April 21, 2014

14th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 9, 2002 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • Diva Book of Short Stories edited by Helen Sandler (Millivres)
  • Reading the Landscape: Horror edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook)
  • Love Shook My Heart 2 edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
  • Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors edited by Jay Quinn (Harrington Park)
  • Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America edited by Quang Bao, Hanya Yanagihara, and Timothy Lui (Asian American Writers’ Workshop)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

  • The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality In Black Communities edited by Constantine-Simms (Alyson)
  • His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress: Lesbian Writers on Their Fathers edited by Catherine Reid and Holly K. Iglesias (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)
  • In a Queer Country edited by Terry Goldie (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation edited by Rebecca Alpert, Sue Levi Elwell, and Shirley Idelson (Rutgers University)
  • Out in the Castro edited by Winston Leyland (Leyland)

Autobiography/Memoir

  • Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon (Scribner)
  • Gaslight by Carol Guess (Odd Girls)
  • How I Learned to Snap by Kirk Read (Hill Street)
  • Monster: Adventures in American Machismo by Brian Bouldrey (Council Oaks)
  • Outbound by William Storandt (University of Wisconsin)

Biography

  • The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin by Barry Werth (Doubleday)
  • Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson by Alison Lurie (Viking)
  • The Masks of Mary Renault by Caroline Zilboorg (University of Missouri)
  • The Sappho Companion edited by Margaret Reynolds (St. Martin’s)
  • Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Mitford (Random House)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • Finding H.F. by Julia Watts (Alyson)
  • Empress of the World by Sara Ryan (Viking)
  • Love Rules by Marilyn Reynolds (Morning Glory)
  • Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)
  • Spot by Todd Tuttle (Window)

Erotica

  • See Dick Deconstruct: Literotica for the Satirically Bent by Ian Philips (AttaGirl)
  • Dirty Words by M. Christian (Alyson)
  • His Tongue by Lawrence Schimel (North Atlantic)
  • Hot & Bothered 3 by Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Tough Girls: Down and Dirty Dyke Erotica by Lori Selke (Black)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • The Practical Heart by Allan Gurganus (Knopf)
  • The Heart is Deceitful in all Things by JT LeRoy (Bloomsbury)
  • In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer (Grove)
  • The Marble Quilt by David Leavitt (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Rose City by David Ebershoff (Viking)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • Rag and Bone by Michael Nava (G.P. Putnam)
  • Boy Toy by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
  • The Butcher’s Son by Dorien Grey (GLB)
  • Making a Killing by Warren Dunford (Alyson)
  • Sex and Murder.Com by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Source by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • Before Time Could Change Them by Constantine Cavafy (Harcourt Brace)
  • Harmless Medicine by Justin Chin (Manic D)
  • Hard Evidence by Timothy Liu (Talisman House)
  • Love Speaks Its Name by J.D. McClatchy (Knopf)

GLBT Studies

  • Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court by Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price (Basic)
  • All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America by Suzanna Danuta Walters (University of Chicago)
  • Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 by William J. Mann (Viking)
  • The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s edited by Ricardo J. Brown and William Reichard (University of Minnesota)
  • Lesbian Empire: Radical Crosswriting in the Twenties by Gay Wachman (Rutgers University)

Humor

  • Fraud by David Rakoff (Doubleday)
  • Drama Queen by Patrick Price (St. Martin’s)
  • Hoochie Mama by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Inflatable Butch by Ellen Orleans (Alyson)
  • My Little Book of Neuroses by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Days of Awe by Achy Obejas (Ballantine)
  • Hoochie Mama: The Other White Meat by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)
  • Light, Coming Back by Ann Wadsworth (Alyson)
  • Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg (FS&G)
  • Yin Fire by Alexandra Grilikhes (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Merchant of Venus by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
  • Back to Salem by Alex Marcoux (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)
  • Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy by Mabel Maney (Harper Entertainment)
  • Moving Targets by Pat Welch (Bella)
  • Witchfire by Lauren Maddison (Alyson)

Lesbian Poetry

  • Fox by Adrienne Rich (Norton)
  • Here by Letta Neely (Wildheart)
  • Mr. Bluebird by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Painted Leaf)
  • Skies by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
  • Why Things Burn by Daphne Gottleib (Soft Skull)

Photography/Visual Arts

  • Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 by David Deitcher (Harry N. Abrams)
  • Intimacies by Tee A. Corinne (Last Gasp)
  • Male Nude Now by David Leddick (Universe)
  • Queer Pulp by Susan Stryker (Chronicle)
  • Strongman: Vintage Photos of a Masculine Icon by Robert Mainardi (Council Oak)

Romance

  • Pages for You by Silvia Brownrigg (FS&G)
  • Any Kind of Luck by William Jack Sibley (Kensington)
  • Mirrors by Marianne K. Martin (Bella)
  • Substitute for Love by Karin Kallmaker (Naiad)
  • Vadriel Vail by Vincent Virga (Alyson)

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • Point of Dreams by Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett (Tor)
  • Bending the Landscape: Horror edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook)
  • Bound in Blood by David Thomas Lord (Kensington)
  • Gumshoe Gorilla by Keith Hartman (Meisha Merlin)
  • Vampire Vow by Michael Schiefelbein (Alyson)

Small Press

  • Conversaciones! by Mariana Romo-Carmona (Cleis)
  • Calendar Boy by Andy Quan (New Star)
  • Creating Man by Michael G. Cornelius (Vineyard)
  • Scared Straight: Why It’s So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It’s So Hard to Be Human by Robert N. Minor (HumanityWorks!)
  • The Wild Man by Patricia Nell Warren (Wildcat)

Spirituality

  • Tie: Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible edited by Ken Stone (Pilgrim)
  • Tie: Escaping God’s Closet: The Revelations of a Queer Priest by Bernard Duncan Mayes (Univ. Press of Virginia)
  • Coming Out Young and Faithful edited by Leanne McCall Tigert and Timothy Brown (Pilgrim)
  • Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian by Vanessa Sheridan (Pilgrim)
  • Gifted by Otherness by L. William Countryman and M.R. Ritley (Morehouse)

Transgender/Bisexual

  • Omnigender: A Trans-religious Approach by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (Pilgrim)
  • Best Bisexual Erotica, Volume 2 edited by Bill Brnt and Carol Queen (Black/Circlet)
  • Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian by Vanessa Sheridan (Pilgrim)
  • Dragged!! To His Senses by Jonathan Branton (Yellow House)
  • Synthetic Bi Products by Sparrow L. Patterson (Akashic)

13th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 9, 2001 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • Men on Men 2000 edited by David Bergman and Karl Woelz (Plume)
  • Queer Fear edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal)
  • Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millenium edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton (Alyson)
  • Same Sex Love in India edited by Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai (St. Martin’s)
  • Kosher Meat edited by Lawrence Schimel (Sherman Asher)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

  • Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels (St. Martin’s)
  • Coming Out of Cancer edited by Victoria Brownworth (Seal)
  • Home Fronts edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
  • Mama’s Boy edited by Dean Kostos (Painted Leaf)
  • Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie (Alyson)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Hawley and Ellen Samuels (St. Martin’s)
  • Holly’s Secret by Nancy Garden (FS&G)
  • Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie (Alyson)
  • The XY Survival Guide by Benjie Nycum (XY)
  • Eight Seconds by Jean Ferris (Harcourt)

Drama

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mithcell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask (Overlook)
  • The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick (Overlook)
  • Five Lesbian Brothers by Five Lesbian Brothers (Consortium)
  • The Beginning of August by Tom Donaghy (Grove)
  • I, Carmelita Tropicana by Alina Troyano (Beacon)

Gay Biography/Autobiography

  • Bosie by Douglas Murray (Talk Miramax)
  • Marcel Proust by Jean-Yves Tadie (Viking)
  • Brave Journeys by David Mixner (Bantam)
  • The Mentor by Jay Quinn (Haworth)
  • Lies by Ned Rorem (Counterpoint)

Gay Fiction

  • The World of Normal Boys by K.M. Soehnlein (Kensington)
  • The Notorious Dr. August by Christopher Bram (William Morrow)
  • The Married Man by Edmund White (Knopf)
  • Guess Again by Bernard Cooper (Simon & Schuster)
  • Between Dances by Erasmo Guerra (Painted Leaf)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • The Limits of Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice (Talk Miramax)
  • Name Games by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
  • Love’s Last Chance by Krandall Kraus (Alyson)
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay by Casey Nelson (Alyson)

Gay Poetry

  • Pastoral by Carl Phillips (Graywolf)
  • Boss Cupid by Thom Gunn (FS&G)
  • The World in Us by Michael Lassell and Elena Georgiou (St. Martin’s)
  • Word of Mouth by Timothy Liu (Talisman)
  • Plasticville by David Trinidad (Turtle Point)

Gay Studies

  • The Isherwood Century by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (University of Wisconsin)
  • Left Out – The Politics of Exclusion by Martin Duberman (Basic)
  • Creating Change by d’Emilio, Turner and Vaid (St. Martin’s)
  • Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts and the Politics of the Paramilitary by Samuel R. Delaney (Wesleyan University)
  • Male Lust by Kerwin Kay et al (Haworth)

Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley (Meisha Merlin)
  • Queer Fear edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Merrick by Anne Rice (Knopf)
  • Angel Lust by Perry Brass (Belhue)
  • Jumping off the Planet by David Gerrold (Tor)

Humor

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
  • It’s Not Mean if It’s True by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
  • Bruce! by Bruce Vilanch (J P Tarcher)
  • Post-Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • The Femme’s Guide to the Universe by Shar Rednour (Alyson)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • Lifesaving by Judith Barrington (Eight Mountain)
  • Truly Wilde by Joan Schenkar (Basic)
  • My Dangerous Desires by Amber Hollibaugh (Duke University)
  • Soldier: A Poet’s Childhood by June Jordan (Basic)
  • The Room Lit by Roses by Carole Maso (Counterpoint)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Valencia by Michelle Tea (Seal)
  • Affinity by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
  • Tea by Stacey D’Erasmo (Algonquin)
  • The Powerbook by Jeannette Wintersen (Knopf)
  • Black Girl in Paris by Shay Youngblood (Riverhead)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Mommy Deadest by Jean Marcy (New Victoria)
  • The Case of the Orphanned Bassoonists by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
  • Booked for Murder by Val McDermid (Spinsters Ink)
  • When Evil Changes Face by Therese Szymanski (Bella)
  • Death Understood by Claire McNab (Naiad)

Lesbian Poetry

  • Mercy Mercy Me by Elena Georgiou (Painted Leaf)
  • The Horse Fair by Robin Becker (University of Pittsburgh)
  • A Map to the Next World by Joy Harjo (W.W. Norton)
  • And on the Eighth Day Adam Slept Alone by Nancy Boutilier (Black Sparrow)
  • Signs of Love by Leslea Newman (Windstorm Creative)

Lesbian Studies

  • Lesbian Art in America by Harmony Hammond (Rizzoli)
  • Margaret Mead Made Me Gay by Esther Newton (Duke University)
  • The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood by Diana McLellan (St. Martin’s)
  • Girl Reed by Bonnie J. Morris (Coffeehouse)
  • My Dangerous Desires by Amber Hollibaugh (Duke)

Spirituality/Religion

  • Tie: Gay Spirituality by Toby Johnson (Alyson)
  • Tie: It’s Never About What It’s About by Krandall Kraus and Paul Borja (Alyson)
  • The Silence of Sodom by Mark Jordan (University of Chicago)
  • Interviews/Entrevistas by Gloria E. Anzaldua (Routledge)
  • ReCreations edited by Catherine Lake (Queer)

Small Press

  • Tie: Kamikaze Lust by Lauren Sanders (Akashic)
  • Tie: Between Dances by Erasmo Guerra (Painted Leaf)
  • Outline of My Lover by Douglas A. Martin (Soft Skull)
  • Bridge Across the Ocean by Randy Boyd (West Beach)
  • Undertow by Amy Shcutzer (CALYX)

Transgender

  • The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff (Viking)
  • As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto (HarperCollins)
  • Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian (Harmony)
  • Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Hawley and Ellen Samuels (St. Martin’s)
  • Are You a Boy or a Girl? by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez (Green Dragon)

Visual Arts

  • Faeries by Keri Pickett (Aperture)
  • Lesbian Art in America by Harmony Hammond (Rizzoli)
  • Stars in My Eyes by Don Bachardy (University of Wisconsin)
  • Black and White Men by James Spada (Pond Street)
  • As I See It by Greg Gorman (powerHouse)

12th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 15, 2000 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction edited by Naomi Holoch, Joan Nestle, and Nancy Holden (Vintage)
  • Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction edited by Jaime Manrique and Jesse Dorris
  • Hers 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
  • His 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
  • Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories edited by Emma Donoghue

Anthologies/Nonfiction

  • Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia edited by Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson (Henry Holt)
  • This Is What Lesbian Looks Like edited by Kris Kleindienst (Firebrand)
  • A Woman Like That edited by Joan Larkin
  • Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society and Politics edited by Larry Gross and James D. Woods
  • Fighting Words edited by Charles Michael Smith

Children’s/Young Adult

  • Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster)
  • Dare Truth or Promise by Paula Boock
  • Name Me Nobody by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
  • The Blue Lawn by William Taylor
  • The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden

Drama

  • What I Meant Was by Craig Lucas (TCG)
  • Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally
  • Lovesick edited by Laurence Senelick
  • Of All the Nerve by Deb Margolin
  • Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism by Steven Watson

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • The Velveteen Father by Jesse Green (Villard)
  • An Underground Life by Gad Beck
  • Firebird: A Memoir by Mark Doty
  • Gore Vidal by Fred Kaplan
  • Left Out: The Politics of Exclusion by Martin Duberman

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • Allan Stein by Matthew Stadler (Grove)
  • Comfort and Joy by Jim Grimsley
  • In September, the Light Changes by Andrew Holleran
  • The Book of Lies by Felice Picano
  • The Coming Storm by Paul Russell

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • Justice at Risk by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • Drop Dead by Mark Zubro
  • Innuendo by R.D. Zimmerman
  • The Death of a Constant Lover by Lev Raphael
  • The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • The Anchorage by Mark Wunderlich (UMASS)
  • Trappings by Richard Howard (Turtle Point)
  • Diva by Rafael Campo
  • Last Rights by Marvin K. White
  • Lyric by G. Winston James

Gay Men’s Studies

  • Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow (Viking)
  • Men Like That: A Southern Queer History by John Howard
  • The Crisis of Desire by Robin Hardy and David Groff
  • The Mismeasure of Desire by Edward Stein
  • Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel Delany

Humor

  • That’s Mr. Faggot To You by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
  • Ethan Exposed by Eric Orner
  • Way to Go Smith! by Bob Smith
  • Wilma Loves Betty and Other Hilarious Gay & Lesbian Parodies edited by Scott Brassart and Julie K. Trevelyan
  • Subgurlz by Jennifer Camper

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • The Trials of Radclyffe Hall by Diana Souhami (Doubleday)
  • Baby Precious Always Shines by Kay Turner
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2 1933-1938 by Blanche Weisen Cook
  • My Lesbian Husband by Barrie Jean Borich
  • Tales of the Lavender Menace by Karla Jay

Lesbian Fiction

  • Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
  • Bruised Fruit by Anna Livia
  • Faults by Terri de la Pena
  • Salt Water and Other Stories by Barbara Wilson
  • Shy Girl by Elizabeth Stark

Lesbian Mystery

  • Hunting the Witch by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
  • Lost Daughters by J.M. Redmann
  • Murder Undercover by Claire McNab
  • She Came in Drag by Mary Wings
  • Sleeping Bones by Katherine Forrest

Lesbian Poetry

  • Rave by Olga Broumas (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Interior With Sudden Joy by Brenda Shaughnessy
  • Midnight Salvage by Adrienne Rich
  • Monkeypuzzle by Rita Wong
  • Walking Back Up Depot Street by Minnie Bruce Pratt

Lesbian Studies

  • To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America by Lillian Faderman (Houghton Mifflin)
  • A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America by Leila J. Rupp
  • Eden Built by Eves by Bonnie Morris
  • Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
  • Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman

Photography/Visual Arts

  • Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow (Viking)
  • The Homoerotic Art of Pavel Tchelitchev by David Leddick
  • John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes by John Esten and Donna Hassler
  • Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
  • The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam

Religion/Spirituality

  • Gay Spirit Warrior by John Stowe (Findhorn)
  • Respecting the Soul by Keith Boykin (Avon)
  • Coming Out Spiritually by Christian De La Huerta and Matthew Fox
  • Prayer Warriors by Stuart Howell Miller
  • Queer Dharma 2 by Winston Leyeland

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Minions of the Moon by Richard Bowe (Tor)
  • Night Shade: Gothic Tales by Women edited by Victoria Brownworth and Judith Redding
  • The Annunciate by Severna Park
  • The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman
  • Through a Brazen Mirror by Delia Sherman

Small Press

  • Massage by Henry Flesh (Akashic)
  • Christ-Like by Emanuel Xavier
  • Hey Paesan! by Capone, Leto & Mecca
  • Mr. Dalloway by Robin Lippincott
  • The Queer Press Guide edited by Paul Harris

Transgender

  • Trumpet by Jackie Kay (Pantheon)
  • Crossing by Deirdre McCloskey
  • From Toads to Queens by Jacobo Schifter
  • The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam
  • Transmen and FTMs by Jason Cromwell

11th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 15, 1999 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature edited by Byrne R.S. Fone (Columbia University)
  • Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica edited by Lawrence Schimel (Carroll & Graf)
  • Men on Men 7 edited by Joel Tan (Penguin/Plume)
  • Queer PAPI Porn by Joel Tan (Cleis)
  • To Be Continued edited by Michele Karlsberg and Karen X. Tulchinsky (Firebrand)

Anthologies/Non-Fiction

  • Mom: Candid Memoirs by Lesbians About the First Woman in Their Life edited by Nisa Donnelly (Alyson)
  • Q & A: Queer in Asian America edited by David L. Eng (Temple University)
  • Lesbian Travels edited by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Whereabouts)
  • Queer 13 edited by Clifford Chase (Weisbach)
  • Telling Tales Out of School edited by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)

Children

  • Telling Tales Out of School by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)
  • I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins)
  • Lucy Goes to the Country by Joseph Kennedy, illustrated by John Canemaker (Alyson)
  • Outspoken by Michael Thomas Ford (Morrow Junior)
  • Queer 13 by Clifford Chase (Weisbach)

Drama

  • O Solo Homo edited by Holly Hughes (Grove)
  • Mr. Universe and Other Plays by Jim Grimsley and David Roman (Algonquin)
  • Place For Us by D.A. Miller (Harvard University)
  • Stagestruck by Sarah Schulman (Duke)
  • The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler (Villard)

Editor’s Choice Award

  • The Boy by Naeem Murr (Houghton Mifflin)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • Wisecracker by William J. Mann (Viking)
  • Auden and Isherwood: The Berlin Years by Norman Page (St. Martin’s)
  • The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up by Andrew Tobias (Random House)
  • Gentleman Junkie: The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs by Graham Caveney (Little Brown)
  • In The Flesh by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard (Barricade)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • An Arrow’s Flight by Mark Merlis (St. Martin’s)
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham (FS&G)
  • Koolaids: The Art of War by Rabih Alameddine (St. Martin’s/Picador)
  • The Long Falling by Keith Ridgway (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Where the Rainbow Ends by Jameson Currier (Overlook)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • Outburst by R.D. Zimmerman (Delacourt)
  • Dead as a Doornail by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
  • Federal Fag by Fred Hunter (St. Martin’s)
  • Strachey’s Folly by Richard Stevenson (St. Martin’s)
  • Uprising by Randy Boyd (Westbeach)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Ten Commandments by J.D. McClatchy (Knopf)
  • A Flame for the Touch That Matters by Michael Lassell (Painted Leaf)
  • A Frieze for a Temple of Love by Edward Field (Black Sparrow)
  • Say Goodnight by Timothy Liu (Copper Canyon)
  • Sweet Machine by Mark Doty (Harper Flamingo)

Gay Men’s Studies

  • The Other Side of Silence by John Loughery (Henry Holt)
  • Becoming Visible by Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman (NYPL/Penguin Studio)
  • Changing Ones by Will Roscoe (St. Martin’s)
  • Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival by Andrew Sullivan (Knopf)
  • The Pleasure Principle by Michael Bronski (St. Martin’s)

Humor

  • Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Love Me and Other Trials of My Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
  • Don’t Get Me Started by Kate Clinton (Ballantine)
  • The Indelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • Savage Love by Dan Savage (Dutton)
  • Split-Level Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • The Indelible Alison Bechdel; Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out for by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • A Fragile Union by Joan Nestle (Cleis)
  • Empty Without You by Rodger Streitmatter (The Free Press)
  • The Queen of Whale Cay by Kate Summerscale (Viking)
  • Radclyffe Hall: A Woman Called John by Sally Cline (Overlook)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison (Dutton)
  • bull-jean stories by Sharon Bridgforth (RedBone)
  • Shimmer by Sarah Schulman (Avon)
  • The Dogs by Rebecca Brown (City Lights)
  • They Call Me Mad Dog by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)

Lesbian Mystery

  • The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith (Avon)
  • Shaman’s Moon by Sarah Dreher (New Victoria)
  • Mother May I by Randye Lordon (Avon)
  • Past Due by Claire McNab (Naiad)
  • Wicked Games by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Poetry

  • Marianne Faithfull’s Cigarette by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Cleis)
  • Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery by Pamela Sneed (Owl)
  • In the Open by Beatrix Gates (Painted Leaf)
  • Juba by Letta Neely (Wildheart)
  • The Little Butch Book by Leslea Newman (New Victoria)

Lesbian Studies

  • A Fragile Union by Joan Nestle (Cleis)
  • Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam (Duke)
  • Gay Old Girls by Zsa Zsa Gershick (Alyson)
  • Stagestruck by Sarah Schulman (Duke)
  • The Truth That Never Hurts by Barbara Smith (Rutgers)

Photography/Visual Arts

  • The Male Nude by David Leddick (Taschen)
  • Women in Love by Barbara Seyda with Diana Herrera (Bullfinch/Little Brown)
  • Affectionate Men by Russell Bush (St. Martin’s)
  • Becoming Visible by Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman (NYPL/Penguin Studio)
  • The Passionate Camera by Deborah Bright (Routledge)

Pioneer Award

  • Katherine V. Forrest

Publisher Service Award

  • Joan M. Drury, Spinsters Ink

Religion/Spirituality

  • Ferocious Romance by Donna Minkowitz (Free Press)
  • Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair by John McNeill (Westminister John Knox)
  • Closet Devotions by Richard Rambuss (Duke)
  • How to Survive Your Own Gay Life by Perry Brass (Belhue)
  • Sermons: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living by Peter J. Gomes (Morrow)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Bending the Landscape II edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook)
  • Galilee by Clive Barker (HarperCollins)
  • Desmond by Ulysses G. Dietz (Alyson)
  • Falling to Earth by Elizabeth Brownrigg (Firebrand)
  • Things Invisible to See edited by Lawrence Schimel (Ultra Violet)

Small Press

  • the bull-jean stories by Sharon Bridgforth (RedBone)
  • The Indelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out for by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • Queer Japan edited by Barbara Summerhawk (New Victoria)
  • The Reluctant Pornographer by Bruce LaBruce (Gutter)
  • Uprising by Randy Boyd (Westbeach)

Transgender

  • The Empress Is a Man by Michael R. Gorman (Harrington Park)
  • Boy-Wives and Female Husbands edited by Will Roscoe and Stephen Murray (St. Martin’s)
  • Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam (Duke)
  • Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton by Diane Wood Middlebrook (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Trans Liberation by Leslie Feinberg (Beacon)

10th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 14, 1998 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • His(2) edited by Robert Drake with Terry Wolverton (Faber & Faber)
  • Best American Gay Fiction 2 edited by Brian Bouldrey (Little, Brown)
  • Best Lesbian Erotica 1997 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Jo’s Girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure, True Grit, and Real Life edited by Christian McEwen (Beacon)
  • The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories edited by Peter Burton (Carroll & Graf)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

  • Queers in Space: Communities, Public Places, Sites of Resistance edited by Gordon Brent Ingram, AnneMarie Bouthillette, and Yolanda Retter (Bay)
  • PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel (Cleis)
  • My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters Through the Centuries edited by Rictor Norton (Leyland)
  • Lesbians Raising Sons edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
  • Gay Men at the Millennium edited by Michel Lowenthal (Tarcher/Putnam)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • The House You Pass On the Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Delacorte)
  • The Shared Heart by Adam Mastoon (William Morrow)
  • Amy Asks a Question: Grandma, What’s a Lesbian? by Jeanne Arnold (Mother Courage)
  • Blue Coyote by Liza Ketchum (Simon & Schuster)
  • Sanctuary: a Tale of Life in the Woods by Paul Monette (Scribner)

Drama

  • Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman (Vintage)
  • Monsters in the Closet edited by Harry M. Benshoff (Manchester University)
  • Three Plays by Mae West by Lillian Schlissel (Routledge)
  • Porcelain & A Language of Their Own edited by Chay Yew (Grove)
  • Rent by Jonathan Larson (Rob Weisbach)

Editor’s Choice

  • Billy’s Boy by Patricia Nell Warren (Wildcat)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • The Poetry of Healing by Rafael Campo (W.W. Norton)
  • A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay by Felice Picano (Faber & Faber)
  • Track Conditions by Michael Klein (Persea)
  • Gay Body: a Journey Through Shadow to Self by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
  • Walt Whitman: a Gay Life by Gary Schmidgall (Dutton)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • The Far Euphrates by Aryeh Lev Stollman (Putnam)
  • Gossip by Christopher Bram (Dutton)
  • Plays Well With Others by Allan Gurganus (Knopf)
  • The Farewell Symphony by Edmund White (Knopf)
  • The House on Brooke Street by Neil Bartlett (Dutton)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • The Magician’s Tale by David Hunt (Putnam)
  • Gossip by Christopher Bram (Dutton)
  • Hostage by R.D. Zimmerman (Delacorte)
  • Revision of Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • The Burning Plain by Michael Nava (Putnam)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Beautiful Signor by Cyrus Cassells (Copper Canyon)
  • Bite Hard by Justin Chin (Manic D)
  • Desire by Frank Bidart (FS&G)
  • Packing Up for Paradise: Selected Poems 1946-1996 by James Broughton edited by Jim Cory (Black Sparrow)
  • Desire: Poems 1986-1996 by Tom Carey (Painted Leaf)

Gay Men’s Studies

  • Gay Metropolis edited by Charles Kaiser (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Queer Representations: Reading Lives, Reading Cultures edited by Martin Duberman (NYU)
  • Gay Body: a Journey Through Shadow to Self edited by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
  • Life Outside – The Signorile Report on Gay Men by Michelangelo Signorile (HarperCollins)
  • Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Man by Gabriel Rotello (Dutton)

Humor

  • Openly Bob by Bob Smith (Rob Weisbach)
  • Barbie Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer (New Victoria)
  • Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • Naked by David Sedaris (Little, Brown)
  • Flaming Iguanas by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • Blue Windows: a Christian Science Childhood by Barbara Wilson (Picador)
  • My Life as a Boy by Kim Chernin (Algonquin)
  • May Sarton: a Biography by Margaret Peters (Knopf)
  • The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams (Putnam)
  • Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee (Knopf)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon (Press Gang)
  • A/K/A by Ruthann Robson (St. Martin’s)
  • A Crystal Diary by Frankie Hucklenbroich (Firebrand)
  • Prozac Highway by Persimmon Blackbridge (Press Gang)
  • Terminal Velocity by Blanche McCrary Boyd

Lesbian Mystery

  • Father Forgive Me by Randye Lordon (Avon)
  • Apparition Alley by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley)
  • No Daughter of the South by Cynthia Webb (New Victoria)
  • Evil Dead Center by Carole laFavor (Firebrand)
  • Old Black Magic by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)

Lesbian Poetry

  • Tie: Cold River by Joan Larkin (Painted Leaf)
  • Tie: School of Fish by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
  • Diesel Fuel edited by Pat Califia (Masquerade)
  • Poems Between Women edited by Emma Donoghue (Columbia University)
  • Queer Dog: Homo/Pup/Poetry edited by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Cleis)

Lesbian Studies

  • Does Your Mama Know? edited by Lisa C. Moore (Redbone)
  • Every Woman I’ve Ever Loved: Lesbian Writers on Their Mothers edited by Catherine Reid and Holly Iglesias (Cleis)
  • Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter by Diana Souhami (St. Martin’s)
  • Queerly Classed edited by Susan K. Raffo (South End)
  • Sex and Sensibility by Arlene Stein (University of California)

Photography/Visual Arts

  • Tie: Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955 by David Leddick (Universe)
  • Tie: Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers by Robert Giard (MIT)
  • John Waters: Director’s Cut by John Waters (Scalo)
  • I Am My Lover: Women Pleasure Themselves edited by Joani Blank (Down There)
  • Men Together by Anderson Jones, photographs by David Fields (Running)

Pioneer Award

  • Ron Hanby, Bookazine

Publishers Service Award

  • Douglas Mitchell, University of Chicago Press

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Bending the Landscape edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (White Wolf)
  • Grave Passions edited by William Mann (Masquerade)
  • The Harvest by Perry Brass (Belhue)
  • Monsters in the Closet edited by Harry M. Benshoff (Machester University)
  • The Drag Queen of Elfland edited by Lawrence Schimel (Circlet)

Small Press

  • Does Your Mama Know? edited by Lisa C. Moore (Redbone)
  • Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon (Press Gang)
  • Barbie Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer (New Victoria)
  • Bite Hard by Justin Chinn (Manic D)
  • Toward the New Degeneracy by Bruce Benderson (Edgewise)

Spirituality/Religion

  • Like Bread on the Seder Plate by Rebecca Alpert (Columbia University)
  • Cassell’s Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit edited by Randy P. Conner (Cassell)
  • The Essential Gay Mystics by Andrew Harvey (HarperCollins)
  • Queer Dharma: Voices of Gay Buddhists edited by Winston Leyland (Gay Sunshine)
  • Stealing Jesus by Bruce Bawer (Crown)

Transgender

  • Tie: PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel (Cleis)
  • Tie: The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams (Putnam)
  • Read My Lips: Sexual Subversions and the End of Gender by Riki Anne Wilchins (Firebrand)
  • Sex Changes by Pat Califia (Cleis)
  • Mema’s House, Mexico City: On Transvestites, Queens, and Machos by Annick Prieur (Cleis)

9th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 14, 1997 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • Women on Women 3 edited by Joan Nestle & Naomi Holoch (Plume)
  • Go the Way Your Blood Beats edited by Shawn Stewart Ruff (Owl)
  • Men on Men 6 edited by David Bergman (Plume)
  • Night Bites edited by Victoria Brownworth (Seal)
  • Shade edited by Bruce Morrow & Charles H. Rowell (Avon)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

  • Taking Liberties edited by Michael Bronski (Masquerade)
  • Beyond Queer edited by Bruce Bawer (Free)
  • Boys Like Us edited by Patrick Merla (Avon)
  • Generation Q edited by Robin Bernstein & Seth Clark Silberman (Alyson)
  • Off the Rag edited by Lee Lynch & Akia Woods (New Victoria)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • Good Moon Rising by Nancy Garden (FSG)
  • Daddy’s Wedding by Michael Willhoite (Alyson Publications)
  • Free Your Mind by Ellen Bass & Kate Kaufman (HarperPerennial)
  • My Dad Has HIV by Alexander, Rudin & Sejkora (Fairview Press)
  • The World Out There by Michael Thomas Ford (The New Press)

Drama

  • Split Britches edited by Sue-Ellen Case (Routledge)
  • Acting=Life by Michael Kearns (Heinemann)
  • Amazon All-Stars edited by Rosemary Keefe Curb (Applause)
  • Clit Notes by Holly Hughes (Grove)
  • Three Plays by Crowley by Mart Crowley (Alyson)

Editors’ Choice

  • Tennessee Williams’ Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965 edited by Donald Windham (University of Georgia)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • Geography of the Heart by Fenton Johnson (Scribner)
  • Heaven’s Coast by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • Lush Life by David Hadju (FSG)
  • Spells of a Voodoo Doll by Assotto Saint (Masquerade)
  • Truth Serum by Bernard Cooper (Houghton Mifflin)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadural (William Morrow)
  • Beauty of Men by Andrew Holleran (William Morrow)
  • Iowa by Patrick Moore (Hard Candy)
  • Law of Enclosures by Dale Peck (FSG)
  • Pagan’s Father by Michael Arditti (SoHo)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • Death of Friends by Michael Nava (Putnam)
  • Murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor (St. Martin’s)
  • Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • Time to Check Out by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
  • Tribe by R.D. Zimmerman (Dell)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • What the Body Told by Rafael Campo (Duke)
  • Anesthesia by Kenny Fries (Advocado)
  • Angel, Interrupted by Reginald Sheperd (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Eros in Boystown edited by Michael Lassell (Crown)
  • My Night With Federico Garcia Lorca by Jaime Marique (Painted Leaf)

Gay Men’s Studies

  • Boys Like Us edited by Patrick Merla (Avon)
  • Cracks in the Iron Closet by David Tuller (Faber & Faber)
  • Farm Boys edited by Will Fellows (University of Wisconsin)
  • One More River to Cross by Keith Boykin (Anchor)
  • Radically Gay edited by Harry Hay and Will Roscoe (Beacon)

Humor

  • Homo Handbook by Judy Carter (Fireside)
  • History of Lesbian Hair by Mary Dugger (Doubleday)
  • Kurt Cobain & Mozart are Both Dead by Tim Barela (Palliard)
  • Lesbianism Made Easy by Helen Eisenbach (Crown)
  • So You Want to be a Lesbian? by Liz Tracey & Sydney Pokorny (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • Life in a Day by Doris Grumbach (Beacon)
  • Accidental Activist by Candace Gingrich (Scribner)
  • Eva Le Gallienne by Helen Sheehy (Knopf)
  • Coming Home to America by Torie Osborn (St. Martin’s)
  • The White Blackbird by Honor Moore (Viking)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Memory Mambo by Achy Obejas (Cleis)
  • If You Had a Family by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
  • Seven Moves by Carol Anshaw (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Toward Amnesia by Sarah Van Arsdale (Riverhead)
  • What Keeps Me Here by Rebecca Brown (HarperCollins)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Robber’s Wine by Ellen Hart (Seal)
  • Baby, It’s Cold by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)
  • Final Take by Jackie Manthorne (Gynergy)
  • Inner Circle by Claire McNab (Naiad)
  • Liberty Square by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley)

Lesbian Poetry

  • All-American Girl by Robin Becker (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Furious Cooking by Maureen Seaton (University of Iowa)
  • Arc of Love edited by Clare Coss (Scribner)
  • Home in Three Days. Don’t Wash. by Linda Smukler (Hard)
  • Shift by Jeredith Merrin (University of Chicago)

Lesbian Studies

  • Love Between Women by Bernadette J. Brooten (University of Chicago)
  • Girls Next Door by Lindsay Van Gelder & Pamela Brandt (Simon & Schuster)
  • Sappho and the Virgin Mary by Ruth Vanita (Columbia University)
  • Surface Tension edited by Meg Daly (Touchstone)
  • Too Queer by Victoria A. Brownworth (Firebrand)

Photography/Visual Arts

  • Nothing But the Girl by Susie Bright & Jill Posener (Cassell)
  • Body Alchemy by Loren Cameron (Cleis)
  • Derek Jarman’s Garden by Derek Jarman (Overlook)
  • Gay by the Bay by Susan Stryker & Jim Van Buskirk (Chronicle)
  • Sunnybrook by Persimmon Blackbridge (Press Gang)

Pioneer Award

  • Helaine Harris, Daedalus Books

Publisher’s Service Award

  • Norman Laurila, A Different Light Bookstores

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Sacrament by Clive Barker (HarperCollins)
  • Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack (St. Martin’s)
  • Sons of Darkness edited by Michael Rowe & Thomas S. Roche (Cleis)
  • Swords of the Rainbow edited by Eric Garber & Jewelle Gomez (Alyson)
  • Women Who Run With Werewolves edited by Pam Keesey (Cleis)

Small Press

  • Body Alchemy by Loren Cameron (Cleis)
  • Lesbian Polyfidelity by Celeste West (Booklegger)
  • Mythomania by Bernard Welt (Art.issues)
  • Shit of God by Diamanda Galas (Serpent’s Tale/High Risk)
  • Too Queer by Victoria A. Brownworth (Firebrand)

Spirituality

  • The Good Book by Peter Gomes (William Morrow)
  • Congregations in Conflict by Keith Hartman (Rutgers University)
  • Journeys & Arrivals by Lev Raphael (Faber & Faber)
  • The Preacher’s Son by Marc Adams (Window Books)
  • We Were Baptized Too by Marilyn Alexander & James Preston (Westminster/John Knox)

Transgender

  • Body Alchemy by Loren Cameron (Cleis)
  • Gender Shock by Phyllis Burke (Anchor)
  • Honey, Honey Miss Thang by Leon E. Pettiway (Temple University)
  • Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso (Beacon)
  • Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg (Beacon)

8th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 14, 1996 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • Tasting Life Twice edited by E.J. Levy (Avon)
  • Afrekete edited by Catherine McKinley & L. Joyce Delaney (Anchor)
  • New Fuck You edited by Eileen Myles and Liz Kotz (Semiotext(e))
  • Forbidden Passages by Pat Califia and Janine Fuller (Cleis)
  • His by Robert Drake (Faber and Faber)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

  • Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage edited by Claude J. Summers (Henry Holt)
  • Dyke Life edited by Karla Jay (BasicBooks)
  • Tomboys edited by Lynn Yamaguchi and Karen Barber (Alyson)
  • A Loving Testimony edited by Leslea Newman (Crossing)
  • Out in All Directions edited by Lynn Witt, Sherry Thomas, and Eric Marcus (Warner)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson (Blue Sky Press)
  • Baby Bebop by Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins)
  • My Two Uncles by Judith Vinga (Albert Whitman & Co.)
  • Passages of Pride by Kurt Chandler (Times Books)
  • Toby’s Lie by Daniel Vilmure (Simon & Schuster)

Drama

  • Slavs (Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness) by Tony Kushner (TCG)
  • Go Fish by Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche (Penguin)
  • Actor’s Book of Gay and Lesbian Plays edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold (Penguin)
  • Love! Valor! Compassion! by Terrence McNally (Plume)
  • T-Cells and Sympathy by Michael Kerns (Heinneman)

Editors’ Choice

  • Forbidden Passages, Intro by Pat Califia and Janine Fuller (Cleis)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams by Lyle Leverich (Crown)
  • Last Night on Earth by Bill T. Jones with Peggy Gillespie (Pantheon)
  • Palimpsest by Gore Vidal (Random House)
  • Our Paris by Edmund White (Knopf)
  • Prayers for Bobby by Leroy Aarons (HarperCollins)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham (FSG)
  • Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley (Algonquin)
  • Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram (Dutton)
  • Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim (HarperCollins)
  • Like People in History by Felice Picano (Viking)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • Closet by R.D. Zimmerman (Dell)
  • Venus Throw by Steven Saylor (St. Martin’s)
  • Shock to the System by Richard Stevenson (St. Martin’s)
  • Another Dead Teenager by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s)
  • Queer Kind of Umbrella by George Baxt (Simon & Schuster)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Atlantis by Mark Doty (HarperPerrenial)
  • Cortege by Carl Philips (Graywolf)
  • Badboy Book of Erotic Verse by David Laurents (Badboy)
  • Scattering of Salts by James Merrill (Knopf)
  • Burnt Offerings by Timothy Liu (Copper Canyon)

Gay Men’s Studies

  • De Los Otros by Joseph Carrier (Columbia University)
  • Invention of Heterosexuality by Jonathan Ned Katz (Dutton)
  • I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual by Pierre Seel (BasicBooks)
  • Virtually Normal by Andrew Sullivan (Random House)
  • Saint=Foucault by Daniel Halperin (Oxford University)

Humor

  • The Butches of Madison County by Ellen Orleans (Laugh Lines)
  • Revenge of HotHead Paisan by Diane Dimassa (Cleis)
  • Unnatural Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • Growing Up Gay by Funny Gay Males (Hyperion)
  • Ghost in the Closet by Mabel Maney (Cleis)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • Aimee & Jaguar by Erica Fischer (HarperCollins)
  • Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison (Dutton)
  • Eight Bullets by Claudia Brenner with Hannah Ashley (Firebrand)
  • And Say Hi to Joyce by Deb Price and Joyce Murdoch (Doubleday)
  • Babe by Susan E. Cayliff (University of Illinois)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Autobiography of a Family Photo by Jacqueline Woodson (Dutton)
  • Passion of Alice by Stephanie Grant (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman (Dutton)
  • Amnesty by Louise Blum (Alyson)
  • Sweat by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Seal)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Intersection of Law and Desire by J.M. Redmann (Norton)
  • Hangdog Hustle by Elizabeth Pincus (Spinsters)
  • Faint Praise by Ellen Hart (Seal)
  • Someone to Watch by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)
  • Night Songs by Penny Mickleberry (Naiad)

Lesbian Poetry

  • Dark Fields of the Republic by Adrienne Rich (Norton)
  • Maxfield Parrish by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
  • Oral Tradition by Jewelle Gomez (Firebrand)
  • Fire Power by Chrystos (Press Gang)
  • Key to Everything edited by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Studies

  • Dyke Life edited by Karla Jay (BasicBooks)
  • Virtual Equality by Urvashi Vaid (Anchor)
  • S/he by Minne Bruce Pratt (Firebrand)
  • Tomboys edited by Lynn Yamaguchi and Karen Barber (Alyson)
  • Parker and Hulme by Julie Glamuzina & Alison J. Laurie (Firebrand)

Photography/Visual Arts

  • Paris was a Woman by Andrea Weiss (HarperCollins)
  • Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse (Paradox)
  • Butch/Femme edited by M.G. Soares (Crown)
  • Fully Exposed by Emmanuel Cooper (Routledge)
  • Making Love Visible by Geoff Manasse and Jean Swallow (Crossing)

Pioneer Award

  • L. Page “Deacon” Maccubbin, President and CEO of Lambda Rising, Inc.

Publisher’s Service Award

  • Nancy Bereano, Firebrand Press
  • Restricted Entry by Janine Fuller and Stuart Blackley (Press Gang)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Shadow Man by Melissa Scott (TOR)
  • Slow River by Nicola Griffith (DelRay)
  • Dryland’s End by Felice Picano (Richard Kasak)
  • Dark Angels by Pam Keesey (Cleis)
  • Atlantis: Three Tales by Samuel Delaney (Wesleyan)

Small Press Book Award

  • The New Fuck You edited by Eileen Myles and Liz Kotz (Semiotext(e))
  • S/He by Minne Bruce Pratt (Firebrand)
  • Three-Hand Jax and Other Spells by Staszek (Permeable)
  • The Medicine Burns by Adam Klein (Serpent’s Tale)
  • Milking Black Bull edited by Vega Press (Vega Press)

Spirituality

  • Wrestling with the Angel edited by Brian Bouldrey (Riverhead)
  • Queer Spirits edited by Will Roscoe (Beacon)
  • Gay Fairy Tales by Peter Cashorali (HarperCollins)
  • Our Tribe by Nancy Wilson (HarperSanFrancisco)
  • Freedom, Glorious Freedom by John McNeill (Beacon)

7th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 14, 1995 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies/Fiction

  • Chloe Plus Olivia edited by Lillian Faderman (Viking)
  • Men on Men 5 edited by David Bergman (Plume)
  • High Risk 2 edited by Ira Silverberg and Amy Scholder (Plume)
  • The Very Inside edited by Sharon Lim-Hing (Sister Vision)
  • Lavender Mansions edited by Irene Zahava (Westview)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

  • Sister and Brother edited by Joan Nestle and John Preston (HarperSanFrancisco)
  • One Teacher in Ten edited by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)
  • Out of the Class Closet edited by Julia Penelope (Crossing)
  • Long Road to Freedom edited by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
  • Queer Reader edited by Patrick Higgins (New)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • Am I Blue? edited by Marion Dane Bauer (HarperChildren’s)
  • 2 Teenagers In 20 edited by Ann Heron (Alyson)
  • Dive by Stacey Donovan (Dutton Children’s)
  • Oscar Wilde by Scott Nunokawa (Chelsea House)
  • Tiger Flowers by Patricia Quinlan (Dial Books)

Drama

  • Angels in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner (TCG)
  • Jeffrey by Paul Rudnick (Plume)
  • The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me by David Drake (Anchor)
  • Heroes and Saints & Other Plays by Cherrie Moraga (West End)
  • Second Coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage (HerBooks)

Editor’s Choice

  • Traitor to the Race by Mab Segrest (South End)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • My Own Country by Abraham Verghese (Simon & Schuster)
  • Last Watch of the Night by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace)
  • My Life as a Pornographer by John Preston (Richard Kasak)
  • Knowing When to Stop by Ned Rorem (Simon & Schuster)
  • Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite by Lawrence Mass (Cassell)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst (Pantheon)
  • Cultural Revolution by Norman Wong (Persea)
  • American Studies by Mark Merlis (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Sacred Lips of the Bronx by Doug Sadownick (St. Martin’s)
  • Nightswimmer by Joseph Olshan (Simon & Schuster)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (Random House)
  • Mad Man by Samuel Delaney (Richard Kasak)
  • The Alienist by Caleb Carr (Random House)
  • Mask for a Diva by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
  • Queer Kind of Love by George Baxt (Otto Penzler)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Collected Poems by Thom Gunn (FSG)
  • The Other Man Was Me by Raphael Campo (Arte Publico)
  • Ghost Letters by Richard McCann (Alice James)
  • Wishing for Wings by Assotto Saint (Galiens Press)
  • West of Yesterday, East of Summer by Paul Monette (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Studies

  • Gay New York by George Chauncy (BasicBooks)
  • Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell (Villard)
  • Gay Soul edited by Mark Thompson (HarperSanFrancisco)
  • Last Watch of the Night by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace)
  • Queer and Loathing by David Feinberg (Viking)

Humor

  • The Dyke and the Dybbuk by Ellen Galford (Seal)
  • Barrel Fever by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
  • Unofficial Gay MANual by Kevin Dilallo and Jack Krumholtz (Doubleday/Main Street)
  • Glamourpuss by Christian McLaughlin (Dutton)
  • Case of the Good-For-Nothing Girlfriend by Mabel Maney (Cleis)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures edited by Renate Stendhal (Algonquin)
  • Serving in Silence by Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer and Chris Fisher (Viking)
  • One Art: Letters by Elizabeth Bishop (FSG)
  • The Power and the Passion of M. Carey Thomas by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz (Knopf)
  • Memoir of a Race Traitor by Mab Segrest (South End)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Gifts of the Body by Rebecca Brown (HarperCollins)
  • House Rules by Heather Lewis (Doubleday/Nan Talese)
  • Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
  • The Dyke and the Dybbuk by Ellen Galford (Seal)
  • Sir Fry by Emma Donoghue (HarperCollins)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Small Sacrifice by Ellen Hart (Seal)
  • Case of the Good-For-Nothing Girlfriend by Mabel Maney (Cleis)
  • Sister’s Keeper by Randye Lordon (St. Martin’s)
  • Body Guard by Claire McNab (Naiad)
  • My Sweet Untraceable You by Sandra Scoppetone (Little Brown)

Lesbian Poetry

  • Winter Numbers by Marilyn Hacker (Norton)
  • American Dreams by Sapphire (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Haruko/Love Poems by June Jordan (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Normal Sex by Linda Smukler (Firebrand)
  • White Pine by Mary Oliver (Random House)

Lesbian Studies

  • Skin by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand)
  • My American History by Sarah Schulman (Routledge)
  • Chloe Plus Olivia edited by Lillian Faderman (Viking)
  • Sportsdykes edited by Susan Fox Rogers (St. Martin’s)
  • Her Tongue on My Theory by Kiss & Tell (Press Gang)

Photography/Visual Arts

  • Family by Nancy Andrews (HarperSanFrancisco)
  • Out in America by Out Magazine (Viking Studio)
  • Masked Culture by Jack Kugelmass (Columbia University)
  • Long Road to Freedom edited by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
  • Art of the Male Nude by Jim French (State of Man)

Publisher’s Service Award

  • Barbara Smith, Kitchen Table Press

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Trouble and Her Friends by Melissa Scott (TOR)
  • The Furies by Suzy McKee Charnas (TOR)
  • Metal Angel by Nancy Springer (ROC Fantasy)
  • Storm Warning by Mercedes Lackey (Daw)
  • Warrriors of Isis by Jean Stewart (Rising Tide)

Small Press

  • Her Tongue on My Theory by Kiss & Tell (Press Gang)
  • B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy (Alyson)
  • Skin by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand)
  • We Came All The Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? by Achy Obejas (Cleis)
  • American Dreams by Sapphire (Serpent’s Tail)

6th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 13, 1994 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Anthologies

  • Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader by Henry Abelove, Michele Aina Barale and David Halperin (Routledge)
  • Growing Up Gay edited by Bennett L. Singer (New)
  • Lesbian Culture by Julia Penelope and Susan Wolfe (Crossing)
  • Sisters, Sexperts, and Queers by Arlene Stein (Plume)
  • Eyes of Desire by Raymond Luczak (Alyson)

Children’s/Young Adult Literature

  • The Cat Came Back by Hilary Mullins (Naiad)
  • Saturday is Pattyday by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Annette Hegel (New Victoria)
  • We’re Not Alone by Rik Isensee (Lavender Press)
  • Living In Secret by Christina Salat (Bantam)
  • Uncle What-Is-It Is Coming To Visit!! written and illustrated by Michael Willhoite (Alyson Wonderland)

Drama

  • Angels in America: Millenium Approaches by Tony Kushner (TCG)
  • The Destiny of Me by Larry Kramer (Plume)
  • Falsettos by William Finn (Plume)
  • We Oughta Be In Pictures by Julia Willis (Alamo Square)
  • She’s Always Liked the Girls Best by Claudia Allen (Third Side)

Editor’s Choice

  • A Star Bright Lie by Coleman Dowell (Dalkey Archive)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • Genet by Edmund White (Knopf)
  • City Poet by Brad Gooch (Knopf)
  • Travels With Lizbeth by Lars Eighner (St. Martin’s)
  • Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas (Viking)
  • Coming Unbuttoned by James Broughton (City Lights)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • Living Upstairs by Joseph Hansen (Dutton)
  • Fragments that Remain by Steven Corbin (Alyson)
  • Martin and John by Dale Peck (HarperPerennial)
  • The Listener by Bo Huston (St. Martin’s)
  • Scissors, Paper, Rock by Fenton Johnson (Pocket)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • Catilina’s Riddle by Steven Saylor (St. Martin’s)
  • Mae West Murder Case by George Baxt (St. Martin’s)
  • Bohannon’s Country by Joseph Hansen (Viking)
  • Torsos by John Cooke (Warner)
  • Dead On Your Feet by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Tie: Collected Poems by James Schuyler (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • Tie: 1990 by Michael Klein (Provincetown Arts)
  • My Alexandria by Mark Doty (University of Illinois)
  • Orpheus in his Underwear by William Bory (Cythoera)
  • Tranquil Lake of Love by Carl Cook (Vega)

Gay Men’s Studies

  • Conduct Unbecoming by Randy Shilts (St. Martin’s)
  • Stonewall by Martin Duberman (Dutton)
  • A Place at the Table by Bruce Bawer (Poseidon)
  • Cherry Grove/Fire Island by Esther Newman (Beacon)
  • The Queen’s Throat by Wayne Koestenbaum (Vintage)

Humor

  • Spawn of Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • Hothead Paisan by Diane DiMassa (Cleis)
  • Whores of Lost Atlantis by Charles Busch (Hyperion)
  • Closet Case by Robert Rodi (Dutton)
  • Members of the Tribe by Michael Willhoite (Alyson)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • Marguerite Yourcenar by Josyanne Savigneau (University of Chicago)
  • Forty-Three Septembers by Jewelle Gomez (Firebrand)
  • How Am I To Be Heard: Letters of Lillian Smith edited by Rose Gladney (University of North Carolina)
  • Mary Renault by David Sweetman (Harcourt Brace)
  • Family Values by Phyllis Burke (Random House)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Written on the Body by Jeannette Winterson (Knopf)
  • Sea of Light by Jenifer Levin (Dutton)
  • Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (Firebrand)
  • Women On Women 2 edited by Joan Nestle & Naomi Holoch (Plume)
  • Home Movies by Paula Martinac (Seal)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Divine Victim by Mary Wings (Dutton)
  • Trouble In Transylvania by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
  • Long Goodbyes by Nikki Baker (Naiad)
  • Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse by Mabel Maney (Cleis)
  • I’ll Be Leaving You Always by Sandra Scoppetone (Little, Brown)

Lesbian Poetry

  • The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance by Audre Lorde (Norton)
  • The Last Generation by Cherrie Moraga (South End)
  • The Black Back-Ups by Kate Rushin (Firebrand)
  • Experimental Love Poetry by Cheryl Clarke (Firebrand)
  • Collected Poems (1930-1993) by May Sarton (Norton)

Lesbian Studies

  • Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold by Elizabeth Kennedy and Madeline Davis (Routledge)
  • Blood, Bread, and Roses by Judy Grahn (Beacon)
  • The Apparitional Lesbian by Terry Castle (Columbia University)
  • Vampires & Violets by Andrea Weiss (Penguin)
  • What is Found There by Adrienne Rich (Norton)

Publisher’s Service Award

  • Michael Denneny, St. Martin’s Press

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk (Bantam)
  • Drawing Blood by Poppy Brite (Delacorte)
  • In the Garden of Dead Cars by Sybil Claiborne (Cleis)
  • Burning Bright by Melissa Scott (TOR)
  • The Unfinished by Jay Laws (Alyson)

Small Press Book Award

  • Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (Firebrand)
  • Sojourner by Other Countries (Other Countries)
  • Lotus of Another Color by Ratti Rakesh (Alyson)
  • Eyes of Desire by Raymond Luczak (Alyson)
  • Blue by Denise Ohio (MacPherson & Co.)

5th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on July 13, 1993 by in Past Winners & Finalists

Children’s/Young Adult Literature

  • When Heroes Die by Penny Raife Durant (Atheneum)
  • The Daddy Machine by Johnny Valentine, illustrated by Lynette Schmidt (Alyson Wonderland)
  • A Boy’s Best Friend by Joan Alden, illustrated by Catherine Hopkins (Alyson Wonderland)
  • Drowning of Stephan Jones by Bette Greene (Bantam)
  • Day They Put a Tax on Rainbows by Johnny Valentine, illustrated by Lynette Schmidt (Alyson Wonderland)

Editor’s Choice

  • Gay Ideas by Richard Mohr (Beacon)

Gay Men’s Anthologies

  • A Member of the Family edited by John Preston (E.P. Dutton)
  • Men on Men 4 edited by George Stambolian (Plume)
  • Discontents edited by Dennis Cooper (Amethyst)
  • Flesh and the Word edited by John Preston (E.P. Dutton)
  • Here to Dare edited by Assotto Saint (Galiens)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • Let the Dead Bury the Dead by Randall Kenan (Harcourt Brace)
  • Winter Eyes by Lev Raphael (St. Martin’s)
  • Almost History by Christopher Bram (Donald I. Fine)
  • Latin Moon in Manhattan by Jaime Manrique (St. Martin’s)
  • Dream Life by Bo Huston (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • The Hidden Law by Michael Nava (HarperCollins)
  • Final Atonement by Steve Johnson (Onyx)
  • Third Man Out by Richard Stevenson (St. Martin’s)
  • Love You to Death by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
  • One for the Master, Two for the Fool by Larry Townsend (Alyson)

Gay Men’s Nonfiction

  • Becoming a Man by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace)
  • Homoerotic Photograph by Allen Ellenzweig (Columbia University)
  • Making History by Eric Marcus (HarperCollins)
  • Making Trouble by John D’Emilio (Routledge)
  • Heartlands by Darrell Yates Rist (E.P. Dutton)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • Counting Myself Lucky by Edward Field (Black Sparrow)
  • The Man with Night Sweats by Thom Gunn (Farrar Straus)
  • Ceremonies by Essex Hemphill (Plume)
  • Strong Place by Tim Dlugos (Amethyst)
  • Long Division by Rudy Kikel (Writers Block)

Gay Men’s Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh (TOR)
  • Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite (Abyss/Delacorte)
  • The Living One by Lewis Gannett (Random House)
  • Cry Gender by Thomas T. Thomas (Baen)
  • Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice (Knopf)

Humor

  • Dykes to Watch Out For: The Sequel by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green by Eric Orner (St. Martin’s)
  • The Night Audrey’s Vibrator Spoke by Andrea Natalie (Cleis)
  • BB and the Diva by Rupert Kinnard (Alyson)
  • That’s Ms. Bulldyke to You, Charlie by Jane Caminos (Madwoman)

Lesbian Anthologies

  • The Persistent Desire edited by Joan Nestle (Alyson)
  • Write from the Heart edited by Anita L. Pace (Baby Steps)
  • Erotic Naiad edited by Katherine V. Forrest and Barbara Grier (Naiad)
  • Wolf Girls at Vassar edited by Anne MacKay (Ten Percent)
  • Poetry of Sex by Tee Corinne (Banned)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound by Judith Katz (Firebrand)
  • Empathy by Sarah Schulman (E.P. Dutton)
  • Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Terrible Girls by Rebecca Brown (City Lights)
  • On Ships at Sea by Madelyn Arnold (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Mystery

  • Two-Bit Tango by Elizabeth Pincus (Spinsters)
  • Crazy for Loving by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)
  • Deaths of Jocasta by J.M. Redman (New Victoria)
  • Lavender House Murder by Nikki Baker (Naiad)
  • Stage Fright by Ellen Hart (Seal)

Lesbian Nonfiction

  • Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Cook (Viking)
  • Persistent Desire edited by Joan Nestle (Alyson)
  • The Earth House by Jeanne DuPrau (New Chapter)
  • Practicing Eternity by Carol Givens and L. Diane Fortier (Paradigm)
  • Shattered Applause by Robert A. Schanke (Southern Illinois University)

Lesbian Poetry

  • Undersong by Audre Lorde (Norton)
  • Black Slip by Terry Wolverton (Clothespin Fever)
  • Cultivating Excess by Lori Anderson (Eighth Mountain)
  • According to Her Contours by Nancy Boutilier (Black Sparrow)
  • Lady Sun, Lady Moon by Diane Stein (Crossing)

Lesbian Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Ammonite by Nicola Griffith (Del Rey)
  • Return to Isis by Jean Stewart (Rising Tide)
  • Speaking Dreams by Severna Park (Firebrand)
  • Dreamships by Melissa Scott (TOR)
  • Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound by Judith Katz (Firebrand)

Publisher’s Service Award

  • Craig Rodwell Founder, Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop

Small Press Book Award

  • Memories That Smell Like Gasoline by David Wojnarowicz (Artspace)
  • A Perilous Advantage by Natalie Barney (New Victoria)
  • Here to Dare edited by Assotto Saint (Galiens)
  • To Kill a Cardinal by Michael Rumaker (Arthur Mann Kaye)
  • Hot Chicken Wings by Jyl Lynn Felman (Aunt Lute)