Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 25th annual Lambda Literary Awards were recently announced. The Lammys celebrate GLBT literature and are given in many categories, including fiction, romance, biography/memoir, children's/young adult, and sf/fantasy/horror.

If you want your next read to have GLBT themse, this is a great list to start with! For the complete list of finalists, see the Lambda Literary Foundation web site. The site also lists past winners and nominees. 

Watch 2012 Lammy for the winners in May! Here are finalist titles that the Denver Public Library owns, you may be able to acquire other titles on the list through Interlibrary Loan.

Bisexual Literature

History of a Pleasure Seeker, Richard Mason, Random House / Alfred A. Knopf

In One Person, John Irving, Simon & Schuster

Gay General Fiction

The Absolutist, John Boyne, Other Press

The Lava in My Bones, Barry Webster, Arsenal Pulp Press

Lovers, Daniel Arsand, Europa Editions

These Things Happen, Richard Kramer, Unbridled Books

Gay Memoir/Biography

Fire in the Belly, Cynthia Carr, Bloomsbury

Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir, Reynolds Price, Scribner

My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man’s Odyssey, Charles Rowan Beye, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Gay Mystery

Dos Equis, Anthony Bidulka, Insomniac Press

Gay Poetry

Looking for the Gulf Motel, Richard Blanco, University of Pittsburgh Press

Slow Lightning, Eduardo C. Corral, Yale University Press

Gay Romance

Don’t Let Me Go, J.H. Trumble, Kensington

Lesbian General Fiction
Carry the One, Carol Anshaw, Simon & Schuster

The Last Nude, Ellis Avery, Riverhead Books

Theft: A Novel, BK Loren, Counterpoint Press

The World We Found: A Novel, Thrity Umrigar, HarperCollins Publishers / Harper

Lesbian Memoir/Biography

All We Know: Three Lives, Lisa Cohen, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama, Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, Sarah Schulman, University of California Press

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson, Grove/Atlantic

Lesbian Mystery

Jacob’s War, C.P. Rowlands, Bold Strokes Books

Lemon Reef, Robin Silverman, Bold Strokes Books

Rest for the Wicked, Ellen Hart, Minotaur Books

Lesbian Poetry

Snowflake/different streets, Eileen Myles, Wave Books

Lesbian Romance

Dark Wings Descending, Lesley Davis, Bold Strokes Books 

Love Match, Ali Vali, Bold Strokes Books

Month of Sundays, Yolanda Wallace, Bold Strokes Books

Runaway, Anne Laughlin, Bold Strokes Books

LGBT Anthology

No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, Justin Hall – Editor, Fantagraphics Books

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, AK Press

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult

Adaptation, Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Simon & Schuster/ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Ask the Passengers, A.S. King, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Flux Books

Every Day, David Levithan, Knopf Books for Young Readers

Kiss the Morning Star, Elissa Janine Hoole, Amazon Children’s Publishing

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth, Balzer + Bray

Personal Effects, E.M. Kokie, Candlewick Press

Silhouette of a Sparrow, Molly Beth Griffin, Milkweed Editions

LGBT Debut Fiction

The Evening Hour, Carter Sickels, Bloomsbury

Love, In Theory: Ten Stories, E.J. Levy, University of Georgia Press/Flannery O’Connor  Award for Short Fiction

Monstress, Lysley Tenorio, HarperCollins Publishers / Ecco

LGBT Nonfiction

Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America, Christopher Bram, Hachette Book Group/Twelve

Far From The Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, Andrew Solomon, Scribner

Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas, Dale Carpenter, W. W. Norton & Company

I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters, Michael Long, Editor, City Lights

Real Man Adventures, T Cooper, McSweeney’s

LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

Heiresses of Russ 2012: the Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction, Connie Wilkins and Steve Berman, Lethe Press

Night Shadows: Queer Horror, Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann, eds., Bold Strokes Books

LGBT Studies
How To Be Gay, David M. Halperin, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Written by Becker on March 7, 2013

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