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2019 Lambda Award winners

Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019 at 4:29pm

The winners of the 31st Lambda Literary Awards, which honour the best in LGBTQ literature of the past year, were announced at a gala in New York City on June 3rd.

We are especially thrilled to see Casey Plett, a former McNally Robinson bookseller, has again won the Transgender Fiction Award, this time for her novel Little Fish. Plett initially won this award in 2015 for her book A Safe Girl to Love.

Also of particular note is Manitoban writer Joshua Whitehead's win of the Gay Fiction Award for his novel Jonny Appleseed.

Congratulations to Plett and Whitehead, and to all of the other winners of this year's Lammys! You can find a full list of the winners after the jump...


Lesbian Fiction
The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Gay Fiction
Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Bisexual Fiction
Disoriental by Négar Djavadi and translated by Tina Kover (Europa Editions)

Transgender Fiction
Little Fish by Casey Plett (Arsenal Pulp Press)



Lesbian Poetry
Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House by Ru Puro, formerly Nina Puro (New Issues Poetry & Prose)

Gay Poetry
Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed (Coffee House Press)

Bisexual Poetry
We Play a Game by Duy Doan (Yale University Press)

Transgender Poetry
lo terciario / the tertiary by Raquel Salas Rivera (Timeless, Infinite Light)



Bisexual Nonfiction
Out of Step: A Memoir by Anthony Moll (Mad Creek Books / The Ohio State University Press)

Transgender Nonfiction
Histories of the Transgender Child by Julian Gill-Peterson (University of Minnesota Press)

LGBTQ Nonfiction
Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry (Beacon Press)



Lesbian Memoir/Biography
Chronology by Zahra Patterson (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Gay Memoir/Biography
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America by Darnell L. Moore (Bold Type Books)



Lesbian Mystery
A Study in Honor: A Novel by Claire O’Dell (HarperCollins / HarperVoyager)

Gay Mystery
Late Fees: A Pinx Video Mystery by Marshall Thornton (Kenmore Books)



Lesbian Romance
Beowulf For Cretins: A Love Story by Ann McMan (Bywater Books)

Gay Romance
Crashing Upwards by S.C. Wynne (self-published)



LGBTQ Anthology - Fiction
As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume II edited and published by The Other Foundation, Jacana Media

LGBTQ Anthology - Nonfiction
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture
edited by Roxane Gay. Published by HarperCollins / Harper Perennial

LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult
Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender, formerly Kheryn Callender (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)

Draw the Circle by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen (Dramatists Play Service)

LGBTQ Erotica
Miles & Honesty in SCFSX! by Blue Delliquanti and Kazimir Lee (self-published)

LGBTQ Graphic Novel
The Lie and How We Told It by Tommi Parrish (Fantagraphics Books)

LGBTQ Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
The Breath of the Sun by Isaac R. Fellman (Aqueduct)

LGBTQ Studies
Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence Against Black Transgender Women in Houston by William T. Hoston (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers)  

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