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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 book title or author, or filter the overall list by publication year or category in any combination of the fields shown.

Please 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 2019 Lammys would have a publication year of 2018 in this table.

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Category
Book Title
Author Name
Publisher
Award Status
The Other Foundation
Taneka Stotts & Sfé R. Monster
Miah Jeffra, Chad Koch, et al.
Roxane Gay
Peter Dickinson, C.E. Gatchalian, Kathleen Oliver, Dalbir Singh
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Rikki Beadle-Blair, John R. Gordon
Sadie Epstein-Fine & Makeda Zook
Jude Lucens
Jennifer Natalya Fink
Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (translator)
Lilah Suzanne
J.E. Sumerau
Katrina Carrasco
Nathan Alling Long
Emily Strelow
Sophie Lucido Johnson
Julietta Singh
Anthony Moll
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Fatimah Asghar
Frances Donovan
Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul
Duy Doan
Mark Oshiro
Adib Khorram
Ashley Herring Blake
Kacen Callender
Claire Legrand
Angelo Surmelis
Elizabeth Acevedo
Kacen Callender
Daniel Alexander Jones
Jen Silverman
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
Miranda Rose Hall
Erin Markey
Sacchi Green
Niki Smith
Matthew Bright
Blue Delliquanti & Kazimir Lee
Tom Cardamone
John R. Gordon
Édouard Louis, Lorin Stein (translator)
Joshua Whitehead
Martin Duberman
Patrick Nathan
Uzodinma Iweala
David Jackson Ambrose
Joseph Cassara
Lillian Faderman
Alexander Chee
Darnell L. Moore
Deray Mckesson
Jerry Torre & Tony Maietta
Jeffrey C. Stewart
Edmund White
Casey Gerald
Joseph Olshan
Marshall Thornton
David S. Pederson
John Copenhaver
Marshall Thornton
Bud Gundy
Neil S. Plakcy
Jeffrey Round
Aldrin Valdez
Justin Phillip Reed
Kazim Ali
Tommy Pico
Hieu Minh Nguyen
Jonah Mixon-Webster
Brane Mozetič, Barbara Jursa (translator)
Carl Phillips
S.C. Wynne
Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore
Kris Jacen
Kayleigh Sky
Christina Lee & Riley Hart
Melanie Hansen
Angela McCallister
Jenny Holiday
Mark Russell; Sean Parsons, Mark Morales, Howard Porter, and Mike Feehan (Illustrators)
Paige Braddock
Tillie Walden
Eric Kostiuk Williams
Tommi Parrish
Michelle Perez, Remy Boydell (illustrator)
Steve MacIsaac
Jeanne Thornton & Tara Madison Avery
Trifonia Melibea Obono, Lawrence Schimel (translator)
Sarah Schulman
Genevieve Hudson
Amber Dawn
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Nona Caspers
Larissa Lai
Krystal A. Smith
Sandra Gail Lambert
Barrie Jean Borich
Julia Van Haaften
Zahra Patterson
Marusya Bociurkiw
Sarah Viren
Esther Newton
Lindsay Nixon
Catherine Maiorisi
Claire O’Dell
Ellen Hart
Joseph Fink
Charlotte Greene
A. Rose Mathieu
Linda J. Wright
Gerri Hill
Emilia Nielsen
Ru Puro
Eileen Myles
Marylyn Tan
Tess Liem
Kristin Chang
Etel Adnan
Jane Miller
Aurora Rey
Ann McMan
Erin Zak
Jenny Frame
Rachel Spangler
Jae
Lola Keeley
Sheri Lewis Wohl
Ria Brodell
Martin Duberman
Piper J. Daniels
C.J. Janovy
Avery Cassell
Charlene A. Carruthers
Sonya Taaffe
Aliette de Bodard
Clay AD
Fletcher DeLancey
Margaret Killjoy
Isaac R. Fellman
JY Yang
C.L. Polk
E. Patrick Johnson
Lyndon K. Gill
Myrl Beam
Keridwen N. Luis
Andrew Billings & Leigh Moscowitz
T. Jackie Cuevas
Anne Balay
William T. Hoston
Jordy Rosenberg
Akwaeke Emezi
Calvin Gimpelevich
Casey Plett
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Thomas Page McBee
Julian Gill-Peterson
Vivek Shraya
Aren Z. Aizura
Joy Ladin
Luna Merbruja
Gwen Benaway
Sara Mithra
Raquel Salas Rivera
Ely Shipley
Candace Walsh & Barbara Straus Lodge
Cat Fitzpatrick & Casey Plett (editors)
Joamette Gil
Makhosazana Xaba & Karen Martin
Charlie Craggs
Avi Ben-Zeev and Pete Bailey
Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton (editors)
Juliana Delgado Lopera
J.E. Sumerau
Zoey Leigh Peterson
Andrea Lawlor
Barbara Browning
Georgette Gouveia
Roxane Gay
Julene Tripp Weaver
Monica Meneghetti
Sarah Dooley
Christina Lauren
April Daniels
Nina Packebush
Kay Haring, Robert Neubecker (illustrator)
Rebecca Podos
Will Kostakis
Martin Wilson
Scott C. Sickles
Tom MacRae, Jonathan Butterell & Dan Gillespie Sells
Trey Anthony
Paula Vogel
Audrey Cefaly
Steve Berman
Siri Caldwell
L.A. Witt
D.L. King
Sacchi Green
John Rechy
Nnanna Ikpo
Andrew Sean Greer
Matthew Lansburgh
Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Édouard Louis
John Boyne
Joan Dempsey
Parvez Sharma
Jonathan Alexander
José Antonio Rodríguez
Kenny Fries
Alan Bennett
Chiké Frankie Edozien
Victor Corona
Marshall Thornton
Kate Sherwood
Kim Fielding
Marshall Thornton
Mark Zubro
Michael Nava
C. S. Poe
Rhys Ford
Danez Smith
Charif Shanahan
Tommy Pico
Randall Mann
Cedar Sigo
Frederick Speers
Chen Chen
CA Conrad
L.A. Witt
Bryan T. Clark
Laurie Loft
Audra North
Johnny Diaz
Tom Mendicino
Adrienne Wilder
Christine d’Abo
Eric Kostiuk Williams
Nicole J. Georges
Gengoroh Tagame
Emil Ferris
Tillie Walden
Roxane Gay
Carmen Maria Machado
SJ Sindu
Anne Garréta
Leona Beasley
Patricia A. Smith
Chavisa Woods
Ariel Gore
Melissa Febos
Eileen Myles
Renate Stendhal
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Anne-christine d’Adesky
Cari Hunter
Ellen Hart
A.E. Radley
Kate Jessica Raphael
Anne Holt
Jessica L. Webb
M. Redmann
Andrea Bramhall
Constance Merritt
Sarah Pinder
Dawn Lundy Martin
Ana-Maurine Lara
Sina Queyras
Rosamond S. King
Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa
Jen Bervin
Rachel Spangler
Aurora Rey
Ann McMan
Yolanda Wallace
Ann Roberts
Yoshiyuki Ly
Julie Cannon
Karis Walsh
Avram Finkelstein
Anne Elizabeth Moore
Hida Viloria
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Myriam Gurba
John Chaich and Todd Oldham
Lara Elena Donnelly
Maggie Shen King
Rivers Solomon
Annalee Newitz
Kristen Ringman
Owen Keehnen
Lindsey Drager
Nicky Drayden
Alfredo Mirandé
Emily Hobson
Trevor Hoppe
Mari Ruti
David M. Halperin and Trevor Hoppe
Jaclyn Pryor
Ashley T. Shelden
Julio Capó
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Tobi Hill-Meyer (editor)
Amy Heart, Sugi Pyrrophyta, and Larissa Glasser (editors)
Jeanne Thornton
Bogi Takács (editor)
C. Riley Snorton
Rosalind Rosenberg
Brice Smith
Janet Mock
Sung Yim
Kai Cheng Thom
Juliana Huxtable
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Ching-In Chen
Kayleb Rae Candrilli
Jon Macy and Tara Madison Avery (editors)
Martha Amore and Lucian Childs (editors)
E. Patrick Johnson
David J. Getsy
Zena Sharman
Martin Hyatt
Alexis M. Smith
Abigail Child
Leopoldine Core
Ana Castillo
Elizabeth Hall
Ann Tweedy
Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and Sara Lubowitz
Brie Spangler
M.E. Girard
Juliann Rich
John Corey Whaley
C.B. Lee
Krystal Sutherland
Jeff Garvin
Marie Lu
Robert O’Hara
Lois Fine
Topher Payne
Meghan O’Brien
Marie Sexton and L.A. Witt
Scott Alexander Hess
Rebekah Weatherspoon
Alexa Black
Darryl Pinckney
Matthew Griffin
Joe Okonkwo
Sjón
Rabih Alameddine
Sarah Schulman
Jonathan Corcoran
Garth Greenwell
Will Schwalbe
Garrard Conley
Joseph Osmundson
Frederic Spotts
Augusten Burroughs
Michael Schreiber
Brian Blanchfield
Cleve Jones
Dal Maclean
L. A. Fields
Michael Nava
Janice Law
J. Aaron Sanders
Bryan Borland
Ocean Vuong
Aaron Smith
Sjohnna McCray
C. Dale Young
Rajiv Mohabir
Phillip B. Williams
Derrick Austin
Lisa Henry
Jamie Deacon
Jeff Mann
Marshall Thornton
Pene Henson
Alexis Hall
Richard Compson Sater
Garrett Leigh
P. Kristen Enos with Heidi Ho; Derek Chua, Leesamarie Croal, Casandra Grullon, Beth Varni, and Dan Parent (illustrators)
Eric Liberge and Arnaud Delalande, David Homel (translator)
Ed Luce
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Jacqueline Woodson
Kathy Anderson
Nicole Dennis-Benn
MB Caschetta
Lynda A. Archer
Lynn C. Miller
Cathleen Schine
Christina Crosby
Ma-Nee Chacaby
Tig Notaro
Joanne Passet
Gloria Joseph, PhD
Jessie Chandler
Cheryl A. Head
Andrea Bramhall
Lynn Ames
Jessica L. Webb
Lee Winter
Jennifer L. Jordan
T.L. Hart
Donika Kelly
Julie R. Enszer (editor)
Stacy Szymaszek
Etel Adnan
francine j. harris
Stephanie Adams-Santos
Vi Khi Nao
Arisa White
Barbara Ann Wright
Karma Kingsley
Lila Bruce
Kiki Archer
Susan Wittig Albert
Rachel Spangler
Marianne K. Martin
Yoshiyuki Ly
Donald Albrecht with Stephen Vider
David Greven
Jurek Wajdowicz
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Ariel Goldberg
Kristen Hogan
Sassafras Lowrey
Dayna Ingram
David Lennon
A.C. Wise
Michael Thomas Ford, Staven Andersen (illustrator)
Ras Mashramani, Rasheedah Phillips, Alex Smith, and M. Eighteen Téllez
Indra Das
Andrea Hairston
Qwo-Li Driskill
Gregory Woods
Andrew J. Jolivette
Jonathan Goldberg
Kevin Mumford
Omar G. Encarnación
Timothy Stewart-Winter
Jennifer Tyburczy
Kai Cheng Thom
Meredith Russo
jia qing wilson-yang
Lei Ming
Morgan Mann Willis
Julia Serano
Samuel Peterson
Chase Joynt and Mike Hoolbloom
Vivek Shraya
Kokumo
Jos Charles
Cameron Awkward-Rich
Jai Arun Ravine
Julie Bozza (editor)
Sfé R. Monster (editor), Taneka Stotts (assistant editor)
Damien Luxe, Heather M. Ács, and Sabina Ibarrola (editors)
Holly Hughes, Carmelita Tropicana, and Jill Dolan (editors)
Amy L. Stone and Jaime Cantrell
Nívea Castro with Geny Cabral
Torsten Højer (editor)
Merritt Kopas
Zoe Pilger
Emily Bingham
Kevin Hogan
Jeanette Winterson
Anna North
Sarah McCarry
Will Walton
Jerome Pohlen
Alex Gino
Adam Silvera
IW Gregorio
Becky Albertalli
Brian Selznick
Victor Yates
Mark S. Luckie
Paul Brownsey
Ioannis Pappos
Meliza Bañales
James Driggers
Libby Ware
Austin Bunn
Tanya Barfield
Jeanine Tesori (music), Lisa Kron (book and lyrics), Alison Bechdel (author)
Taylor Mac
Deborah Salem Smith
Bathsheba Doran
Jennifer Levine and Rian Darcy
Natty Soltesz
Miodrag Kojadinovic
William Holden
Michael Ampersant
Michael Golding
Andy Sinclair
Hasan Namir
Paul Russell
Mark Merlis
James Sie
Truman Capote
John Whittier Treat
Matthew Spender
Jean Findlay
Arsham Parsi and Marc Colbourne
Langdon Hammer
Bernard Cooper
Michael V. Smith
Brad Gooch
Jameson Currier
Jeffrey Round
Marshall Thornton
Jon Wilson
Wallace Godfrey
Rhys Ford
Christopher Bollen
Tom Mendicino
Robert Karjel
Roberto F. Santiago
Rickey Laurentiis
Francisco X. Alarcón
Nicholas Wong
Ben Ladouceur
Carl Phillips
Jee Leong Koh
Ralph Hamilton
Vanessa North
Ralph Josiah Bardsley
Alexis Hall
L.A. Witt
Garrett Leigh
Jay Bell
Debbie McGowan
Brad Boney
Jeremy Sorese
Maggie Thrash
Blue Delliquanti
EK Weaver
Ed Luce
Salome Wilde and Talon Rihai (editors)
Sinclair Sexsmith
Meghan O’Brien
Virginie Despentes
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
LaShonda Katrice Barnett
Debra Busman
Tiya Miles
Miranda July
Violette Leduc
Chinelo Okparanta
Cat Cora
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Carrie Brownstein
Kate Carroll de Gutes
Allison Gruber
Stevie Mikayne
Cari Hunter
Victoria Brownworth
R.E. Bradshaw
Ann Aptaker
Ellen Hart
Lee Winter
Debra Hyde
Claudia Rodriguez
Sara Jane Stoner
Margot Douaihy
Dawn Lundy Martin
Jessica Jacobs
JP Howard
Stephanie Gray
Melissa Buzzeo
Shelley Thrasher
Dillon Watson
Rachel Spangler
Jackie D
Julie Blair
Blythe H. Warren
Andrea Bramhall
Amy Dunne
Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski
Corbett Joan O’Toole
Joshua Gamson
Robert Lorway
Lillian Faderman
Jarrett Neal
Marcia M. Gallo
Ally Blue
J.A. Rock
Kate Sherwood
John Inman
Fletcher DeLancey
Robert Levy
Kirsty Logan
Jude McLaughlin
L.H. Stallings
Aaron Goodfellow
Madhavi Menon
Jane Ward
Petrus Liu
Valerie Traub
Michael Scott Monje, Jr.
Sassafras Lowrey
Roz Kaveney
Amy Ellis Nutt
Willy Wilkinson
Zane Thimmesch-Gill
Joy Ladin
kari edwards
Ryka Aoki
Bruce Gillespie
Charles Stephens and Steven G. Fullwood
Mark McNease and Stephen Dolainski (editors)
Douglas Ray (editor)
Leila J. Rupp & Susan K. Freeman
Sheela Lambert (editor)
Ron J. Suresha
Susie Hara
Ana Castillo
Vivek Shraya
Charles M. Blow
Alan Cumming
Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams (editors)
Susan Kuklin
Bridget Birdsall
Tim Federle
Karelia Stetz-Waters
Robin Talley
Jay Jordan Hawke
Suki Fleet
Raziel Reid
Elizabeth Earley
Vinton Rafe McCabe
Megan Milks
Dia Felix
Dan Lopez
Bob Sennett
Abdi Nazemian
Alden Jones
Daniel Pearle
Robert O’Hara
Adelina Anthony
Samuel D. Hunter
Steve Yockey
Hushicho
Raven Kaldera
Jerry Wheeler
Tiffany Reisz
William Holden
Judith Frank
Christos Tsiolkas
Tatamkhulu Afrika
Tom Spanbauer
Michael Carroll
Keith Banner
John R Gordon
Michael Nava
Sean Strub
Brent Phillips
Rob Smith
Edmund White
Alain Mabanckou, translated by Sara Meli Ansari
John Lahr
Richard Blanco
Philip Gefter
Jameson Currier
Katie Gilmartin
Marshall Thornton
David Swatling
David Lennon
Josh Lanyon
Janice Law
Rafe Haze
David J. Daniels
Timothy Liu
CAConrad
Saeed Jones
Jericho Brown
Michael Broder
Hieu Minh Nguyen
Danez Smith
Barry Lowe
Timothy Lambert and R.D. Cochrane
Georgina Li
Jim Provenzano
L.C. Chase
Jeff Mann
Lloyd A. Meeker
David Reddish
Elisha Lim
Kathleen Jacques
A.K. Summers
Joyce Brabner, Mark Zingarelli (illustrator)
Nick Sumida
Andi Marquette and R.G. Emanuelle
Cheyenne Blue
Diana Cage
Ann-Marie Macdonald
Qiu Miaojin, Translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Francine Prose
MB Caschetta
Shelly Oria
Brandy T. Wilson
Sarah Waters
Alexis De Veaux
Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks, with Barbara Smith
Lynette Loeppky
Kelly Cogswell
Ariel Gore
Terry Mutchler
Charles Atkins
Valerie Bronwen
Anne Laughlin
Ellen Hart
Stevie Mikayne
Lenelle Moïse
Rachel Zolf
Meg Day
Ellen Bass
Sina Queyras
Valerie Wetlaufer
Megan Volpert
Susanna Mishler
Kate McLachlan
Kris Bryant
Andrea Bramhall
Jesse J. Thoma
Marianne K. Martin
Clare Ashton
Robbi McCoy
Lisa Girolami
Lee Lynch
Rebecca J. Anderson
Hilton Als, Ann Temkin, Claudia Carson, Robert Gober, Paulina Pobocha, Christian Scheidemann
Julie Sondra Decker
Aaron H Devor
Clayton Delery-Edwards
Daryl Gregory
Chaz Brenchley
Lee Thomas
A. M. Dellamonica
Max Gladstone
Lea Daley
Craig Laurance Gidney
Noelle M. Stout
Rachel Hope Cleves
Vincent Woodard; Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride (editors)
Juana Maria Rodriguez