• WINNER: 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)


  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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)


  • WINNER (Tie): Slavs (Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness) by Tony Kushner (TCG)
  • WINNER (Tie): 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: Writings Banned in Canada introduced by Pat Califia and Janine Fuller (Cleis)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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)


  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: 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)


  • WINNER: 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)

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