• WINNER: 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)


  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Howey 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)


  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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)


  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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)


  • WINNER (Tie): Gay Spirituality by Toby Johnson (Alyson)
  • WINNER (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

  • WINNER (Tie): Kamikaze Lust by Lauren Sanders (Akashic)
  • WINNER (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)


  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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)

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