August 27, 2014

23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on June 27, 2011 by in Past Winners & Finalists

These Finalists represent books published in 2010.

BISEXUAL — Fiction

Fall Asleep Forgetting, by Georgeann Packard  The Permanent Press

If You Follow Me, by Malena Watrous  Harper Perennial [Review]

Krakow Melt, by Daniel Allen Cox  Arsenal Pulp Press [Review]

The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet by Myrlin A. Hermes   Harper Perennial [Review]

Pride/Prejudice: A Novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Their Forbidden Lovers by Ann Herendeen  Harper Paperbacks


BISEXUAL — Nonfiction

Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli  Rowman & Littlefield

Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women, edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre  Seal Press [Review]

Just Kids, by Patti Smith  Ecco [Review]

Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead, by Paula Byrne  HarperCollins/It Books

Sal Mineo, by Michael Gregg Michaud  Crown Archetype


TRANSGENDER — Fiction

Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super Tranny, by Justin Hall with Diego Gomez, Fred Noland & Jon Macy  Northwest Press

Holding Still for As Long As Possible, by Zoe Whittall   House of Anansi Press

Jumpstart the World, by Catherine Ryan Hyde   Random House Children’s Books



TRANSGENDER — Nonfiction

Assume Nothing, by Rebecca Swan  Soft Skull Press

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, edited by Noach Dzmura  North Atlantic Books [Review]

The Color of Sunlight, by Michelle Alexander and Michelle Diane Rose  CreateSpace

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman Seal Press [Review]

Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality, by Kristen Schilt  University of Chicago Press


LGBT ANTHOLOGY

Best Lesbian Romance 2010, edited by Radclyffe  Cleis Press

Gay Shame, edited by David M. Halperin & Valerie Traub  University of Chicago Press [Review]

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman  Seal Press [Review]

Kicked Out, edited by Sassafras Lowrey  Homofactus Press [Review | Feature]

War Diaries, edited by Tisa Bryant & Ernest Hardy  AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) [Download]


LGBT CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT

Christian, the Hugging Lion, by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Amy June Bates  Simon & Schuster

God Loves Hair, by Vivek Shraya llustrated by Juliana Neufeld  Vivek Shraya [Review]

Jumpstart the World, by Catherine Ryan Hyde  Random House Books for Children

Love Drugged, by James Klise  Flux

Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


LGBT DRAMA

The Brother/Sister Plays, by Tarell Alvin McCraney  Theatre Communications Group

Lydia, by Octavio Solis  Samuel French

Oedipus at Palm Springs: A Five Lesbian Brothers Play, by Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, & Lisa Kron  Samuel French

Slipping, by Daniel Talbott  Dramatists Play Service

With Bated Breath, by Bryden MacDonald  Talonbooks


LGBT NONFICTION

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, edited by Noach Dzmura  North Atlantic Books [Review]

Ex-Gay No Way: Survival and Recovery from Sexual Abuse, by Jallen Rix EdD.  Findhorn Press

Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature, by Emma Donoghue  Alfred A. Knopf [Interview]

King Kong Theory, by Virginie Despentes  The Feminist Press

The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools, by Stuart Biegel  University of Minnesota Press [Review]


LGBT SF/FANTASY/HORROR

Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, by Sandra McDonald  Lethe Press [Review]

Disturbed by Her Song, by Tanith Lee  Lethe Press [Interview]

Flowers of Edo, by Nene Adams  Black Car Publishing

Wilde Stories 2010: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, edited by Steve Berman Lethe Press

Wolfsbane Winter, by Jane Fletcher  Bold Strokes Books


LGBT STUDIES

Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, by Scott Herring  New York University Press

Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, by Gayle Salamon  Columbia University Press

Backward Glances: Contemporary Chinese Cultures and the Female Homoerotic Imaginary, by Fran Martin  Duke University Press

Citizen Invert Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain, by Deborah Cohler  University of Minnesota Press [Review]

Queering the Public Sphere in Mexico and Brazil: Sexual Rights Movements in Emerging Democracies, Rafael de la Dehesa  Duke University Press


LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

Alcestis, by Katharine Beutner  Soho Press [Review]

Fall Asleep Forgetting, by Georgeann Packard  The Permanent Press

The More I Owe You, by Michael Sledge  Counterpoint Press [Review]

One More Stop, by Lois Walden  Arcadia Books

Sub Rosa, by Amber Dawn  Arsenal Pulp Press


LESBIAN EROTICA

Best Lesbian Erotica 2011, edited by Kathleen Warnock & selected by Lea DeLaria  Cleis Press

Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica, edited by Tristan Taormina  Cleis Press [Review]

This Is How We Do It: A Raw Mix of Lesbian Erotica, by D Alexandria  RedThorn Art



LESBIAN FICTION

Big Bang Symphony, by Lucy Jane Bledsoe  University of Wisconsin Press

Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle, by Zelda Lockhart  LaVenson Press

Holding Still for as Long as Possible, by Zoe Whittall  House of Anansi

Homeschooling, by Carol Guess  PS Publishing

Inferno (a poet’s novel), by Eileen Myles  OR Books [Review]


LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

Blood Strangers: A Memoir, by Katherine A. Briccetti  Heyday Books

Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, by Barbara Hammer  The Feminist Press [Review]

Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer, by Chely Wright  Pantheon Books

She Looks Just Like You: A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood by Amie Klempnauer Miller  Beacon Press

Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, by Julie Marie Wade  Colgate University Press [Review]


LESBIAN MYSTERY

The Cruel Ever After, by Ellen Hart  Minotaur/St. Martin’s Press

Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid  HarperCollins [Review]

Missing Lynx, by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou  Bold Strokes Books [Review]

Parallel Lies, by Stella Duffy  Bywater Books [Review]

Water Mark, by J.M. Redmann  Bold Strokes Books [Review]


LESBIAN POETRY

The Inquisition Yours, by Jen Currin  Coach House Books

Money for Sunsets, by Elizabeth J. Colen  Steel Toe Books [Review]

The Nights Also, by Anna Swanson  Tightrope Books

The Sensual World Re-Emerges, by Eleanor Lerman  Sarabande Books

White Shirt, by Laurie MacFayden  Frontenac House


LESBIAN ROMANCE

Above Temptation, by Karin Kallmaker  Bella Books [Review]

Awakening to Sunlight, by Lindsey Stone  Bold Strokes Books

Beacon of Love, by Ann Roberts  Bella Books [Review]

River Walker, by Cate Culpepper, Bold Strokes Books [Review]

Starting from Scratch, by Georgia Beers  Brisk Press [Review]


GAY DEBUT FICTION

Bob the Book, by David Pratt  Chelsea Station Editions [Review]

The Palisades, by Tom Schabarum  Cascadia Publishing

Passes Through, by Rob Stephenson  University of Alabama Press/FC

Probation, by Tom Mendicino  Kensington Publishing

XOXO Hayden, by Chris Corkum  P.D. Publishing


GAY EROTICA

Best of the Best Gay Erotica 3, edited by Richard Labonté  Cleis Press

Teleny and Camille, by Jon Macy  Northwest Press [Review]

Tented: Gay Erotic Tales from Under the Big Top, edited by Jerry Wheeler  Lethe Press

A Twist of Grimm: Erotic Fairy Tales for Gay Men, by William Holden  Lethe Press

Vancouver Nights, by Hank Edwards  Lethe Press


GAY FICTION

By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham  Farrar, Straus & Giroux [Review]

Children of the Sun, by Max Schaefer  Soft Skull

Consolation, by Jonathan Strong  Pressed Wafer

The Silver Hearted, by David McConnell  Alyson Books [Review]

Union Atlantic, by Adam Haslett  Doubleday [Review]


GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

Beyond Normal: The Birth of Gay Pride, by Gale Chester Whittington  BookLocker.com

Grant Wood: A Life, by R. Tripp Evans  Alfred A. Knopf [Review]

Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade, by Justin Spring  Farrar, Straus & Giroux [Review | Interview]

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham, by Selina Hastings  Random House

She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother, by Bryan Batt  Harmony Books [Review]


GAY MYSTERY

Cockeyed, by Richard Stevenson  MLR Press [Review]

Echoes, by David Lennon  Blue Spike Publishing [Review]

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers, by I.E. Woodward  iUniverse [Review]

Smoked, by Garry Ryan  NeWest Press [Review]

Vieux Carre Voodoo, by Greg Herren  Bold Strokes Books [Review]


GAY POETRY

darkacre, by Greg Hewett  Coffee House Press [Review]

Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems, by James Schuyler  Farrar, Straus & Giroux [Review]

Pleasure, by Brian Teare  Ahsahta Press [Review]

The Salt Ecstasies: Poems, by James L. White  Graywolf Press [Review]

then, we were still living, by Michael Klein  GenPop Books [Review]


GAY ROMANCE

Normal Miguel, by Erik Orrantia  Cheyenne Publishing [Review]

The Road Home, by Michael Thomas Ford  Kensington Publishing [Review]

Three Wrong Turns in the Desert, by Neil Plakcy  Loose Id [Review]

22nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on May 10, 2010 by in Past Winners & Finalists

These Finalists represent books published in 2009.

LGBT Anthology

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult

  • Sprout, by Dale Peck (Bloomsbury USA)
  • Ash, by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown)
  • How Beautiful the Ordinary, edited by Michael Cart (HarperCollins)
  • In Mike We Trust, by P.E. Ryan (HarperCollins)
  • The Vast Fields of Ordinary, by Nick Burd (Penguin Books)

LGBT Drama

  • The Collected Plays Of Mart Crowley, by Mart Crowley (Alyson Books)
  • The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, by Kate Moira Ryan & Linda S. Chapman (Dramatists Play Service)
  • Revenge of the Women’s Studies Professor, by Bonnie J. Morris (Indiana University Press)

LGBT Nonfiction

LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror

  • Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam/Spectra Books)
  • Centuries Ago and Very Fast, by Rebecca Ore (Aqueduct Press)
  • Fist of the Spider Woman, by Amber Dawn (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • In the Closet, Under the Bed, by Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe Press)
  • Pumpkin Teeth, by Tom Cardamone (Lethe Press)

LGBT Studies

  • The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America, by Margot Canaday (Princeton University Press)
  • Metropolitan Lovers: The Homosexuality of Cities, by Julie Abraham (University of Minnesota Press) [Review]
  • Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP’s Fight Against AIDS, by Deborah B. Gould (University of Chicago Press)
  • The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century, by Kathryn Bond Stockton (Duke University Press) [Review]
  • The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade, by Armando Maggi (University of Chicago Press)

Bisexual Fiction [TIE]

  • Holy Communion, by Mykola Dementiuk (Synergy Press)
  • Love You Two, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Random House Australia)
  • Arusha, by J.E. Knowles (Spinsters Ink) [Review]
  • The Janeid, by Bobbie Geary (The Graeae Press)
  • Torn, by Amber Lehman (Closet Case Press) [Review]

Bisexual Nonfiction

  • Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents, by Minal Hajratwala (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life, by Edna O’Brien (W. W. Norton)
  • Cheever: A Life, by Blake Bailey (Alfred A. Knopf) [Review]
  • Map, by Audrey Beth Stein (Lulu.com) [Review]
  • Vincente Minnelli: Hollywood’s Dark Dreamer, by Emanuel Levy (St. Martin’s Press)

Transgender

  • Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show, by Lynn Breedlove (Manic D Press)
  • Bharat Jiva, by Kari Edwards (Litmus Press)
  • The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, by S. Bear Bergman (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Transmigration, by Joy Ladin (Sheep Meadow Press)
  • Troglodyte Rose, by Adam Lowe (Cadaverine Publications)

Lesbian Debut Fiction

  • The Creamsickle, by Rhiannon Argo (Spinsters Ink)
  • The Bigness of the World, by Lori Ostlund (University of Georgia Press)
  • Land Beyond Maps, by Maida Tilchen (Savvy Press)
  • More of This World or Maybe Another, by Barb Johnson (Harper Perennial) [Review]
  • Verge, by Z Egloff (Bywater Books) [Review]

Gay Debut Fiction

  • Blue Boy, by Rakesh Satyal (Kensington Books)
  • God Says No, by James Hannaham (McSweeneys)
  • Pop Salvation, by Lance Reynald (HarperCollins)
  • Shaming the Devil: Collected Short Stories, by G. Winston James (Top Pen Press)
  • Sugarless, by James Magruder (University of Wisconsin Press)

Lesbian Erotica

  • Lesbian Cowboys, edited by Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia (Cleis Press)
  • Flesh and Bone, by Ronica Black (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Punishment with Kisses, by Diane Anderson-Minshall (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Where the Girls Are, by D.L. King (Cleis Press)
  • Women of the Bite, Edited by Cecilia Tan (Alyson Books)

Gay Erotica

  • Impossible Princess, by Kevin Killian (City Lights)
  • Rough Trade: Dangerous Gay Erotica, edited by Todd Gregory (Bold Strokes Books) [Review]
  • I Like It Like That: True Tales of Gay Desire, edited by Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • The Low Road, by James Lear (Cleis Press)
  • Eight Inches, by Sean Wolfe (Kensington Books)

Lesbian Fiction

  • A Field Guide to Deception, by Jill Malone (Bywater Books)
  • Dismantled, by Jennifer McMahon (HarperCollins)
  • Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory, by Emma Pérez (University of Texas Press)
  • Risk, by Elana Dykewomon (Bywater Books) [Review]
  • This One’s Going to Last Forever, by Nairne Holtz (Insomniac Press)

Gay Fiction

  • Lake Overturn, by Vestal McIntyre (HarperCollins)
  • The River In Winter, by Matt Dean (Queens English Productions)
  • Said and Done, by James Morrison (Black Lawrence Press)
  • Salvation Army, by Abdellah Taia (Semiotext(e)) [Review]
  • Silver Lake, by Peter Gadol (Tyrus Books) [Review]

Lesbian Memoir/Biography

  • The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, by Joan Schenkar (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life, by Mary Cappello (Alyson Books)
  • Mean Little deaf Queer, by Terry Galloway (Beacon Press) [Review]
  • My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement, by Alix Dobkin (Alyson Books)
  • Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag, by Ariel Schrag (Touchstone)

Gay Memoir/Biography

  • Ardent Spirits: Leaving Home, Coming Back, by Reynolds Price (Scribner Books)
  • City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960′s and 70′s, by Edmund White (Bloomsbury USA) [Review]
  • Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division, by Jon Ginoli (Cleis Press)
  • Once You Go Back, by Douglas A. Martin (Seven Stories Press) [Review]
  • The Pure Lover: A Memoir of Grief, by David Plante (Beacon Press) [Review]

Lesbian Mystery

Gay Mystery

Lesbian Poetry

  • Zero at the Bone, by Stacie Cassarino (New Issues Poetry & Prose)
  • Bird Eating Bird, by Kristin Naca (HarperCollins)
  • Gospel: Poems, by Samiya Bashir (Red Bone Press)
  • Names, by Marilyn Hacker (W.W. Norton)
  • Stars of the Night Commute, by Ana Božičević (Tarpaulin Sky Press)

Gay Poetry

  • Sweet Core Orchard, by Benjamin S. Grossberg (University of Tampa Press)
  • Breakfast with Thom Gunn, by Randall Mann (University of Chicago Press)
  • The Brother Swimming Beneath Me, by Brent Goodman (Black Lawrence Press)
  • The First Risk, by Charles Jensen (Lethe Press)
  • What the Right Hand Knows, by Tom Healy (Four Way Books)

Lesbian Romance

  • The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin, by Colette Moody (Bold Strokes Books)
  • It Should Be a Crime, by Carsen Taite (Bold Strokes Books)
  • No Rules of Engagement, by Tracey Richardson (Bella Books)
  • Stepping Stone, by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)
  • Worth Every Step, by KG MacGregor (Bella Books)

Gay Romance

  • Drama Queers!, by Frank Anthony Polito (Kensington Books)
  • A Keen Edge, by H. Leigh Aubrey (iUniverse)
  • The Rest of Our Lives, by Dan Stone (Lethe Press)
  • Time After Time, by J.P. Bowie (MLR Press)
  • Transgressions, by Erastes (Running Press)

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For a complete list of past Winners & Finalists (1988 – 2008) click here.

21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on February 18, 2010 by in Past Winners & Finalists


LGBT Anthologies | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian Poetry | Gay Poetry | Lesbian Romance | Gay Romance


LGBT ANTHOLOGIES

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  • Our Caribbean edited by Thomas Glave (Duke University Press)
  • A Casulty of War: Gay Short Fiction by Peter Burton (Arcadia Books)
  • Live Through This edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev (Seven Stories Press)
  • Love, West Hollywood edited by Chris Freeman and James J. Berg (Alyson)
  • Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing edited by Raphael Kadushin (University of Wisconsin Press)

BISEXUAL

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  • Open by Jenny Block (Seal Press)
  • Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love & Desire by Lisa M. Diamond (Harvard University Press)
  • The Bishop’s Daughter by Honor Moore (W.W. Norton)
  • Kinsey Zero Through Sixty: Bisexual Perspectives on Kinsey by Ron Jackson Suresha (Taylor & Francis Journals)
  • Rimbaud by Edmund White (Atlas & Company)

TRANSGENDER

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  • Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) by Thea Hillman (Manic D Press)
  • 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert & Rex Ray (Seven Stories Press)
  • Two Truths and a Lie by Scott Schofield (Homofactus Press)
  • Boy with Flowers by Ely Shipley (Barrow Street Press)
  • Transgender History by Susan Stryker (Seal Press)

LGBT CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT

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  • Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg (Dutton)
  • Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel by Christian Burch (Simon and Schuster)
  • How They Met & Other Stories by David Levithan (Knopf Children’s Books)
  • Mousetraps by Pat Schmatz (Carolrhoda Books)
  • What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon and Schuster)

LGBT DRAMA

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  • The Second Coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage (Outskirts Press)
  • Phi Alpha Gamma by Dan Bernitt (Sawyer House)
  • Radical Acts: Collected Political Plays by Martin Duberman (The New Press)
  • Two Truths and a Lie by Scott Schofield (Homofactus Press)
  • Vile Affections by Vanda (Original Works Publishing)

LGBT NONFICTION

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  • Loving The Difficult by Jane Rule (Hedgerow Press)
  • Me as Her Again by Nancy Agabian (Aunt Lute Books)
  • If I Could Write This in Fire by Michelle Cliff (Univ of Minnesota Press)
  • Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America 1861-2003 by William N. Eskridge Jr (Penguin Group)
  • Beyond (Straight & Gay) Marriage by Nancy Polikoff (Beacon Press)
  • Drifting Toward Love by Kai Wright (Beacon Press)

LGBT SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR

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  • Turnskin by Nicole Kimberling (Blind Eye Books)
  • The Archer’s Heart by Astrid Amara (Blind Eye Books)
  • The Magician and the Fool by Barth Anderson (Bantam Del Rey)
  • Wilde Stories 2008 by Steve Berman (Lethe Press)
  • Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories by Craig Gidney (Lethe Press)

LGBT STUDIES

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  • Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality by Regina Kunzel (The University of Chicago Press)
  • Tomboys: A Literary & Cultural History by Michelle Ann Abate (Temple University Press)
  • The Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington by Amin Ghaziani (The University of Chicago Press)
  • Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, & the Politics of Progressive Reform by Kevin P. Murphy (Columbia University Press)
  • Screening Sex by Linda Williams (Duke University Press)

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

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  • The Bruise by Magdalena Zurawski (Fiction Collective Two/University of Alabama Press)
  • Red Audrey & the Roping by Jill Malone (Bywater Books)
  • Passing for Black by Linda Villarosa (Kensington)
  • Closer to Fine by Meri Weiss (Kensington)
  • Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind by Chavisa Woods (Fly by Night Press)

LESBIAN EROTICA

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  • In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip by Radclyffe and Karin Kallmaker (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Lipstick on Her Collar by Sacchi Green and Rakelle Valencia (Pretty Things Press)
  • Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures by Lynne Jamneck (Lethe Press)

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION

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  • Tie: The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Tie: All the Pretty Girls by Chandra Mayor (Conundrum Press)
  • The Slow Fix by Ivan E. Coyote (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Map of Ireland by Stephanie Grant (Scribner)
  • Breaking Spirit Bridge by Ruth Perkinson (Spinsters Ink)

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

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  • Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir by Maureen Seaton (University of Wisconsin Press)
  • Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy by Susan Griffin (Shambhala Publications)
  • Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) by Thea Hillman (Manic D Press)
  • Sex Variant Woman by Joanne Passet (Da Capo)
  • Case of a Lifetime by Abbe Smith (Palgrave Macmillan)

LESBIAN MYSTERY

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  • Whacked by Josie Gordon (Bella Books)
  • Blind Faith by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Sweet Poison by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Losers Weepers by Jessica Thomas (Bella Books)
  • Calling the Dead by Ali Vali (Bold Strokes Books)

LESBIAN POETRY

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  • love belongs to those who do the feeling by Judy Grahn (Red Hen Press )
  • Interpretive Work by Elizabeth Bradfield (Arktoi/Red Hen Press)
  • Kissing Dead Girls by Daphne Gottlieb (Soft Skull Press)
  • Same Life by Maureen N. McLane, Farrar (Straus and Giroux)
  • Two Minutes of Light by Nancy K. Pearson (Perugia Press)

LESBIAN ROMANCE

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  • The Kiss That Counted by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)
  • Finding Home by Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes Books)
  • A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Hotel Liaison by JLee Meyer (Bold Strokes Books)
  • The Lonely Hearts Club by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)

GAY DEBUT FICTION

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  • Finlater by Shawn Stewart Ruff (Quote Editions)
  • Shuck by Daniel Allen Cox (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Light Fell by Evan Fallenberg (Soho Press)
  • The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie The Second by Drew Ferguson (Kensington)
  • The Steve Machine by Mike Hoolboom (Coach House Books)

GAY EROTICA

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  • Best Gay Erotica 2009 by Richard Labonte & James Lear (Cleis Press)
  • The Secret Tunnel by James Lear (Cleis Press)
  • Hard Working Men by William Maltese, Victor J. Banis, Jardonn Smith, & J.P. Bowie (MLR Press)

GAY GENERAL FICTION

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  • We Disappear by Scott Heim (Harper Perennial)
  • Stray Dog Winter by David Francis (Macadam/Cage Publishing)
  • The Torturer’s Wife by Thomas Glave (City Light Publishers)
  • The Conversion by Joseph Olshan (St. Martin’s Press)
  • The Boomerang Kid by Jay Quinn (Alyson)

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

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  • Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love by Sheila Rowbotham (Verso Books)
  • Bringing Him Home by Aaron Cooper (Late August Press)
  • Swish by Joel Derfner (Broadway Books)
  • Assisted Loving by Bob Morris (Harper)
  • King of Shadows by Aaron Shurin (City Lights Publishers)

GAY MYSTERY

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  • First You Fall by Scott Sherman (Alyson Books)
  • The Fisher Boy by Stephen Anable (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Sundowner Ubuntu by Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac Press)
  • Mahu Fire by Neil Plakcy (Alyson Books)
  • Spider Season by John Morgan Wilson (St. Martin’s Press)

GAY POETRY

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  • Tie: Fire to Fire by Mark Doty (Harper)
  • Tie: Now You’re the Enemy by James Allen Hall (Univ. of Arkansas Press)
  • Want by Rick Barot (Sarabande Press)
  • Please by Jericho Brown (New Issues)
  • My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer by Jack Spicer, edited by Peter Gizzi & Kevin Killian (Wesleyan University Press)

GAY ROMANCE

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  • Got ’til it’s Gone by Larry Duplechan (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Mexican Heat by Laura Baumbach & Josh Lanyon (MLR Press)
  • The Protector by N.L. Gassert (Seventh Window Publications)

1st Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on January 13, 2010 by in Past Winners & Finalists

AIDS

  • WINNER: Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
  • The Quilt by Cindy Ruskin, Matt Herron and Deborah Zemke (Pocket Books)
  • AIDS: The Women edited by Ines Rieder and Patricia Ruppelt (Cleis Press)
  • Ground Zero by Andrew Holleran (William Morrow)
  • Mortal Embrace: Living with AIDS by Emmanuel Dreuilhe (Hill & Wang)

EDITOR’S CHOICE

  • WINNER: Why Can’t Sharon Kowalski Come Home? by Karen Thompson And Julie Andrzejewski (Spinsters/Aunt Lute)

GAY MEN’S DEBUT FICTION

  • WINNER: The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst (Random House)
  • River Road by C.F. Borgman (New American Library)
  • Mountain Climbing In Sheridan Square by Stan Levanthal (Banned Books)
  • Blue Heaven by Joe Keenan (Viking)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of O. Wilde by Russell A. Brown (St. Martin’s Press)

GAY MEN’S FICTION

  • WINNER: The Beautiful Room Is Empty by Edmund White (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst (Random House)
  • Valley of the Shadow by Christopher Davis (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Second Son by Robert Ferro (Crown Publishing)
  • The Temple by Stephen Spender (Grove Press)

GAY MEN’S MYSTERY/SCIENCE FICTION

  • WINNER: Goldenboy by Michael Nava (Alyson Publications)
  • Death Takes the Stage by Donald Ward (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Unicorn Mountain by Michael Bishop (Willliam Morrow)
  • Obedience by Joseph Hansen (Mysterious Press)
  • Who’s Next by George Baxt (International Polygonics)

GAY MEN’S NONFICTION

  • WINNER: Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
  • Permanent Partners by Betty Berzon, Ph.D. (E.P. Dutton)
  • The Male Couple’s Guide to Living Together by Eric Marcus (Harper & Row)
  • Looking At Gay and Lesbian Life by Warren Blumenfeld and Diane Raymond (Philosophical Library)
  • Living the Spirit edited by Will Roscoe (St. Martin’s Press)

GAY MEN’S SMALL PRESS BOOK AWARD

  • WINNER-Tie: Goldenboy by Michael Nava (Alyson Publications)
  • WINNER-Tie: The Delight of Hearts by Ahmad al-Tifashi (Gay Sunshine Press)
  • Shadows of Love: American Gay Fiction edited by Charles Jurrist (Alyson Publications)
  • Gay Men & Women Who Enriched the World by Thomas Cowan (Mulvey Books)
  • Unnatural Quotations by Leigh W. Rutledge (Alyson Publications)

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

  • WINNER: Bird-Eyes by Madelyn Arnold (Seal Press)
  • Sunday’s Child by Joyce Bright (Naiad Press)
  • Mundane’s World by Judy Grahn (Crossing Press)
  • The Finer Grain by Denise Ohio (Naiad Press)
  • A Mistress Moderately Fair by Katherine Sturtevant (Alyson Publications)

LESBIAN FICTION

  • WINNER: Trash by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand Books)
  • After Delores by Sarah Schulman (E.P. Dutton)
  • The Secret in the Bird by Camarin Grae (Naiad Press)
  • The Prosperine Papers by Jan Clausen (Crossing Press)
  • Bingo by Rita Mae Brown (Bantam)

LESBIAN MYSTERY/SCIENCE FICTION

  • WINNER: Skiptrace by Antoinette Azolakov (Banned Books)
  • Lessons In Murder by Claire McNab (Naiad Press)
  • Mundane’s World by Judy Grahn (Crossing Press)
  • Heavy Gilt by Dolores Klaich (Naiad Press)
  • The Crystal Curtain by Sandy Bayer (Alyson Publications)

LESBIAN NONFICTION

  • WINNER: Lesbian Ethics: Toward New Value by Sarah Lucia Hoagland (Institute for Lesbian Studies)
  • The Amazon and the Page: Natalie Clifford Barney and Renee Vivien by Karla Jay (Indiana University Press)
  • Why Can’t Sharon Kowalski Come Home? by Karen Thompson & Julie Andzrejewski (Spinsters/Aunt Lute)
  • A Burst of Light by Audre Lorde (Firebrand Books)
  • Permanent Partners by Betty Berzon, Ph.D. (E.P. Dutton)

LESBIAN SMALL PRESS BOOK AWARD

  • WINNER: Trash by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand Books)
  • Before Stonewall by A. Weiss and G. Schiller (Naiad Press)
  • More Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand Books)
  • Macho Sluts by Pat Califia (Alyson Publications)
  • Why Can’t Sharon Kowalski Come Home? by Karen Thompson & Julie Andrzejewski (Spinsters/Aunt Lute)

POETRY

  • WINNER: Gay & Lesbian Poetry in our Time, edited by Carl Morse & Joan Larkin (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Sappho: Poems and Fragments translated by Josephine Balmer (Meadowland Books)
  • Love Alone: Eighteen Elegies for Rog by Paul Monette (St. Martin’s Press)
  • The Silence Now by May Sarton (W.W. Norton)
  • The Inner Room by James Merrill (Alfred A. Knopf)

PUBLISHER’S SERVICE AWARD

  • WINNER: Sasha Alyson, Alyson Publications

20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on April 30, 2007 by in Past Winners & Finalists

LGBT Anthology | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian Poetry | Gay Poetry | Lesbian Romance | Gay Romance | LGBT Poetry | LGBT Erotica


LGBT Anthology

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  • First Person Queer, edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Juicy Mother 2, Jennifer Camper (Manic D Press)
  • Vital Signs, Richard Canning (Carroll & Graf)
  • Men of Mystery: Homoerotic Tales of Intrigue and Suspense, Sean Meriwether & Greg Wharton, (Haworth)
  • Baby Remember My Name, Michelle Tea (Carroll & Graf)

BISEXUAL

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  • Split Screen, Brent Hartinger (Harper Collins Children’s Books)
  • Look Both Ways, Jennifer Baumgardner (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
  • Becoming Visible, Beth Firestein, Ed., (Columbia University Press)
  • The Tourists, Jeff Hobbs (Simon & Schuster)
  • Stray, Sheri Joseph (MacAdam/Cage)

TRANSGENDER

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  • Transparent, Cris Beam (Harcourt)
  • Male Bodies, Women’s Souls, LeeRay M. Costa, PhD, (Haworth)
  • The Marrow’s Telling, Eli Clare (Homofactus Press)
  • What Becomes You, Aaron Raz Link & Hilda Raz (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Nobody Passes, Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Seal Press)

LGBT CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT

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  • Hero, Perry Moore (Hyperion)
  • Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Peter Cameron (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Saints of Augustine, P.E. Ryan (HarperTeen)
  • Freak Show, James St. James (Dutton Children’s/Penguin)
  • Parrotfish, Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster)

LGBT DRAMA

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  • Return to the Caffe Cino, edited by Steve Susoyev and
    George Birimisa (Moving Finger Press)
  • Dose: Plays & Monologues, Dan Bernitt (Sawyer House)
  • Niagara Falls, Victor Bumbalo (Broadway Play Publishing)

LGBT NONFICTION

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  • Gay Artists in Modern American Culture, Michael S. Sherry (University of North Carolina Press)
  • Between Women, Sharon Marcus (Princeton University Press)
  • Pink Harvest, Toni Mirosevich (Mid-List Press)
  • Other Men’s Sons, Michael Rowe (Cormorant Books)
  • Imagining Transgender, David Valentine (Duke University Press)

LGBT SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR

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  • The Dust of Wonderland, Lee Thomas (Alyson Books)
  • Wicked Gentlemen, Ginn Hale (Blind Eye Books)
  • A Companion to Wolves, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (Tor Books)
  • Spaceman Blues: A Love Song, Brian Francis Slattery (Tor Books)
  • Ha’penny, Jo Walton (Tor Books)

LGBT STUDIES

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  • Between Women, Sharon Marcus (Princeton University Press)
  • Writing Desire, Bertram Cohler (University of Wisconsin Press)
  • The First Man-Made Man, Pagan Kennedy (Bloomsbury)
  • Caribbean Pleasure Industry, Mark Padilla (University of Chicago Press)
  • Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, & the Black American Intellectual, Robert Reid-Pharr (NYU Press)

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

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  • Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking, Aoibheann Sweeney (The Penguin Press)
  • Lockjaw, Holly Farris (Gival Press)
  • Dahlia Season, Myriam Gurba (Manic D Press)
  • Breathing Underwater, Lu Vickers (Alyson Books)
  • O Street, Corrina Wycoff (OV Books)

LESBIAN EROTICA

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LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION

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  • The IHOP Papers, Ali Liebegott (Carroll & Graf)
  • Biting the Apple, Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Carroll & Graf)
  • Greetings from Jamaica, Mari San Giovanni (Bywater Books)
  • The Child, Sarah Schulman (Carroll & Graf)
  • The Kind of Girl I Am, Julia Watts (Spinsters Ink)
  • The Mandrake Broom, Jess Wells (Firebrand Books)

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

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  • And Now We Are Going to Have a Party, Nicola Griffith (Payseur & Schmidt)
  • Comfort Food for Breakups, Marusya Bocurkiuw (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • An Army of Ex-Lovers, Amy Hoffman (University of Massachusetts Press)
  • Two Lives: Gertrude & Alice, Janet Malcolm (Yale University Press)
  • Waiting for the Call, Jacqueline Taylor (University of Michigan Press)

LESBIAN MYSTERY

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  • Wall of Silence, Gabrielle Goldsby (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Mortal Groove, Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Press)
  • In the Name of the Father, Gerri Hill (Bella Books)
  • Selective Memory, Jennifer L. Jordan (Spinsters Ink)
  • Laura’s War, Ursula Steck (Bella Books)

LESBIAN POETRY

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LESBIAN ROMANCE

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  • Out of Love, K. G. MacGregor (Bella Books)
  • Sheridan’s Fate, Gun Brooke (Bold Strokes Books)
  • The Road Home, Frankie J. Jones (Bella Books)
  • For Now, for Always, Marianne K. Martin (Bywater Books)
  • When Dreams Tremble, Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)

GAY DEBUT FICTION

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  • A Push and a Shove, Christopher Kelly (Alyson Books)
  • Tales from the Town of Widows, James Canon (Harpercollins)
  • That Was Then, Michael Quadland (Red Hen Press)
  • SoMa, Kemble Scott (Kensington)
  • Freak Show, James St. James (Dutton Children’s/Penguin)

GAY EROTICA

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GAY GENERAL FICTION

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  • Call Me By Your Name, Andre Aciman (Farrar Straus Giroux)
  • First Person Plural, Andrew W.M. Beierle (Kensington)
  • Dark Reflections, Samuel R. Delany (Carroll & Graf)
  • Fellow Travelers, Thomas Mallon (Pantheon)
  • The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue, Manuel Munoz (Algonquin)

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

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  • Mississippi Sissy, Kevin Sessums (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Forgiving Troy, Thom Bierdz (Hudson House)
  • Dog Years, Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein, Martin Duberman (Knopf)
  • The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory, Kenny Fries (Perseus Books)
  • What Becomes You, Aaron Raz Link & Hilda Raz (University of Nebraska Press)

GAY MYSTERY

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  • Murder in the Rue Chartres, Greg Herren (Alyson Books)
  • Double Abduction, Chris Beakey (J. Boylston/ ibooks, Inc.)
  • Stain of the Berry, Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac Press)
  • Pierce, Roberto Ferrari (Haworth)
  • Mahu Surfer, Neil Plakcy (Alyson Books)
  • Drag Queen in the Court of Death, Caro Soles (Haworth)

GAY POETRY

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GAY ROMANCE

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  • Changing Tides, Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington)
  • A Secret Edge, Robin Reardon (Kensington)
  • Right Side of the Wrong Bed, Frederick Smith (Kensington)
  • Broadway Nights, Seth Rudetsky (Alyson Books)
  • A Few Hints and Clews, Robert Taylor (Haworth)

ARTS & CULTURE

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  • The View From Here, Matthew Hays (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Media Queered, Kevin Barnhurst (Peter Lang Publishing)
  • Art That Dares, Kittredge Cherry (AndroGyne Press)
  • Feeling Backward, Heather Love (Harvard University Press)
  • Other Men’s Sons, Michael Rowe (Cormorant Books)

LGBT EROTICA

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  • Homosex: 60 Years of Gay Erotica, Simon Sheppard (Running Press)
  • The Golden Age of Lesbian Erotica, Victoria Brownworth & Judith M. Redding (Magic Carpet Books)
  • Red Light, J. D. Glass (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Ardennian Boy, William Maltese & Wayne Gunn (MLR Press)
  • The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica, Lawrence Schimel (Carrol & Graf)
  • Every Dark Desire, Fiona Zedde (Kensington)

SPIRITUALITY

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  • The After-Death Room by Michael McColly (Soft Skull Press)
  • Sex & the Sacred by Daniel Helminiak (Harrington Park Press)
  • Spirited edited by Lisa Moore & G. Winston James (Redbone Press)
  • The Singing of Swans by Mary Saracino (Pearlsong Press )
  • Mobius Trip by Giti Thadani (Spinifex Press)

LGBT POETRY

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  • Blackbird and Wolf, Henri Cole (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering, Dawn Lundy Martin (University of Georgia Press)
  • Otherwise Obedient, Carol Potter (Red Hen Press)
  • Fata Morgana, Reginald Shepherd (University of Pittsburgh)
  • The Second Person, C. Dale Young (Four Way Books)
  • Human Resources, Rachel Zolf (Coach House Books)

19th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on April 30, 2006 by in Past Winners & Finalists

LGBT Anthology | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian Poetry | Gay Poetry | Lesbian Romance | Gay Romance


LGBT Anthology

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  • Love, Bourbon Street, edited by Greg Herren & Paul J. Willis (Alyson)
  • Confessions of the Other Mother, edited by Harlyn Aizley (Beacon)
  • From Boys to Men, edited by Ted Gideonse & Rob Williams (Carroll & Graf)
  • Charmed Lives, edited by Toby Johnson & Steve Berman (White Crane Books)
  • No Margins: Writing Canadian Fiction in Lesbian, edited by Catherine Lake & Nairne Holtz (Insomniac)

BISEXUAL

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  • The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe, Michael Szymanski & Nicole Kristal (Alyson)
  • Eros by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio (Harrington Park Press)
  • Affirmative Psychotherapy with Bisexual Women & Bisexual Men by Ronald C. Fox (Harrington Park Press)
  • Three Sides to Every Story by Clarence Nero (Harlem Moon/Broadway)
  • Bi Guys, edited by Ron Jackson Suresha (Harrington Park Press)
  • Bi Men, edited by Ron Jackson Suresha & Pete Chvany (Harrington Park Press)

TRANSGENDER

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  • The Transgender Studies Reader edited by Susan Stryker & Stephen Whittle (Routledge)
  • Transgender Rights edited by Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Drag King Dreams by Leslie Feinberg (Carroll & Graf)
  • Supervillainz by Alicia E. Goranson (Suspect Thoughts)
  • The Testosterone Files by Max Wolf Valerio (Seal Press)

LGBT CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT

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  • The Full Spectrum, edited by David Levithan & Billy Merrell (Random House Childrens Books)
  • Between Mom & Jo by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown)
  • The Manny Files by Christian Burch (Simon & Schuster)
  • Tale of Two Summers by Brian Sloan (Simon & Schuster)
  • Erik & Isabelle’s Junior Year at Foresthill High by Kim Wallace (Foglight Press)

LGBT DRAMA

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  • 1001 Beds by Tim Miller (University of Wisconsin)
  • Questa by Victor Bumbalo (Broadway Publishing Inc.)
  • Confessions of a Mormon Boy by Steven Fales (Alyson)

LGBT NONFICTION

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  • GAY L.A. by Lillian Faderman & Stuart Timmons (Basic Books)
  • Different Daughters by Marcia Gallo (Carroll & Graf)
  • Hello, Cruel World by Kate Bornstein (Seven Stories)
  • Behind the Mask of the Mattachine by James T. Sears (Harrington Park Press)
  • Unspeakable Love by Brian Whitaker (University of California)

LGBT SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR

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  • Izzy and Eve by Neal Drinnan (Green Candy Press)
  • Carnival by Elizabeth Bear (Bantam Spectra)
  • Mordred, Bastard Son by Douglas Clegg (Alyson)
  • A Strong and Sudden Thaw by R.W. Day (Iris Print)
  • Spin Control by Chris Moriarty (Bantam Spectra)

LGBT STUDIES

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  • Their Own Receive Them Not by Horace Griffin (Pilgrim Press)
  • Every Inch A Man: Phallic Possession, etc. by Carellin Brooks (UBC Press)
  • Gay Power: An American Revolution by David Eisenbach (Carroll & Graf)
  • Crip Theory by Robert McRuer (NYU Press)
  • Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame by Kathryn Stockton (Duke University Press)

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

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  • The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery (Riverhead)
  • Black Marks by Kirsten Dinnall Hoyte (Akashic)
  • Erzulie’s Skirt by Ana-Maurine Lara (Redbone Press)
  • Slipstream by Leslie Larson (Crown)
  • Origami Striptease by Peggy Munson (Suspect Thoughts)

LESBIAN EROTICA

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  • Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown (Q-Boro Books)
  • Glamour Girls edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Harrington Park Press)
  • 18th & Castro by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)
  • Master Han’s Daughter by Midori (Circlet Press)
  • Best Lesbian Erotica 2007 edited by Tristan Taormino & Emma Donoghue (Cleis Press)

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION

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  • The Night Watch by Sarah Waters (Riverhead Books)
  • Punk Like Me by JD Glass (Bold Strokes)
  • Slipstream by Leslie Larson (Crown)
  • Outrageous by Sheila Ortiz Taylor (Spinsters Ink)
  • Rose of No Man’s Land by Michelle Tea (Macadam Cage)

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

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  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Intimate Politics by Bettina Aptheker (Seal Press)
  • Queen of the Oddballs by Hilary Carlip (Harper Paperbacks)
  • Hit by a Farm by Catherine Friend (Marlowe & Co.)
  • Incognito Street by Barbara Sjoholm (Seal Press)

LESBIAN MYSTERY

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  • The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King (Bantam)
  • Sleep of Reason by Rose Beecham, Rose (Bold Strokes)
  • Night Vision by Ellen Hart (St. Martins)
  • Idaho Code by Joan Opyr (Bywater Books)
  • The Weekend Visitor by Jessica Thomas (Bella Books)

LESBIAN POETRY

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  • Lemon Hound by Sina Queyras (Coach House Books)
  • Domain of Perfect Affection by Robin Becker (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Days of Good Looks by Cheryl Clarke (Carroll & Graf)
  • The Truant Lover by Juliet Patterson (Nightboat Books)
  • Touch to Affliction by Nathalie Stephens (Coach House Books)

LESBIAN ROMANCE

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  • Fresh Tracks by Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes)
  • Wild Abandon by Ronica Black (Bold Strokes)
  • Finders Keepers by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)
  • Chance by Grace Lennox (Bold Strokes)
  • Turn Back Time by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)

GAY DEBUT FICTION

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  • Suspension by Robert Westfield (Harper Perennial)
  • A Scarecrow’s Bible by Martin Hyatt (Suspect Thoughts)
  • The Zookeeper by Alex MacLennan (Alyson)
  • Send Me by Patrick Ryan (Dial Press)
  • 5 Minutes & 42 Seconds by Timothy Williams (Amistad)

GAY EROTICA

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  • A History of Barbed Wire by Jeff Mann (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Best Gay Erotica 2007 edited by Richard Labonte & Timothy J. Lambert (Cleis Press)
  • Hot On His Trail by Zavo (Alyson)

GAY GENERAL FICTION

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  • Suspension by Robert Westfield (Harper Perennial)
  • Every Visible Thing by Lisa Carey (William Morrow)
  • Izzy and Eve by Neal Drinnan (Green Candy Press)
  • Alternatives to Sex by Stephen McCauley (Simon & Schuster)
  • Now Is the Hour by Tom Spanbauer (Houghton Mifflin)

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

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  • The Bill From My Father by Bernard Cooper (Simon & Schuster)
  • Untold Stories by Alan Bennett (FSG)
  • Tweaked by Patrick Moore (Kensington)
  • History of Swimming by Kim Powers (Carroll & Graf)
  • My Father’s Keeper by Jonathan Silin (Beacon)

GAY MYSTERY

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  • The Lucky Elephant Restaurant by Garry Ryan (NeWest Press)
  • Mardi Gras Mambo by Greg Herren (Kensington)
  • The Hell You Say by Josh Lanyon (I-Universe)
  • The Back Passage by James Lear (Cleis Press)
  • Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues by Randall Peffer (Bleak House Books)

GAY POETRY

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  • A History of My Tattoo by Jim Elledge (Stonewall)
  • Gutted by Justin Chin (Manic D Press)
  • The Album That Changed My Life by Jeffrey Conway (Cold Calm Press)
  • Other Fugitives & Other Strangers by Rigoberto Gonzalez (Tupelo Press)
  • When the Eye Forms by Dwaine Rieves (Tupelo Press)

GAY ROMANCE

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  • When the Stars Come Out by Rob Byrnes (Kensington)
  • Someone Like You by Timothy James Beck (Kensington)
  • Two Boys in Love by Lawrence Schimel (Seventh Window)
  • Surf ‘N Turf by Scott & Scott (Romentics)
  • Going Down in La-La Land by Andy Zeffer (Harrington Park Press)

ARTS & CULTURE

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  • GAY L.A. by Lillian Faderman & Stuart Timmons (Basic Books)
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Cinemachismo by Sergio de la Mora (University of Texas Press)
  • Sex Objects by Jennifer Doyle (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Blood Beats: Vol 1 by Ernest Hardy (Redbone Press)

HUMOR

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  • My Lucky Star by Joe Keenan (Little, Brown)
  • Queen of the Oddballs by Hilary Carlip (Harper Paperbacks)
  • Roy & Al by Ralf Konig (Arsenal Pulp Press)

SPIRITUALITY

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  • The After-Death Room by Michael McColly (Soft Skull Press)
  • Sex & the Sacred by Daniel Helminiak (Harrington Park Press)
  • Spirited edited by Lisa Moore & G. Winston James (Redbone Press)
  • The Singing of Swans by Mary Saracino (Pearlsong Press )
  • Mobius Trip by Giti Thadani (Spinifex Press)

17th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 9, 2005 by in Past Winners & Finalists

ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION

  • Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction edited by Donald Weise (Carroll & Graf)
  • Best Lesbian Love Stories 2004 edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
  • Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person edited by Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea (Alyson)
  • Serendipity: The Gay Times Book of New Stories edited by Peter Burton (GMP/Millivres)
  • The Milk of Human Kindness edited by Lori L. Lake (Regal Crest)

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION

  • I Do/I Don’t: Queers on Marriage edited by Greg Wharton and Ian Philips (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative edited by Mary Burger, Robert Gluck, Camille Roy, and Gail Scott (Coach House)
  • Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
  • That’s Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation edited by Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Soft Skull)
  • Wonderlands edited by Raphael Kadushin (University of Wisconsin)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

  • Name All the Animals by Alison Smith (Scribner)
  • Blue Days, Black Nights by Ron Nyswaner (Advocate)
  • Long Life by Mary Oliver (Da Capo)
  • Rent Girl by Michelle Tea (Last Gasp)
  • The Tomcat Chronicles by Jack Nichols (Harrington Park)

BIOGRAPHY

  • Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux (W.W. Norton)
  • Alice Walker: A Life by Evelyn C. White (W.W. Norton)
  • Both: A Portrait in Two Parts by Douglas Crase (Pantheon)
  • Jerome Robbins by Deborah Jowitt (Simon & Schuster)
  • Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology by John F. Galliher, Wayne H. Brekhus, and David P. Keys (University of Wisconsin)

CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT

  • So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Luna by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Orphea Proud by Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Delacorte)
  • Rosemary and Juliet by Judy MacLean (Alice Street Editions)
  • The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

DRAMA

  • I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright (Faber and Faber)
  • Fabulous! by Donald Reuter (Broadway)
  • How to Make Dances in an Epidemic by David Gere (University of Wisconsin)
  • love conjure/blues by Sharon Bridgeforth (RedBone)
  • The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance and Musical Theater edited by Claude J. Summers (Cleis)

EROTICA

  • Best Gay Erotica 2005 edited by Richard Labonte (Cleis)
  • All the Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
  • Best Lesbian Erotica 2005 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Once Upon a Dyke by Karin Kallmaker, Therese Syzmanski, Julia Watts, and Barbara Johnson (Bella)
  • Up All Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sex by Rachel Kramer Bussel and Stacy M. Bias (Alyson)

GAY MEN’S DEBUT FICTION

  • Clay’s Way by Blair Mastbaum (Alyson)
  • A Son Called Gabriel by Damian McNicholl (CDS)
  • Half-Life by Aaron Krach (Alyson)
  • How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater by Mar Acito (Broadway)
  • World Famous Love Acts by Brian Leung (Sarabande)

GAY MEN’S FICTION

  • The Master by Colm Toibin (Scribner)
  • Collage by Ted Wojtasik (Livingston)
  • The Disinherited by Han Ong (FS&G)
  • The Haunted Hillbilly by Derek McCormack (Soft Skull)
  • The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (Bloomsbury)

GAY MEN’S POETRY

  • Written in Water by Luis Cernuda (City Lights)
  • Cocktails by D.A. Powell (Graywolf)
  • nothin’ ugly fly by Marvin K. White (RedBone)
  • The Rest of Love by Carl Phillips (FS&G)
  • Voluntary Servitude by Mark Wunderlich (Graywolf)

GAY MEN’S MYSTERY

  • Flight of Aquavit by Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac)
  • Jackson Square Jazz by Greg Herren (Kensington)
  • Moth and Flame by John Morgan Wilson (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Someone You Know by Gary Zebrun (Alyson)
  • The Role Players by Dorien Grey (GLB)

HUMOR

  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (Little, Brown)
  • Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck (Warner)
  • Kyle’s Bed & Breakfast by Greg Fox (Kenisington)
  • Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs (St. Martin’s)
  • Alexander the Fabulous by Michael Alvear and Vicky A. Shecter (Advocate)

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

  • Crybaby Butch by Judith Frank (Firebrand)
  • Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion (Alyson)
  • Dish It Up, Baby! by Kristie Helms (Firebrand)
  • Fire & Brimstone by Laurinda D. Brown (Strebor)
  • Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey by Bridget Bufford (Alice Street)

LESBIAN FICTION

  • A Seahorse Year by Stacey D’Erasmo (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Abundant Light by Valerie Miner (Michigan State University)
  • Life Mask by Emma Donoghue (Harcourt)
  • Skels by Maggie Dubris (Soft Skull)
  • Venus of Chalk by Susan Stinson (Firebrand)

LESBIAN POETRY

  • Sweet to Burn by Beverly Burch (Gival)
  • Antidotes for an Alibi by Amy King (BlazeVox)
  • Femme’s Dictionary by Carol Guess (Calyx)
  • The School Among the Ruins by Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton)
  • Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver (Beacon)

LESBIAN MYSTERY

  • Hancock Park by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • An Intimate Ghost by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Commitment to Die by Jennifer Jordan (Bean Pole)
  • Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion (Alyson)
  • The Wombat Strategy by Claire McNab (Alyson)

LGBT STUDIES

  • For the Love of Women: Gender, Identity and Same-Sex Relations in a Greek Provincial Town by Elisabeth Kirtsoglou (Routledge)
  • All-Night Party by Andrea Barnet (Algonquin)
  • A Passion to Preserve by Will Fellows (University of Wisconsin)
  • Families Like Mine by Abigail Garner (HarperCollins)
  • Why Marriage Matters by Evan Wolfson (Simon & Schuster)

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS

  • At Ease: Navy Men of World War II by Evan Bachner (Harry Abrams)
  • Lust Unearthed by Thomas Waugh (Arsenal Pulp)
  • The Queer Movie Poster Book by Jenni Olson (Chronicle)
  • Rent Girl by Michelle Tea, illustrated by Laurenn McCubbin (Last Gasp)
  • The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts edited by Claude J. Summers (Cleis)

ROMANCE

  • Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger (HarperCollins)
  • All the Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
  • Confessions of a Casanova by Chris Kenry (Kensington)
  • Gulf Breeze by Gerri Hill (Bella)
  • Under the Witness Tree by Marianne Martin (Bywater)

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY

  • Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love by Will Roscoe (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions by Randy Conner and David Hatfield Sparks (Harrington Park)
  • Same-Sex Marriage: A Christian Ethical Analysis by Marvin M. Ellison (Pilgrim)
  • Sanctity and Male Desire by Donald L. Boisvert (Pilgrim)
  • Wrestling with God & Men by Rabbi Steven Greenberg (University of Wisconsin)

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR

  • The Ordinary by Jim Grimsley (Tor)
  • Firelands by Michael Jensen (Alyson)
  • Shadows of the Night: Queer Tales of the Uncanny and Unusual edited by Greg Herren (Southern Tier)
  • The Wizard of Isis by Jean Stewart (Bella)
  • With Her Body by Nicola Griffith (Aqueduct)

TRANSGENDER/GENDERQUEER

  • The Gender Frontier by Mariette Pathy Allen (Kehrer Verlag)
  • Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green (Vanderbilt University)
  • From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond edited by Morty Diamond (Manic D)
  • Luna by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • My Husband Betty: Love, Sex and Life with a Crossdresser by Helen Boyd (Thunder’s Mouth)

INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD

  • Suspect Thoughts Press
  • Bella Books

18th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on April 9, 2005 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies

  • Freedom in this Village: 25 Years of Black, Gay Men’s Writing edited by E. Lynn Harris (Carroll & Graf)
  • Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, & Sluts edited by Anna Camilleri (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Lesbian Pulp Fiction edited by Katherine Forrest (Cleis)
  • Everything I Have is Blue: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men edited by Wendell Ricketts (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Bullets and Butterflies: Queer Spoken Word Poetry edited by Emanuel Xavier (Suspect Thoughts)

Belles Lettres

  • The Tricky Part by Martin Moran (Beacon)
  • Quicksands: A Memoir by Sybille Bedford (Counterpoint)
  • Tab Hunter Confidential by Tab Hunter, with Eddie Muller (Algonquin)
  • My One Night Stand with Cancer by Tania Katan (Alyson)
  • When I Knew edited by Robert Trachtenberg, illustrated by Tom Bachtell (Regan)

Biography

  • February House by Sherrill Tippins (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Fabulous Sylvester by Joshua Gamson (Henry Holt)
  • Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted: The Life of Brion Gysin by John Geiger (The Disinformation Company)
  • Beyond Recall by Mary Meigs and Lise Weil (Talonbooks)
  • Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho, & Art by Diana Souhami (St. Martin’s)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai (Tundra)
  • Antonio’s Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto Gonzalez (Children’s Book)
  • Totally Joe by James Howe (Simon & Schuster)
  • And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson (Simon & Schuster)
  • Rainbow Road by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)

Erotica

  • Stolen Moments: Erotic Interludes 2 edited by Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)
  • Best Gay Erotica 2006 edited by Matt Bernstein Sycamore and Richard Labonte (Cleis)
  • Best Lesbian Erotica 2006 edited by Eileen Myles and Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Rode Hard But Away Wet: Lesbian Cowboy Erotica edited by Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Close Contact by Sean Wolfe (Kensington)

Gay Men’s Debut Fiction

  • You Are Not the One by Vestal McIntyre (Carroll & Graf)
  • Setting the Lawn on Fire by Mack Friedman (Wisconsin)
  • Mother of Sorrows by Richard McCann (Pantheon)
  • The First Verse by Barry McCrea (Carroll & Graf)
  • Bilal’s Bread by Sulyman X (Alyson)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • The Sluts by Dennis Cooper (Carroll & Graf)
  • German Officer’s Boy by Harlan Greene (Wisconsin)
  • Faith for Beginners by Aaron Hamburger (Random House)
  • What We Do is Secret by Kief Hillsbery (Villard)
  • Acqua Calda by Keith McDermott (Carroll & Graf)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • One of These Things is Not Like the Other by D. Travers Scott (Suspect Thoughts)
  • The Actor’s Guide to Greed by Rick Copp (Kensington)
  • The Paper Mirror by Dorien Grey (GLB)
  • White Tiger by Michael Allen Dymmoch (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Cajun Snuff by W. Randy Haynes (Publish America)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Crush by Richard Siken (Yale)
  • School of the Arts by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • For Dust Thou Art by Timothy Lui (Southern Illinois)
  • Sugar by Martin Pousson (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Blue on Blue Ground by Aaron Smith (Pittsburgh)

Humor

  • Don’t Get too Comfortable by David Rakoff (Doubleday)
  • Invasion of Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Alyson)
  • Juicy Mother by Jennifer Camper (Soft Skull)
  • What the L ? by Kate Clinton (Carroll & Graf)
  • Revenge of the Paste Eaters by Cheryl Peck (5 Spot, Warner)

Lesbian Debut Fiction

  • The Beautifully Worthless by Ali Leibegott (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Crashing America by Katia Noyes (Alyson)
  • Manstealing for Fat Girls by Michelle Embree (Soft Skull)
  • In Too Deep by Ronica Black (Bold Strokes)
  • Bliss by Fiona Zedde (Kensington)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Babyji by Abha Dawesar (Anchor)
  • Wild Dogs by Helen Humphrys (W. W. Norton)
  • With or Without You by Lauren Sanders (Akashic)
  • Five Books of Moses Lapinsky by Karen Tulchinsky (Raincoast)
  • Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson (Harcourt)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders by Alicia Gaspar De Alba (Arte Publico)
  • Women of Mystery edited by Katherine Forrest (Haworth)
  • The Iron Girl by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Darkness Descending by Penny Mickelbury (Kings Crossing)
  • Justice Served by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)

Lesbian Poetry

  • Directed by Desire: Collected Poems by June Jordan (Copper Canyon)
  • Where the Apple Falls by Samiya Bashir (RedBone)
  • Life Mask by Jackie Kay (Bloodaxe)
  • New and Selected Poems, Volume II by Mary Oliver (Beacon)
  • Eye of Water by Amber Flora Thomas (Pittsburgh)

LGBT Studies

  • When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David by Susan Ackerman (Columbia)
  • Zest for Life: Lesbians’ Experience of Menopause by Jennifer Kelly (Spinifex)
  • Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch by Dwight A. McBride (NYU)
  • Lesbian Communities Festivals, Rvs And the Internet edited by Esther D. Rothblum and Penny Sablove (Harrington Park)
  • Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West by Ruth Vanita (Palgrave Macmillan)

Nonfiction

  • Words to Our Now by Thomas Glave (Minnesota)
  • Gore Vidal’s America by Dennis Altman (Polity)
  • Beyond the Down Low by Keith Boykin (Carroll & Graf)
  • Raising Boys without Men by Peggy Drexler (Rodale)
  • Women Together/Women Apart by Tirza True Latimer (Rutgers)

Romance

  • Distant Shores, Silent Thunder by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)
  • Artist’s Dream by Gerri Hill (Bella)
  • Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
  • The Price of Temptation by M. J. Pearson (Seventh Window)
  • Walt Loves the Bearcat by Randy Boyd (West Beach)

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror

  • Daughters of an Emerald Dusk by Katherine V. Forrest (Alyson)
  • Fledgling by Octavia Butler (Seven Stories)
  • Shapers of Darkness by David B. Coe (Tor)
  • Temple Landfall by Jane Fletcher (Bold Strokes)
  • No Sister of Mine by Jeanne G’Fellers (Bella)

Spirituality

  • Qu(e)erying Evangelism by Cheri DiNovo (Pilgrim)
  • The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades by Munya Andrews (Spinifex)
  • The Path of the Green Man by Michael Thomas Ford (Citadel)
  • I Am This One Walking Beside Me by Daniel Gebhardt (Pilgrim)
  • Fumbling Toward Divinity by Craig Hickman (Annabessacook Farm)

Transgender/GenderQueer

  • Choir Boy by Charlie Anders (Soft Skull)
  • In a Queer Time and Place by Judith Halberstam (NYU)
  • Deliver Me from Nowhere by Tennessee Jones (Soft Skull)
  • Just Add Hormones by Matt Kailey (Beacon)
  • The Riddle of Gender by Deborah Rudacille (Pantheon)

16th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 9, 2004 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • Pulp Friction edited by Michael Bronski (St. Martin’s)
  • All I Want for Christmas by Jon Jeffrey, Chris, Kenry, William J. Mann, and Ben Tyler (Kenisington)
  • Best Lesbian Love Stories 2003 edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
  • M2M edited by Karl Woelz (AttaGirl)
  • Telling Moments edited by Lydia Hall (University of Wisconsin)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

  • Queer Crips edited by Bob Guter and John R. Killacky (Harrington Park)
  • Boyfriends from Hell edited by Kevin Bentley (Green Candy)
  • Mortal Secrets edited by Robert Klitzman and Ronald Bayer (Johns Hopkins University)
  • The Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name edited by Greg Wharton (Boheme)
  • Pinned Down by Pronouns edited by Toni Amato and Mary Davies (Conviction)

Autobiography/Memoir

  • Naked in the Promised Land by Lillian Faderman (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Cleopatra’s Wedding Present by Robert Tewdwr Moss (University of Wisconsin)
  • Going the Other Way by Billy Bean (Marlowe & Company)
  • Highsmith: A Romance by Marijane Meaker (Cleis)
  • She’s Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan (Broadway)

Biography

  • Beautiful Shadow: A Life by Andrew Wilson (Bloomsbury)
  • Intertwined Lives by Lois W. Banner (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Lost Prophet by John D’Emilio (Free)
  • Original Youth by Keith Fleming (Green Candy)
  • That Furious Lesbian by Robert A. Schanke (Southern Illinois University)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Geography Club by Brent Hartinger (HarperTempest)
  • Gravel Queen by Tea Benduhn (Simon & Schuster)
  • Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown & Company)
  • Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)

Drama

  • Prok by Brian Drader (Scirocco Drama)
  • Forbidden Acts by Ben Hodges (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
  • Motifs & Repetitions & Other Plays by C.E. Gatchalian (The Writers’ Collective)
  • The Band Plays by Mart Crowley (Alyson)
  • Women in Turmoil: Six Plays edited by Robert Schanke (Southern Illinois University)

Erotica

  • Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Best Gay Erotica 2004 edited by Richard Labonte (Cleis)
  • Hot and Bothered 4 edited by Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Masters of Midnight by Michael Thomas Ford, William J. Mann, Sean Wolfe, and Jeff Mann (Kensington)
  • Quickies 3 edited by James Johnstone (Arsenal Pulp)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • Lives of the Circus Animals by Christopher Bram (William Morrow)
  • Beijing by Philip Gambone (University of Wisconsin)
  • The Book of Salt by Monique Truong (Houghton Mifflin)
  • War Against the Animals by Paul Russell (St. Martin’s)
  • Where the Boys Are by William J. Mann (Kensington)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • Blind Eye by John Morgan Wilson (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Bourbon Street Blues by Greg Herren (Kensington)
  • Dead Egotistical Morons by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • It Takes Two by Elliott Mackle (Alyson)
  • Wearing Black to the White Party by David Stukas (Kenisington)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Sky Lounge by Mark Bibbins (Graywolf)
  • Middle Earth by Henri Cole (FS&G)
  • Otherhood: Poems by Reginald Shepherd (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Saying the World by Peter Pereira (Copper Canyon)
  • The Healing Art by Rafael Campo (W.W. Norton)

Humor

  • Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life-Forms to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Alyson)
  • Chelsea Boys by Glen Hanson and Allan Neuwirth (Alyson)
  • Men are Pigs, But We Love Bacon by Michael Alvear (Kensington)
  • My Big Fat Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
  • That’s Why They’re in Cages, People! by Joel Perry (Alyson)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Southland by Nina Revoyr (Akashic)
  • And Then They Were Nuns by Susan J. Leonardi (Firebrand)
  • The Way the Crow Flies by Anne-Marie MacDonald (HarperCollins)
  • This Wild Silence by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Alyson)
  • What Night Brings by Carla Trujillo (Curbstone)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Damn Straight by Elizabeth Sims (Alyson)
  • Cry Havoc by Baxter Clare (Bella)
  • Epitaph for an Angel by Laruen Maddison (Alyson)
  • Owl of the Desert by Ida Swearingen (New Victoria)
  • The Woman Who Found Grace by Bett Reece Johnson (Cleis)

Lesbian Poetry

  • The Dirt She Ate by Minnie Bruce Pratt (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Embers by Terry Wolverton (Red Hen)
  • Final Girl by Daphne Gottlieb (Soft Skull)
  • Swirl by Susan McCabe (Red Hen)
  • The Beautiful by Michelle Tea (Manic D)

LGBT Studies

  • Time on Two Crosses edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise (Cleis)
  • Anything But Straight by Wayne Besen (Harrington Park)
  • Love in the Time of HIV by Michael Mancilla and Lisa Troshinsky (Guilford)
  • Queer Street by James McCourt (W.W. Norton)
  • Strapped for Cash by Mack Friedman (Alyson)

Photography/Visual arts

  • Women Seeing Women edited by Lonthar Schirmer (W.W. Norton)
  • A Face in the Crowd edited by John Peterson and Martin Bedogne (Prospect)
  • Familiar Men by Laurie Toby Edison (Shifting Focus)
  • Focus on Living by Roslyn Banish (University of Massachusetts)
  • Vacation in Ibiza by Lawrence Schimel and Sebas (Eurotica/NBM)

Romance

  • Tie: Last Summer by Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington)
  • Tie: Maybe Next Time by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
  • Best Lesbian Love Stories 2003 edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
  • Daytime Drama by Dave Benbow (Kensington)
  • They Say She Tastes Like Honey by Michelle Sawyer (Alyson)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Necrologue edited by Helen Sandler (Diva)
  • Elf Child by David M. Pierce (Southern Tier)
  • The Red Line of Yarmald by Diana Rivers (Bella)
  • The Substance of God by Perry Brass (Belhue)
  • Vampire Thrall by Michael Schiefelbein (Alyson)

Spirituality

  • Keeping Faith by Fenton Johnson (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Anything But Straight by Wayne Besen (Harrington Park)
  • Gay Perspective by Toby Johnson (Alyson)
  • Gay Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak (Red Wheel/Weiser)
  • The Man Jesus Loved by Theodore W. Jennings (Pilgrim)

Transgender/Genderqueer

  • She’s Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan (Broadway)
  • The Drag King Anthology edited by Donna Troka, Kathleen Lebesco, and Jean Noble (Harrington Park)
  • Trans-gendered by Justin Tanis (Pilgrim)
  • Transgender Journeys by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott and Vanessa Sheridan (Pilgrim)

15th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 9, 2003 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • Black Like Us edited by Devon Carbado, Dwight McBride and Done Weise (Cleis)
  • Bend Sinister – The Gay Times Book of Disturbing Stories edited by Peter Burton (GMP)
  • Queer Fear II edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Rebel Yell 2 edited by Jay Quinn (Southern Tier/Harrington Park)
  • Summer Share by Chris Kenry, William J. Mann, Andy Schell and Ben Tyler (Kensington)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

  • The Man I Might Become edited by Bruce Shenitz (Marlowe & Company)
  • Found Tribe edited by Lawrence Schimel (Sherman Asher)
  • From ACT UP to the WTO edited by Benjamin Shepard and Ronald Hayduk (Verso)
  • GenderQueer edited by Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins and Claire Howell (Alyson)
  • This Bridge We Call Home edited by Analouise Keating and Gloria Anzaldua (Routledge)

Autobiography

  • Surviving Madness by Betty Berzon (University of Wisconsin)
  • Famous Builder by Paul Lisicky (Graywolf)
  • Insurgent Muse by Terry Wolverton (City Lights)
  • The Chelsea Whistle by Michelle Tea (Seal)
  • Wild Animals I Have Known by Kevin Bentley (Green Candy)

Biography

  • Ridiculous! by David Kaufman (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
  • Gay Revel of the Harlem Renaissance edited by Thomas Wirth (Duke University)
  • Glenway Wescott Personally by Jerry Rosco (University of Wisconsin)
  • Rare and Commonplace Flowers by Carmen L. Oliveira (Rutgers University)
  • Wild Heart by Suzanne Rodriguez (Ecco)

Bridge Builder Award

  • Betty DeGeneres, author of Love, Ellen and Just a Mom

Children’s/Young Adult

  • Letters in the Attic by Bonnie Shimko (Academy Chicago Press)
  • Felicia’s Favorite Story by Leslea Newman (Two Lives Publishing)
  • King & King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland (Tricycle)
  • Lovers’ Legends: The Gay Greek Myths by Andrew Calimach (Haiduk)
  • The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein (Simon & Schuster)

Editor’s Choice

  • The World Turned by John D’Emilio (Duke University)

Erotica

  • Best Lesbian Erotica 2003 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Bedroom Eyes edited by Leslea Newman (Alyson)
  • Best Gay Erotica 2003 edited by Richard Labonte (Cleis)
  • Cocksure by Bob Vickery (Alyson)
  • The Sperm Engine by Stephen Greco (Green Candy)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill (Scribner)
  • Avoidance by Michael Lowenthal (Graywolf)
  • Boulevard by Jim Grimsley (Alogonquin)
  • Letters to Montgomery Clift by Noel Alumit (MacAdam/Cage)
  • The Martian Child by David Gerrold (Forge)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice (Miramax)
  • Hot Spot by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
  • Murder in the Rue Dauphine by Greg Herren (Alyson)
  • The Hired Man by Dorien Grey (GLB)
  • The Lodger by Drew Gummerson (GMP)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Hazmat by J.D. McClatchy (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • The Christmas Poems by Krandall Kraus (AttaGirl)
  • Landscape with Human Figure by Rafael Campo (Duke University)
  • Ten Tongues by Reginald Harris (Three Conditions)
  • Theory of Devolution by David Groff (University of Illinois)

Humor

  • Skipping Toward Gomorrah by Dan Savage (Dutton)
  • Gaydar by Donald F. Reuter (Crown)
  • Is It a Date or Just Coffee? by Mo Brownsey (Alyson)
  • Screening Party by Dennis Hensley (Alyson)
  • The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan (Kenisngton)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
  • Lucky in the Corner by Carol Anshaw (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Godspeed by Lynn Breedlove (St. Martin’s)
  • Stay by Nicola Griffith (Doubleday)
  • This Place Called Absence by Lydia Kwa (Kensington)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Good Bad Woman by Elizabeth Woodcraft (Kensington)
  • Accidental Murder by Claire McNab (Bella)
  • Death by Prophecy by Lauren Maddison (Alyson)
  • Immaculate Midnight by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
  • The Weeping Buddha by Heather Dune Macadam (Akashic)

Lesbian Poetry

  • Mules of Love by Ellen Bass (BOA Editions)
  • Body Language by C.C. Carter (Kings Crossing)
  • Passing by Eloise Klein Healy (Red Hen)
  • Red by Melanie Braverman (Perugia)
  • Unraveling at the Name by Jenny Factor (Copper Canyon)

LGBT Studies

  • Sex-Crime Panic by Neil Miller (Alyson)
  • From Identity to Politics by Craig Rimmerman (Temple University)
  • Love in a Dark Time by Colm Toibin (Scribner)
  • Queering India edited by Ruth Vanita (Routledge)
  • Soul Beneath the Skin by David Nimmons (St. Martin’s)

Pioneer Award

  • Barbara Grier, Naiad Press
  • Judy Shepard, The Matthew Shepard Foundation

Romance

  • The Winter of Our Discoteque by Andrew W.M. Beierle (Kensington)
  • Boyfriend Material by Jon Jeffrey (Kensington)
  • Different People by Orland Outland (Alyson)
  • Nora and Liz by Nancy Garden (Bella)
  • She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not by Leslea Newman (Alyson)

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • Queer Fear II edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Daughters of an Amber Noon by Katherine V. Forrest (Alyson)
  • Seeds of Fire by Karin Kallmaker writing as Laura Adams (Bella)
  • The Devil Inside by Randy Boyd (West Beach)
  • Wired Hard 3 edited by Cecilia Tan (Circlet)

Small Press

  • Kings Crossing Publishing, Robin G. White, Sha Mendon

Spirituality

  • Courage to Love by Geoffrey Duncan (Pilgrim)
  • Found Tribe edited by Lawrence Schimel (Sherman Asher)
  • Lovers’ Legends: The Gay Greek Myths by Andrew Calimach (Haiduk)
  • Queer Jews edited by David Scneer and Caryn Aviv (Routledge)
  • Queering Christ by Robert E. Goss (Pilgrim)

Transgender

  • Dress Codes by Noelle Howey (Picador)
  • Brazen Femme edited by Chloe Brushwood Rose and Anna Camilleri (Arsenal Pulp)
  • GenderQueer edited by Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins and Claire Howell (Alyson)
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (FS&G)
  • Some of the Parts by T Cooper (Akashic)

Visual Arts

  • A Hidden Love by Dominique Fernandez (Prestel)
  • On the Couch – Volume One by Tom Bianchi (Bruno Gmunder Verlag)
  • Out/Lines by Thomas Waugh (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Outlaw Representation by Richard Meyer (Oxford University)
  • Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude by Justin Spring (Universe)