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The 26th annual Lambda Literary Awards were handed out last night at Cooper Union College in NYC. The Lammys, which recognize LGBT books, were in 25 categories and are awarded by the Lambda Literary Foundation.

For the first time this year, an award was handed out in the category of LGBT Graphic Novel.

The winner in that category, and all the others, AFTER THE JUMP...

GAY GENERAL FICTION

Mundo Cruel: Stories, Luis Negron; translated by Suzanne Jill Levine, Seven Stories Press

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION

Happiness, Like Water, Chinelo Okparanta, Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

LGBT DEBUT

Descendants of Hagar, Nik Nicholson, AuthorHouse

BISEXUAL FICTION

My Education, Susan Choi, Penguin Group/Viking

TRANSGENDER FICTION

Wanting in Arabic, Trish Salah, TSAR Publications

LGBT NONFICTION

White Girls, Hilton Als, McSweeney’s Publishing

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION

The End of San Francisco, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, City Lights Publishers

BISEXUAL NONFICTION

The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television, Maria San Filippo, Indiana University Press

GAY POETRY

Unpeopled Eden, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Four Way Books

LESBIAN POETRY

Rise in the Fall, Ana Bozicevic, Birds, LLC

LGBT GRAPHIC NOVEL

Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir, Nicole J. Georges, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

LGBT CHILDREN’S/YA – TIE

If You Could Be Mine, Sara Farizan, Algonquin Books
Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, by Glenway Wescott, Ed. Jerry Rosco, University of Wisconsin Press

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

Body Geographic, Barrie Jean Borich, University of Nebraska Press

GAY MYSTERY

The Prisoner of the Riviera: A Francis Bacon Mystery, Janice Law, MysteriousPress.com/Open Road Media

LESBIAN MYSTERY

High Desert, Katherine V. Forrest, Spinsters Ink

GAY ROMANCE

Into This River I Drown, TJ Klune, Dreamspinner Press

LESBIAN ROMANCE

Clean Slate, Andrea Bramhall, Bold Strokes Books

GAY EROTICA

The Padisah’s Son and the Fox: an erotic novella, Alex Jeffers, Lethe Press

LESBIAN EROTICA

Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories, Ed. Sacchi Green, Cleis Press

LGBT ANTHOLOGY
(FICTION)

Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction, Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba, MaThoko’s Books

LGBT ANTHOLOGY (NON-FICTION)

Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners, Eds. Jim Elledge and David Groff, The University of Wisconsin Press

LGBT DRAMA

Tom at the Farm, Michel Marc Bouchard, Talonbooks

LGBT SF/F/HORROR

Death by Silver, Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold, Lethe Press

LGBT STUDIES

Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence, Christina B. Hanhardt, Duke University Press

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  1. Well, both my to-read list and my wish list just grew a bit longer. Time to start reading again.

    Posted by: Lucas H | Jun 3, 2014 9:23:45 AM


  2. Lambda jumped the shark years ago when it embraced queer theory and radical politics over good lit.

    Posted by: etseq | Jun 3, 2014 9:48:53 AM


  3. Congrats to all the winners. I've read MUNDO CRUEL and enjoyed many of the stories.

    Posted by: Guillermo Luna | Jun 3, 2014 10:53:11 AM


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