• WINNER: Freedom in this Village: 25 Years of Black, Gay Men’s Writing edited by E. Lynn Harris (Carroll & Graf)
  • Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, & Sluts edited by Anna Camilleri (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Lesbian Pulp Fiction edited by Katherine Forrest (Cleis)
  • Everything I Have is Blue: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men edited by Wendell Ricketts (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Bullets and Butterflies: Queer Spoken Word Poetry edited by Emanuel Xavier (Suspect Thoughts)

Belles Lettres

  • WINNER: The Tricky Part by Martin Moran (Beacon)
  • Quicksands: A Memoir by Sybille Bedford (Counterpoint)
  • Tab Hunter Confidential by Tab Hunter, with Eddie Muller (Algonquin)
  • My One Night Stand with Cancer by Tania Katan (Alyson)
  • When I Knew edited by Robert Trachtenberg, illustrated by Tom Bachtell (Regan)


  • WINNER: February House by Sherrill Tippins (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Fabulous Sylvester by Joshua Gamson (Henry Holt)
  • Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted: The Life of Brion Gysin by John Geiger (The Disinformation Company)
  • Beyond Recall by Mary Meigs and Lise Weil (Talonbooks)
  • Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho, & Art by Diana Souhami (St. Martin’s)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • WINNER: Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai (Tundra)
  • Antonio’s Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto Gonzalez (Children’s Book)
  • Totally Joe by James Howe (Simon & Schuster)
  • And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson (Simon & Schuster)
  • Rainbow Road by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)


  • WINNER: Stolen Moments: Erotic Interludes 2 edited by Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)
  • Best Gay Erotica 2006 edited by Matt Bernstein Sycamore and Richard Labonte (Cleis)
  • Best Lesbian Erotica 2006 edited by Eileen Myles and Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Rode Hard But Away Wet: Lesbian Cowboy Erotica edited by Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Close Contact by Sean Wolfe (Kensington)

Gay Men’s Debut Fiction

  • WINNER: You Are Not the One by Vestal McIntyre (Carroll & Graf)
  • Setting the Lawn on Fire by Mack Friedman (Wisconsin)
  • Mother of Sorrows by Richard McCann (Pantheon)
  • The First Verse by Barry McCrea (Carroll & Graf)
  • Bilal’s Bread by Sulyman X (Alyson)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • WINNER: The Sluts by Dennis Cooper (Carroll & Graf)
  • German Officer’s Boy by Harlan Greene (Wisconsin)
  • Faith for Beginners by Aaron Hamburger (Random House)
  • What We Do is Secret by Kief Hillsbery (Villard)
  • Acqua Calda by Keith McDermott (Carroll & Graf)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • WINNER: One of These Things is Not Like the Other by D. Travers Scott (Suspect Thoughts)
  • The Actor’s Guide to Greed by Rick Copp (Kensington)
  • The Paper Mirror by Dorien Grey (GLB)
  • White Tiger by Michael Allen Dymmoch (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Cajun Snuff by W. Randy Haynes (Publish America)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • WINNER: Crush by Richard Siken (Yale)
  • School of the Arts by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • For Dust Thou Art by Timothy Lui (Southern Illinois)
  • Sugar by Martin Pousson (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Blue on Blue Ground by Aaron Smith (Pittsburgh)


  • WINNER: Don’t Get too Comfortable by David Rakoff (Doubleday)
  • Invasion of Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Alyson)
  • Juicy Mother by Jennifer Camper (Soft Skull)
  • What the L ? by Kate Clinton (Carroll & Graf)
  • Revenge of the Paste Eaters by Cheryl Peck (5 Spot, Warner)

Lesbian Debut Fiction

  • WINNER: The Beautifully Worthless by Ali Leibegott (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Crashing America by Katia Noyes (Alyson)
  • Manstealing for Fat Girls by Michelle Embree (Soft Skull)
  • In Too Deep by Ronica Black (Bold Strokes)
  • Bliss by Fiona Zedde (Kensington)

Lesbian Fiction

  • WINNER: Babyji by Abha Dawesar (Anchor)
  • Wild Dogs by Helen Humphrys (W. W. Norton)
  • With or Without You by Lauren Sanders (Akashic)
  • Five Books of Moses Lapinsky by Karen Tulchinsky (Raincoast)
  • Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson (Harcourt)

Lesbian Mystery

  • WINNER: Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders by Alicia Gaspar De Alba (Arte Publico)
  • Women of Mystery edited by Katherine Forrest (Haworth)
  • The Iron Girl by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Darkness Descending by Penny Mickelbury (Kings Crossing)
  • Justice Served by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)

Lesbian Poetry

  • WINNER: Directed by Desire: Collected Poems by June Jordan (Copper Canyon)
  • Where the Apple Falls by Samiya Bashir (RedBone)
  • Life Mask by Jackie Kay (Bloodaxe)
  • New and Selected Poems, Volume II by Mary Oliver (Beacon)
  • Eye of Water by Amber Flora Thomas (Pittsburgh)

LGBT Studies

  • WINNER: When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David by Susan Ackerman (Columbia)
  • Zest for Life: Lesbians’ Experience of Menopause by Jennifer Kelly (Spinifex)
  • Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch by Dwight A. McBride (NYU)
  • Lesbian Communities Festivals, Rvs And the Internet edited by Esther D. Rothblum and Penny Sablove (Harrington Park)
  • Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West by Ruth Vanita (Palgrave Macmillan)


  • WINNER: Words to Our Now by Thomas Glave (Minnesota)
  • Gore Vidal’s America by Dennis Altman (Polity)
  • Beyond the Down Low by Keith Boykin (Carroll & Graf)
  • Raising Boys without Men by Peggy Drexler (Rodale)
  • Women Together/Women Apart by Tirza True Latimer (Rutgers)


  • WINNER: Distant Shores, Silent Thunder by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)
  • Artist’s Dream by Gerri Hill (Bella)
  • Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
  • The Price of Temptation by M. J. Pearson (Seventh Window)
  • Walt Loves the Bearcat by Randy Boyd (West Beach)


  • WINNER: Daughters of an Emerald Dusk by Katherine V. Forrest (Alyson)
  • Fledgling by Octavia Butler (Seven Stories)
  • Shapers of Darkness by David B. Coe (Tor)
  • Temple Landfall by Jane Fletcher (Bold Strokes)
  • No Sister of Mine by Jeanne G’Fellers (Bella)


  • WINNER: Qu(e)erying Evangelism by Cheri DiNovo (Pilgrim)
  • The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades by Munya Andrews (Spinifex)
  • The Path of the Green Man by Michael Thomas Ford (Citadel)
  • I Am This One Walking Beside Me by Daniel Gebhardt (Pilgrim)
  • Fumbling Toward Divinity by Craig Hickman (Annabessacook Farm)


  • WINNER: Choir Boy by Charlie Anders (Soft Skull)
  • In a Queer Time and Place by Judith Halberstam (NYU)
  • Deliver Me from Nowhere by Tennessee Jones (Soft Skull)
  • Just Add Hormones by Matt Kailey (Beacon)
  • The Riddle of Gender by Deborah Rudacille (Pantheon)

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