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  • Our Caribbean edited by Thomas Glave (Duke University Press)
  • A Casulty of War: Gay Short Fiction by Peter Burton (Arcadia Books)
  • Live Through This edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev (Seven Stories Press)
  • Love, West Hollywood edited by Chris Freeman and James J. Berg (Alyson)
  • Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing edited by Raphael Kadushin (University of Wisconsin Press)


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  • Open by Jenny Block (Seal Press)
  • Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love & Desire by Lisa M. Diamond (Harvard University Press)
  • The Bishop’s Daughter by Honor Moore (W.W. Norton)
  • Kinsey Zero Through Sixty: Bisexual Perspectives on Kinsey by Ron Jackson Suresha (Taylor & Francis Journals)
  • Rimbaud by Edmund White (Atlas & Company)


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  • Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) by Thea Hillman (Manic D Press)
  • 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert & Rex Ray (Seven Stories Press)
  • Two Truths and a Lie by Scott Schofield (Homofactus Press)
  • Boy with Flowers by Ely Shipley (Barrow Street Press)
  • Transgender History by Susan Stryker (Seal Press)


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  • Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg (Dutton)
  • Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel by Christian Burch (Simon and Schuster)
  • How They Met & Other Stories by David Levithan (Knopf Children’s Books)
  • Mousetraps by Pat Schmatz (Carolrhoda Books)
  • What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon and Schuster)


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  • The Second Coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage (Outskirts Press)
  • Phi Alpha Gamma by Dan Bernitt (Sawyer House)
  • Radical Acts: Collected Political Plays by Martin Duberman (The New Press)
  • Two Truths and a Lie by Scott Schofield (Homofactus Press)
  • Vile Affections by Vanda (Original Works Publishing)


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  • Loving The Difficult by Jane Rule (Hedgerow Press)
  • Me as Her Again by Nancy Agabian (Aunt Lute Books)
  • If I Could Write This in Fire by Michelle Cliff (Univ of Minnesota Press)
  • Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America 1861-2003 by William N. Eskridge Jr (Penguin Group)
  • Beyond (Straight & Gay) Marriage by Nancy Polikoff (Beacon Press)
  • Drifting Toward Love by Kai Wright (Beacon Press)


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  • Turnskin by Nicole Kimberling (Blind Eye Books)
  • The Archer’s Heart by Astrid Amara (Blind Eye Books)
  • The Magician and the Fool by Barth Anderson (Bantam Del Rey)
  • Wilde Stories 2008 by Steve Berman (Lethe Press)
  • Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories by Craig Gidney (Lethe Press)


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  • Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality by Regina Kunzel (The University of Chicago Press)
  • Tomboys: A Literary & Cultural History by Michelle Ann Abate (Temple University Press)
  • The Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington by Amin Ghaziani (The University of Chicago Press)
  • Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, & the Politics of Progressive Reform by Kevin P. Murphy (Columbia University Press)
  • Screening Sex by Linda Williams (Duke University Press)


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  • The Bruise by Magdalena Zurawski (Fiction Collective Two/University of Alabama Press)
  • Red Audrey & the Roping by Jill Malone (Bywater Books)
  • Passing for Black by Linda Villarosa (Kensington)
  • Closer to Fine by Meri Weiss (Kensington)
  • Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind by Chavisa Woods (Fly by Night Press)


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  • In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip by Radclyffe and Karin Kallmaker (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Lipstick on Her Collar by Sacchi Green and Rakelle Valencia (Pretty Things Press)
  • Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures by Lynne Jamneck (Lethe Press)


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  • Tie: The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Tie: All the Pretty Girls by Chandra Mayor (Conundrum Press)
  • The Slow Fix by Ivan E. Coyote (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Map of Ireland by Stephanie Grant (Scribner)
  • Breaking Spirit Bridge by Ruth Perkinson (Spinsters Ink)


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  • Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir by Maureen Seaton (University of Wisconsin Press)
  • Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy by Susan Griffin (Shambhala Publications)
  • Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) by Thea Hillman (Manic D Press)
  • Sex Variant Woman by Joanne Passet (Da Capo)
  • Case of a Lifetime by Abbe Smith (Palgrave Macmillan)


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  • Whacked by Josie Gordon (Bella Books)
  • Blind Faith by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Sweet Poison by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Losers Weepers by Jessica Thomas (Bella Books)
  • Calling the Dead by Ali Vali (Bold Strokes Books)


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  • love belongs to those who do the feeling by Judy Grahn (Red Hen Press )
  • Interpretive Work by Elizabeth Bradfield (Arktoi/Red Hen Press)
  • Kissing Dead Girls by Daphne Gottlieb (Soft Skull Press)
  • Same Life by Maureen N. McLane, Farrar (Straus and Giroux)
  • Two Minutes of Light by Nancy K. Pearson (Perugia Press)


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  • The Kiss That Counted by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)
  • Finding Home by Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes Books)
  • A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Hotel Liaison by JLee Meyer (Bold Strokes Books)
  • The Lonely Hearts Club by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)


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  • Finlater by Shawn Stewart Ruff (Quote Editions)
  • Shuck by Daniel Allen Cox (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Light Fell by Evan Fallenberg (Soho Press)
  • The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie The Second by Drew Ferguson (Kensington)
  • The Steve Machine by Mike Hoolboom (Coach House Books)


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  • Best Gay Erotica 2009 by Richard Labonte & James Lear (Cleis Press)
  • The Secret Tunnel by James Lear (Cleis Press)
  • Hard Working Men by William Maltese, Victor J. Banis, Jardonn Smith, & J.P. Bowie (MLR Press)


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  • We Disappear by Scott Heim (Harper Perennial)
  • Stray Dog Winter by David Francis (Macadam/Cage Publishing)
  • The Torturer’s Wife by Thomas Glave (City Light Publishers)
  • The Conversion by Joseph Olshan (St. Martin’s Press)
  • The Boomerang Kid by Jay Quinn (Alyson)


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  • Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love by Sheila Rowbotham (Verso Books)
  • Bringing Him Home by Aaron Cooper (Late August Press)
  • Swish by Joel Derfner (Broadway Books)
  • Assisted Loving by Bob Morris (Harper)
  • King of Shadows by Aaron Shurin (City Lights Publishers)


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  • First You Fall by Scott Sherman (Alyson Books)
  • The Fisher Boy by Stephen Anable (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Sundowner Ubuntu by Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac Press)
  • Mahu Fire by Neil Plakcy (Alyson Books)
  • Spider Season by John Morgan Wilson (St. Martin’s Press)


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  • Tie: Fire to Fire by Mark Doty (Harper)
  • Tie: Now You’re the Enemy by James Allen Hall (Univ. of Arkansas Press)
  • Want by Rick Barot (Sarabande Press)
  • Please by Jericho Brown (New Issues)
  • My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer by Jack Spicer, edited by Peter Gizzi & Kevin Killian (Wesleyan University Press)


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  • Got ’til it’s Gone by Larry Duplechan (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Mexican Heat by Laura Baumbach & Josh Lanyon (MLR Press)
  • The Protector by N.L. Gassert (Seventh Window Publications)

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8 Responses to “21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards”

  1. […] fiction about trans people does exist. Charlie Anders won a Lammy with the novel, Choir Boy. Online web comics, perhaps thanks to the influence of manga and anime, […]

  2. […] is the finest yet in a powerful series,” and there were other positive reviews.  Judges for the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards made it a finalist for best gay men’s mystery.  Is it possible that all these people read a […]

  3. 29 May 2010 at 4:40 PM #

    Where is the listing of winners/finalist for 2009? You just announced the 2010 but I can’t find the lisitng for 2009. Thanks.

    • 31 May 2010 at 2:00 PM #

      Hi Frank. The 2010 Awards are for books published in 2009. The 2008 List is for books published in 2008. The 2010 is the 2009. We’re working on ways to make this easier for readers.

  4. 27 June 2010 at 10:31 AM #

    Long version:
    2010 Awards for books published in 2009.

    Short v:
    2010 Awards for 2009 books

  5. […] Stars conference, we had the pleasure of meeting Bill Konigsberg, a YA author who has won the Lambda Literary Award for his debut novel, Out of the Pocket. In a panel discussion, he explained his writing as the […]

  6. […] Stars conference, we had the pleasure of meeting Bill Konigsberg, a YA author who has won the Lambda Literary Award for his debut novel, Out of the Pocket. In a panel discussion, he explained his writing as the […]

  7. […] Lambda Literary Award (Childrens / Young Adults) […]

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