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Congratulations to the 31st Annual LAMBDA Award winners

The best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books of the last year were honored at the 31st annual Lambda Literary Awards on Monday night in New York. The nonprofit organization awarded winners in 25 different categories along with three honorary awards. Also known as the Lammys, the categories range from fiction to romance to children's books. A plethora of quality books to add to your to-read list!


Lesbian Fiction: The Tiger Flu, Larissa Lai, Arsenal Pulp Press

Gay Fiction: Jonny Appleseed, Joshua Whitehead, Arsenal Pulp Press

Bisexual Fiction: Disoriental, Négar Djavadi, Translated by Tina Kover, Europa Editions

Bisexual Nonfiction: Out of Step: A Memoir, Anthony Moll, Mad Creek Books / The Ohio State University Press

Transgender Fiction: Little Fish, Casey Plett, Arsenal Pulp Press

Transgender Nonfiction: Histories of the Transgender Child, Julian Gill-Peterson, University of Minnesota Press

Lesbian Poetry: Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House, Ru Puro, New Issues Poetry & Prose

Gay Poetry: Indecency, Justin Phillip Reed, Coffee House Press

Bisexual Poetry: We Play a Game, Duy Doan, Yale University Press

Transgender Poetry: lo terciario / the tertiary, Raquel Salas Rivera, Timeless, Infinite Light

Lesbian Mystery: A Study in Honor: A Novel, Claire O’Dell, HarperCollins / HarperVoyager

Gay Mystery: Late Fees: A Pinx Video Mystery, Marshall Thornton, Kenmore Books

Lesbian Memoir/Biography: Chronology, Zahra Patterson, Ugly Duckling Presse

Gay Memoir/Biography: No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, Darnell L. Moore, Bold Type Books

Lesbian Romance: Beowulf For Cretins: A Love Story, Ann McMan, Bywater Books

Gay Romance: Crashing Upwards, S.C. Wynne, self-published

LGBTQ Erotica: Miles & Honesty in SCFSX!, Blue Delliquanti & Kazimir Lee, self-published

LGBTQ Anthology—Fiction: As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume II, The Other Foundation, Jacana Media

LGBTQ Anthology—Nonfiction: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Roxane Gay, HarperCollins / Harper Perennial

LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult: Hurricane Child, Kacen Callender, Scholastic / Scholastic Press

LGBTQ Drama: Draw the Circle, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Dramatists Play Service

LGBTQ Graphic Novels: The Lie and How We Told It, Tommi Parrish, Fantagraphics Books

LGBTQ SF/F/Horror: The Breath of the Sun, Isaac R. Fellman, Aqueduct

LGBTQ Studies: Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence Against Black Transgender Women in Houston, William T. Hoston, Peter Lang International Academic Publishers

A complete list of this year's nominees can be found here.

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The Book Slut

Can't wait to read Looking for Lorraine. I remember reading a piece by Imani around the time it was published, sounds absolutely fascinating.

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