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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
E. Patrick Johnson
Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo
Jaye Robin Brown
Donna K. Ford
Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme
The Other Foundation
M. Ullrich
Alyssa Cole
Saundra Mitchell
Micah Rajunov and Scott Duane
Luiza Flynn-Goodlett
Jeff Mann and Julia Watts
Aishah Shahidah Simmons
Virginia Hale
Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Nicole Melleby
M. Ullrich
Alexandra Villasante
Erin Zak
Ellen Hart
Samra Habib
Franny Choi
Sharanpal Ruprai
Lee Ann Roripaugh
Emily Noon
Rocío Carlos
Gala Mukomolova
Amelia Ellis
Saidiya Hartman
Etel Adnan, Sarah Riggs (translator)
t'ai freedom ford
Shira Erlichman
Jaquira Díaz
Claire O'Dell
Ann McMan
Catherine Maiorisi
Edie Windsor with Joshua Lyon
Benjamin Moser
Julia Koets
Madeline ffitch
Carolina De Robertis
James Lovejoy
Shannon Pufahl
Elissa Altman
Jacqueline Woodson
T Kira Madden
Nicole Dennis-Benn

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