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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
James Lovejoy
R.A. Thorn
Rick R. Reed
Garrett Leigh
Nicole Dennis-Benn
Bryan T. Clark
Elissa Altman
T Kira Madden
Jay Hogan
Marshall Thornton
Kristen Arnett
Carolina De Robertis
Chris Gill
Joseph Caldwell
Billy-Ray Belcourt
Douglas Crase
Siddharth Dube
Brian Teare
Liam McIlvanney
Lawrence Lacambra Ypil
Saeed Jones
Isaac Mizrahi
Jake Skeets
Chris Rush
Michael Nava
Michael Craft
David S. Pederson
Timothy Jay Smith
Greg Herren
Marshall Thornton
James Oseland
Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué
Ocean Vuong
Alvin Orloff
João Gilberto Noll, Edgar Garbelotto (translator)
Trisha Low
Guy Hocquenghem, Max Fox (translator)
Lindsey Drager
Dorothy Chan
De'Shawn Charles Winslow
Jaime Manrique
Bryan Washington
Ariana Reines
Faylita Hicks
mai c. doan
Camonghne Felix
Moina Pam Dick
Victoria Freeman
Stephanie Young
Cam Scott

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