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!




THE WINNERS


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


LGBTQ Nonfiction: Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, Imani Perry, Beacon 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.