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Lambda Literary Awards Finalists & Winners

For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards have recognized the best LGBTQ books published in a given year across dozens of categories.

Below is a directory of all previous Lammy finalists and winners dating back to 1988. You can search by a title or author, and filter by the drop-down fields.

Note that each year’s Lambda Literary Awards celebrates books published between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year. For example, books from the 2020 Lammys will show a publication year of 2019 in this table.

Publication Year
Book Title
Author Name
Award Status
S.J. Langer
Andrea Abi-Karam
M.Z. McDonnell
Andrea Long Chu
T Fleischmann
Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma (editors)
Samantha Allen
Bogi Takács
Cameron Awkward-Rich
Samuel Ace
Xandria Phillips
Bones McKay
Marlon James
Matthew Bright
Kara Keeling
Jac Jemc
Cyrus Grace Dunham
Nina MacLaughlin
Jian Neo Chen
Samantha Shannon
Rachel Pollack
Dana Seitler
Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes
Julie C. Day
Hazel Jane Plante
Robb Hernández
Emily L. Thuma
R.L. Cagle
Craig Laurance Gidney
Roberto Strongman
Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero O'Connell (illustrator)
Selby Wynn Schwartz
Akwaeke Emezi
W. Ian Bourland
E. Patrick Johnson
Vivek Shraya, Ness Lee (illustrator)
Tillie Walden
Hugh Ryan
Gary Garth McCann
Vikram Kolmannskog
Rory Power
Rosalind Chase
Robin Stevenson
LA Warman
Kelsey Wroten
Karen Tongson
Jaime Hernandez

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