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Kick off Pride Month by reading these Lambda Literary Award winners.

Katie Yee

June 1, 2020, 10:48am

For over 30 years, Lambda Literary has been celebrating LGBTQ literature. This vital organization has been an advocate and support system for LGBTQ writers, their communities, and their stories. In lieu of an in-person ceremony, Lambda Literary will be hosting a series of virtual happy hours all month long with Wilson Cruz, Samantha Irby, Glennon Doyle, Chani Nicholas, Lily Tomlin, Nico Tortorella (yes, of Younger fame!), and more.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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FICTION
Lesbian Fiction: Patsy, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Liveright Publishing
Gay Fiction: Lot, Bryan Washington, Riverhead Books
Bisexual Fiction: Exquisite Mariposa, Fiona Alison Duncan, Soft Skull Press
Transgender Fiction: Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian), Hazel Jane Plante, Metonymy Press

 

NONFICTION
Bisexual Nonfiction: Socialist Realism, Trisha Low, Coffee House Press
Transgender Nonfiction: We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma, Nightboat Books
LGBTQ Nonfiction: In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press

 

POETRY
Lesbian Poetry: & more black, t’ai freedom ford, Augury Books
Gay Poetry: SLINGSHOT, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, Nightboat Books
Bisexual Poetry: Pet Sounds, Stephanie Young, Nightboat Books
Transgender Poetry: HULL, Xandria Phillips, Nightboat Books

 

MYSTERY
Lesbian Mystery: Galileo, Ann McMan, Bywater Books
Gay Mystery: Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel, Michael Nava, Persigo Press

 

MEMOIR AND BIOGRAPHY
Lesbian Memoir/Biography: We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir, Samra Habib, Viking Canada
Gay Memoir/Biography: How We Fight for Our Lives, Saeed Jones, Simon & Schuster

 

ROMANCE
Lesbian Romance: Aurora’s Angel: A Dark Fantasy Romance, Emily Noon, Bluefire Books
Gay Romance: Joseph Chapman: My Molly Life, James Lovejoy, Self-published

 

LGBTQ ANTHOLOGY (tie)
Love WITH Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, AK Press
A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969, Noam Sienna, Print-O-Craft

 

LGBTQ CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT
Children’s/Middle Grade: Hazel’s Theory of Evolution, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, HarperCollins
Young Adult: The Grief Keeper, Alexandra Villasante, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

 

LGBTQ COMICS
Cannonball, Kelsey Wroten, Uncivilized Books

 

LGBTQ DRAMA
A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson, produced by Playwrights Horizons

 

LGBTQ EROTICA
Whore Foods, LA Warman, Inpatient Press

 

LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
The Deep, Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes, Gallery/Saga Press

 

LGBTQ STUDIES
All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence, Emily L. Thuma, University of Illinois Press

 

[h/t Vanity Fair]

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