic Books

 

Lesbian Memoir/Biography

How to Get a Girl Pregnant, by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez, Tightrope Books

Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet, by Catherine Friend, Da Capo Press/Lifelong Books

Small Fires: Essays, by Julie Marie Wade, Sarabande

Taking My Life, by Jane Rule, Talonbooks

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

 

Lesbian Mystery

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

Hostage Moon, by AJ Quinn, Bold Strokes Books

Rainey Nights: A Rainey Bell Thriller, by R.E. Bradshaw, R.E. Bradshaw Books

Retirement Plan, by Martha Miller, Bold Strokes Books

Trick of the Dark, by Val McDermid, Bywater Books

 

Lesbian Poetry

15 Ways to Stay Alive, by Daphne Gottlieb, Manic D Press

Discipline, by Dawn Lundy Martin, Nightboat Books

WINNER: Love Cake, by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, TSAR Publications

Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry, edited by Julie R. Enszer, A Midsummer Night’s Press

The Stranger Dissolves, by Christina Hutchins, Sixteen Rivers Press

 

Lesbian Romance

For Me and My Gal, by Robbi McCoy, Bella Books

Ghosts of Winter, by Rebecca S. Buck, Bold Strokes Books

Rescue Me, by Julie Cannon, Bold Strokes Books

Storms, by Gerri Hill, Bella Books

WINNER: Taken by Surprise, by Kenna White, Bella Books

 

Lesbian Erotica

The Collectors, by Lesley Gowan, Bold Strokes Books

Lesbian Cops: Erotic Investigations, edited by Sacchi Green, Cleis Press

A Ride to Remember & Other Erotic Tales, by Sacchi Green, Lethe Press

WINNER: Story of L, by Debra Hyde, Ravenous Romance

 

Gay Debut Fiction

98 Wounds, by Justin Chin, Manic D Press

Dirty One, by Michael Graves, Chelsea Station Editions

Have You Seen Me, by Katherine Scott Nelson, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

Mitko, by Garth Greenwell, Miami University Press

WINNER: Quarantine: Stories, by Rahul Mehta, Harper Perennial

 

Gay General Fiction

WINNER: The Empty Family, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner

The Great Night, by Chris Adrian, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Leche, by R. Zamora Linmark, Coffee House Press

The Stranger’s Child, by Alan Hollinghurst, Alfred A.Knopf

The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov, by Paul Russell, Cleis Press

 

Gay Memoir/Biography

Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo, by Michael Schiavi, University of Wisconsin Press

For the Ferryman: A Personal History, by Charles Silverstein, Chelsea Station Editions

Halsted Plays Himself, by William E. Jones, Semiotext(e)

If You Knew Then What I Know Now, by Ryan Van Meter, Sarabande Books

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

 

Gay Mystery

The Affair of the Porcelain Dog, by Jess Faraday, Bold Strokes Books

Blue’s Bayou, by David Lennon, Blue Spike Publishing

Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries, by Marshall Thornton, Torquere Press

Malabarista, by Garry Ryan, NeWest Press

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

 

Gay Poetry

Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems, by David Trinidad, Turtle Point Press

Double Shadow: Poems, by Carl Phillips, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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

Kintsugi, by Thomas Meyer, Flood Editions

The Other Poems, by Paul Legault, Fence Books

 

Gay Romance

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

Settling the Score, by Eden Winters, Torquere Press

Something Like Summer, by Jay Bell, Jay Bell Books

Split, by Mel Bossa, Bold Strokes Books

Tinseltown, by Barry Brennessel, MLR Press

 

Gay Erotica

WINNER: All Together, by Dirk Vanden, iloveyoudivine Alerotica

Backwoods, by Natty Soltesz, Rebel Satori Press

Best Gay Erotica 2012, edited by Richard Labonte, Cleis Press

George Platt Lynes: The Male Nudes, edited by Steven Haas, Rizzoli New York

History’s Passions: Stories of Sex Before Stonewall, edited by Richard Labonte, Bold Strokes Books

 

Transgender Fiction

The Book of Broken Hymns, by Rafe Posey, Flying Rabbit

The Butterfly and the Flame, by Dana De Young, iUniverse

I am J, by Cris Beam, Little, Brown Books for Children

Static, by L.A. Witt, Amber Allure/Amber Quill Press

WINNER: Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, edited by Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press

 

Transgender Nonfiction

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith, AK Press

Letters For My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect, edited by Megan M. Rohrer and Zander Keig, Wilgefortis Press

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, by Dean Spade, South End Press

Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past, by Peter Boag, University of California Press

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

 

Bisexual Fiction

Boyfriends With Girlfriends, by Alex Sanchez, Simon & Schuster

WINNER: The Correspondence Artist, by Barbara Browning, Two Dollar Radio

Have You Seen Me, by Katherine Scott Nelson, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

Triptych, by J.M. Frey, Dragon Moon Press

The Two Krishnas, by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, Magnus Books

 

Bisexual Nonfiction

Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir, by Susie Bright, Seal Press

Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections and Challenges, edited by Jonathan Alexander & Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, Routledge

WINNER: The Horizontal Poet, by Jan Steckel, Zeitgeist Press

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti, University of Arizona Press

Surviving Steven: A True Story, by Ven Rey, Ven Rey

 

LGBT Anthology

Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing, edited by Lazaro Lima & Felice Picano, University of Wisconsin Press

The Fire in Moonlight: Stories from the Radical Faeries, edited by Mark Thompson, White Crane Books/Lethe Press

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

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme, edited by Ivan E. Coyote & Zena Sharman, Arsenal Pulp Press

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti, University of Arizona Press

 

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult

Gemini Bites, by Patrick Ryan, Scholastic

Huntress, by Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

I am J, by Cris Beam, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

PINK, by Lili Wilkinson, HarperCollins

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

 

LGBT Drama

Letters to the End of the World, by Anton Dudley, Playscripts, Inc.

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

Secrets of the Trade, by Jonathan Tolins, Samuel French, Inc.

The Temperamentals, by Jon Marans, Chelsea Station Editions

The Zero Hour, by Madeleine George, Samuel French, Inc.

 

LGBT Nonfiction

Gay in America: Portraits by Scott Pasfield, by Scott Pasfield, Welcome Books

God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality, by Jay Michaelson, Beacon Press

The H.D. Book, by Robert Duncan, University of California Press

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

Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories, by Wanda M. Corn and Tirza True Latimer, University of California Press

 

LGBT SF/F/H

WINNER: The German, by Lee Thomas, Lethe Press

Paradise Tales: and Other Stories, by Geoff Ryman, Small Beer Press

Static, by L.A. Witt, Amber Allure/Amber Quill Press

Steam-powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories, edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft, Torquere Press

Triptych, by J.M. Frey, Dragon Moon Press

 

LGBT Studies

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith, AK Press

Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State, by Chandan Reddy, Duke University Press

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

Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality, by Margot Weiss, Duke University Press

¡Venceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-making in Cuba, by Jafari S. Allen, Duke University Press