21st Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced


    * Shuck, Daniel Allen Cox, Arsenal Pulp Press
    * Light Fell, Evan Fallenberg, Soho Press
    * The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie The Second, Drew Ferguson, Kensington
    * The Steve Machine, Mike Hoolboom, Coach House Books
    * Finlater, Shawn Ruff, Quote Editions


    * Want, Rick Barot, Sarabande Press
    * Please, Jericho Brown, New Issues
    * Fire to Fire, Mark Doty, HarperCollins
    * Now You're the Enemy, James Allen Hall, Univ. of Arkansas Press
    * My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, Jack Spicer, edited by Peter Gizzi & Kevin Killian, Wesleyan University Press


    * Open, Jenny Block, Seal Press
    * Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love & Desire,
      Lisa M. Diamond, Harvard University Press
    * The Bishop's Daughter, Honor Moore, W.W. Norton
    * Kinsey Zero Through Sixty: Bisexual Perspectives on Kinsey, Ron Jackson Suresha, Taylor & Francis Journals
    * Rimbaud, Edmund White, Atlas & Company


    * 10,000 Dresses, Marcus Ewert & Rex Ray, Seven Stories Press
    * Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word), Thea Hillman, Manic D Press
    * Two Truths and a Lie, Scott Schofield, Homofactus Press
    * Boy with Flowers, Ely Shipley, Barrow Street Press
    * Transgender History, Susan Stryker, Seal Press


    * A Casulty of War: Gay Short Fiction, Peter Burton, Arcadia Books
    * Live Through This, edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev, Seven Stories Press
    * Love, West Hollywood, edited by Chris Freeman and James J. Berg, Alyson
    * Our Caribbean, edited by Thomas Glave, Duke University Press
    * Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing, edited by Raphael Kadushin, University of Wisconsin Press


    * Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel, Christian Burch, Simon and Schuster
    * Out of the Pocket, Bill Konigsberg, Dutton
    * How They Met & Other Stories, David Levithan, Knopf Children's Books
    * Mousetraps, Pat Schmetz, Carolrhoda Books
    * What They Always Tell Us, Martin Wilson, Random House Children's Books
    * Love & Lies: Marisol's Story, Ellen Wittlinger, Simon and Schuster


    * Phi Alpha Gamma, Dan Bernitt, Sawyer House
    * Radical Acts: Collected Political Plays, Martin Duberman, The New Press
    * The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, Carolyn Gage, Outskirts Press
    * Two Truths and a Lie, Scott Schofield, Homofactus Press
    * Vile Affections, Vanda, Original Works Publishing


    * The Archer's Heart, Astrid Amara, Blind Eye Books
    * The Magician and the Fool, Barth Anderson, Bantam Del Rey
    * Wilde Stories 2008, Steve Berman, Lethe Press
    * Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories, Craig Gidney, Lethe Press
    * Turnskin, Nicole Kimberling, Blind Eye Books


    * Tomboys: A Literary & Cultural History, Michelle Ann Abate, Temple University Press
    * The Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington, Amin Ghaziani, The University of Chicago Press
    * Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality, Regina Kunzel, The University of Chicago Press
    * Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, & & the Politics of Progressive Reform, Kevin P. Murphy, Columbia University Press
    * Screening Sex, Linda Williams, Duke University Press


    * Red Audrey & the Roping, Jill Malone, Bywater Books
    * Passing for Black, Linda Villarosa, Kensington
    * Closer to Fine, Meri Weiss, Kensington
    * Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, Chavisa Woods, Fly by Night Press
    * The Bruise, Magdalena Zurawski, Fiction Collective Two/University of Alabama Press


    * Lipstick on Her Collar, Sacchi Green and Rakelle Valencia, Pretty Things Press
    * Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures, Lynne Jamneck, Lethe Press
    * In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip, Radclyffe and Karen Kallmaker, Bold Strokes Books


    * Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy, Susan Griffin,
      Shambhala Publications
    * Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word), Thea Hillman, Manic D Press
    * Sex Variant Woman, Joanne Passet, Da Capo
    * Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir, Maureen Seaton, University of Arkansas Press
    * Case of a Lifetime, Abbe Smith, Palgrave Macmillan


    * Blind Faith, Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Bold Strokes Books
    * Whacked, Josie Gordon, Bella Books
    * Sweet Poison, Ellen Hart, St. Martin's Press
    * Losers Weepers, Jessica Thomas, Bella Books
    * Calling the Dead, Ali Vali, Bold Strokes Books


    * Interpretive Work, Elizabeth Bradfield, Arktoi / Red Hen Press
    * Kissing Dead Girls, Daphne Gottlieb, Soft Skull Press
    * love belongs to those who do the feeling, Judy Grahn, Red Hen Press
    * Same Life, Maureen N. McLane, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    * Two Minutes of Light, Nancy K. Pearson, Perugia Press


    * Finding Home, Georgia Beers, Bold Stroked Books
    * A Pirate's Heart, Catherine Friend, Bold Strokes Books
    * The Kiss That Counted, Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books
    * Hotel Liaison, JLee Meyer, Bold Strokes Books
    * The Lonely Hearts Club, Radclyffe, Bold Strokes Books


    * Best Gay Erotica 2009, Richard Labonte & James Lear, Cleis Press
    * The Secret Tunnel, James Lear, Cleis Press
    * Hard Working Men, William Maltese, Victor J. Banis, Jardonn Smith, & J.P. Bowie, MLR Press


    * Bringing Him Home, Aaron Cooper, Late August Press
    * Swish, Joel Derfner, Broadway Books
    * Assisted Loving, Bob Morris, HarperCollins
    * Edward Carpenter:  A Life of Liberty and Love, Sheila Rowbotham, Verso Books
    * King of Shadows, Aaron Shurin, City Lights Publishers


    * The Fisher Boy, Stephen Anable, Poisoned Pen Press
    * Sundowner Ubuntu, Anthony Bidulka, Insomniac Press
    * Mahu Fire, Neil Plakcy, Alyson Books
    * First You Fall, Scott Sherman, Alyson Books
    * Spider Season, John Morgan Wilson, St. Martin's Press


    * Mexican Heat, Laura Baumbach & Josh Lanyon, MLR Press
    * Got 'til it's Gone, Larry Duplechan, Arsenal Pulp Press
    * The Protector, N.L. Gassert, Seventh Window Publications