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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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