It’s that time of the year again, time to vote for  2011 TLA Gaybie Awards. Nominees were selected the TLA Gay staff and award winners will be announced April 15th. Since there is no limit on the number of votes you may cast — we recommend voting often on their website. Book finalists below.

Best Fiction

  • Bob the Book by David Pratt (review | finalist)
  • By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham (review | interview | finalist)
  • Cowboys Can Fly by Ken Smith
  • E. Lynn Harris’ In My Father’s House
  • Stephen McCauley’s Insignificant Others (interview)
  • Armistead Maupin’s Mary Ann in Autumn (interview | review)
  • Alan Chin’s Match Maker (review)
  • Erik Orrantia’s Normal Miguel (reviewfinalist)
  • Tom Mendocino’s Probation (finalist)
  • Robin Reardon’s A Question of Manhood
  • K.M. Soehnlein’s Robin and Ruby (review)
  • David McConnell’s The Silver Hearted (reviewfinalist)

Best Erotic Fiction

  • Bears in the Wild: R. Jackson, editor
  • Best Gay Erotica 2011: Richard Labonte, editor (interviewfinalist)
  • College Boys: Gay Erotic Stories: Shane Allison, editor
  • Cowboy Up: edited by Rob Knight
  • Cut Hand by Mark Wildyr
  • Dog Tags and Cowboy Boots by Sean Michael
  • Hard Working Men: edited by Shane Allison
  • Silver Foxes: Steamy Stories of Older Men by C.B. Potts
  • Skater Boys: edited by Neil Plakcy
  • Sodomy: Stories by Simon Sheppard
  • The Boy Can’t Help It: Sensual Stories of Young Bottoms by Gavin Atlas
  • Hank Edwards’ Vancouver Nights (finalist)

Best Photo/Art Book

  • Howard Roffman’s Bel Ami: The Blush of Youth
  • Zack’s Bike Boy
  • Mike’s Bustin’ a Nut
  • Completely Stripped
  • Tony Duran’s Dieux du Stade
  • David Leddick, Heriberto Sanchez and David Vance’s Escort: 40 Profiles with Photographs of Men Who Sell Sex
  • Hair: Hairy Men in Gay Art
  • Illustrations: The Art of Patrick Fillion
  • Jewels: Adoration of the Penis
  • Paul Freeman’s Outback: Brumby
  • David Hurles/Old Reliable’s Outcast
  • George Quaintance’s Quaintance

Best Gay Mystery

  • A Sticky End by James Lear (review)
  • Aaron Bradley: Closet Detective by Timothy Owen (review)
  • Cockeyed: A Donald Strachey Mystery by Richard Stevenson (reviewfinalist)
  • Mahu Men by Neil Plakcy (review)
  • The Moonlit Earth by Christopher Rice (review | trailer)
  • Vieux Carre Voodoo: A Scotty Bradley Mystery by Greg Herren (reviewfinalist)

Best Gay Non-fiction Book

  • 50 Years of Queer Cinema: Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince
  • The Bucolic Plague: Josh Kilmer-Purcell (review | interview)
  • Just Kids: Patti Smith (review)
  • Me: Ricky Martin
  • Workin’ It: RuPaul
  • Secret Historian: Justin Spring (review | interview)

Best Gay Romantic Fiction

  • Michael Salvatore’s Between Boyfriends (review)
  • John Simpson’s Jack and Dave
  • Mark Abramson’s Snowman (review)
  • Michael Thomas Ford’s The Road Home (review | finalist)
  • J.R. Loveless’ Touch Me Gently
  • J.M. Colail’s Wes and Toren


One Response to “Gaybies Finalists Announced”

  1. […] Literary lists and links to the Book Finalists for TLA’s 2011 Gaybies. TLA Gaybies honor “the very best work in […]

Leave a Reply

Please fill the required box or you can’t comment at all. Please use kind words. Your e-mail address will not be published.

Gravatar is supported.

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>