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Lambda Literary Award winners for 2017

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 6:01pm

The winners of this year's Lambda Literary Awards have been announced.

The "Lammys" identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year, and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. They are awarded annually, and 2017 marks their 29th year.

Congratulations to all of the winners! You can find a complete list of them after the jump.

Lesbian Fiction
Here Comes the Sun, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Liveright Publishing Corporation

Gay Fiction
The Angel of History, Rabih Alameddine, Atlantic Monthly Press

Bisexual Fiction
Marrow Island, Alexis M. Smith, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Bisexual Nonfiction
Black Dove: Mama, Mi’jo, and Me, Ana Castillo, The Feminist Press

Bisexual Poetry
Mouth to Mouth, Abigail Child, EOAGH

Transgender Fiction
Small Beauty, jia qing wilson-yang, Metonymy Press

LGBT Nonfiction
How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, David France, Knopf

Transgender Nonfiction
Life Beyond My Body: A Transgender Journey to Manhood in China, Lei Ming and Lura Frazey, Transgress Press

Lesbian Poetry (TIE)
play dead, francine j. harris, Alice James Books


The Complete Works of Pat Parker, edited by Julie R. Enszer, Sinister Wisdom/A Midsummer Night’s Press

Gay Poetry
Thief in the Interior, Phillip B. Williams, Alice James Books

Transgender Poetry
Reacquainted with Life, KOKUMO, Topside Press

Lesbian Mystery
Pathogen, Jessica L. Webb, Bold Strokes Books

Gay Mystery
Speakers of the Dead: A Walt Whitman Mystery, J. Aaron Sanders, Plume

Lesbian Memoir/Biography
The Wind is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde, Dr. Gloria Joseph, Villarosa Media

Gay Memoir/Biography
When We Rise, Cleve Jones, Hachette Books

Lesbian Romance
The Scorpion’s Empress, Yoshiyuki Ly, Solstice Publishing

Gay Romance
Into the Blue, Pene Henson, Interlude Press

LGBT Erotica
Soul to Keep, Rebekah Weatherspoon, Bold Strokes Books

LGBT Anthology
The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care, Zena Sharman, Arsenal Pulp Press

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult
Girl Mans Up, M.E. Girard, Harper Teen

LGBT Drama
Barbecue/Bootycandy, Robert O’Hara, Theatre Communications Group

LGBT Graphic Novels
Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal, Ed Luce, Fantagraphics Books

LGBT SF/F/Horror
The Devourers, Indra Das, Del Rey

LGBT Studies
Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display, Jennifer Tyburczy, University of Chicago Press

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