Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Announced!

2009 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists


LGBT Anthologies

  • Gay American Autobiography: Writings from Whitman to Sedaris, edited by David Bergman (University of Wisconsin Press)

  • Moral Panics, Sex Panics: Fear and the Fight Over Sexual Rights, edited by Gilbert Herdt (NYU Press)

  • My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them, edited by Michael Montlack (University of Wisconsin Press)

  • Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City, edited by Ariel Gore (Lit Star Press)

  • Smash the Church, Smash the State! The Early Years of Gay Liberation, edited by Tommi Avicolli Mecca (City Lights)


LGBT Children's/Young Adult

  • Ash, by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown)

  • How Beautiful the Ordinary, edited by Michael Cart (HarperCollins)

  • In Mike We Trust, by P.E. Ryan (HarperCollins)

  • Sprout, by Dale Peck (Bloomsbury USA)

  • The Vast Fields of Ordinary, by Nick Burd (Penguin Books)

LGBT Drama

  • The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, by Kate Moira Ryan & Linda S. Chapman (Dramatists Play Service)

  • The Collected Plays Of Mart Crowley, by Mart Crowley (Alyson Books)

  • Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor, by Bonnie L. Morris (Indiana University Press)


LGBT Nonfiction

  • The Golden Age of Gay Fiction, edited by Drewey Wayne Gunn (MLR Press)

  • The Greeks and Greek Love, by James Davidson (Random House)

  • I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole & Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Oxford University Press)

  • Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences, by Sarah Schulman (The New Press)

  • Unfriendly Fire:How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America, by Nathaniel Frank (St. Martin's Press)


LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror

  • Centuries Ago and Very Fast, by Rebecca Ore (Aqueduct Press)

  • Fist of the Spider Woman, by Amber Dawn (Arsenal Pulp Press)

  • In the Closet, Under the Bed, by Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe Press)

  • Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valenta (Bantam/Spectra Books)

  • Pumpkin Teeth, by Tom Cardamone (Lethe Press)


LGBT Studies

  • Metropolitan Lovers: The Homosexuality of Cities, by Julie Abraham (University of Minnesota Press)

  • Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS, by Deborah B. Gould (University of Chicago Press)

  • The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century, by Kathryn Bond Stockton (Duke University Press)

  • The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade, by Armando Maggi (University of Chicago Press)

  • The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America, by Margot Canaday (Princeton University Press)


Bisexual Fiction

  • Arusha, by J.E. Knowles (Spinsters Ink)

  • Holy Communion, by Mykola Dementiuk (Synergy Press)

  • The Janeid, by Bobbie Geary (The Graeae Press)

  • Love You Two, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Random House Australia)

  • Torn, by Amber Lehman (Closet Case Press)


Bisexual Nonfiction

  • Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life, by Edna O'Brien (W. W. Norton)

  • Cheever: A Life, by Blake Bailey (Alfred A. Knopf)

  • Leaving India: My Family's Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents, by Minal Hajratwala (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

  • Map, by Audrey Beth Stein (

  • Vincente Minnelli: Hollywood's Dark Dreamer, by Emanuel Levy (St. Martin's Press)



  • Bharat Jiva, by Kari Edwards (Litmus Press)

  • Lynnee Breedlove's One Freak Show, by Lynn Breedlove (Manic D Press)

  • The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, by S Bear Bergman (Arsenal Pulp Press)

  • Transmigration, by Joy Ladin (Sheep Meadow Press)

  • Troglodyte Rose, by Adam Lowe (Cadaverine Publications)


Lesbian Debut Fiction

  • The Creamsickle, by Rhiannon Argo (Spinsters Ink)

  • The Bigness of the World, by Lori Ostlund (University of Georgia Press)

  • Land Beyond Maps, by Maida Tilchen (Savvy Press)

  • More of This World or Maybe Another, by Barb Johnson (HarperCollins)

  • Verge, by Z Egloff (Bywater Books)


Gay Debut Fiction

  • Blue Boy, by Rakesh Satyal (Kensington Books)

  • God Says No, by James Hannaham (McSweeneys)

  • Pop Salvation, by Lance Reynald (HarperCollins)

  • Shaming the Devil: Collected Short Stories, by G. Winston James (Top Pen Press)

  • Sugarless, by James Magruder (University of Wisconsin Press)


Lesbian Erotica

  • Flesh and Bone, by Ronica Black (Bold Strokes Books)

  • Lesbian Cowboys, edited by Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia (Cleis Press)

  • Punishment with Kisses, by Diane Anderson-Minshall (Bold Strokes Books)

  • Where the Girls Are, by D.L. King (Cleis Press)

  • Women of the Bite, by Cecelia Tan (Alyson Books)


Gay Erotica

  • Rough Trade: Dangerous Gay Erotica, edited by Todd Gregory (Bold Strokes Books)

  • Impossible Princess, by Kevin Killian (City Lights)

  • I Like It Like That: True Tales of Gay Desire, edited by Richard Labonté  & Lawrence Schimel (Arsenal Pulp Press)

  • The Low Road, by James Lear (Cleis Press)

  • Eight Inches, by Sean Wolfe (Kensington Books)


Lesbian Fiction

  • Dismantled, by Jennifer McMahon (HarperCollins)

  • A Field Guide to Deception, by Jill Malone (Bywater Books)

  • Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory, by Emma Pérez (University of Texas Press)

  • Risk, by Elena Dykewomon (Bywater Books)

  • This One's Going to Last Forever, by Nairne Holtz (Insomniac Press)


Gay Fiction

  • Lake Overturn, by Vestal McIntyre (HarperCollins)

  • The River In Winter, by Matt Dean (Queens English Productions)

  • Said and Done, by James Morrison (Black Lawrence Press)

  • Salvation Army, by Abdellah Taia (Semiotext(e))

  • Silverlake, by Peter Gadol (Tyrus Books)


Lesbian Memoir/Biography

  • Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life, by Mary Cappello (Alyson Books)

  • Mean Little deaf Queer, by Terry Galloway (Beacon Press)

  • My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement, by Alix Dobkin (Alyson Books)

  • Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag, by Ariel Schrag (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone Fireside)

  • The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, by Joan Schenkar (St. Martin's Press)


Gay Memoir/Biography

  • Ardent Spirits: Leaving Home, Coming Back, by Reynolds Price (Scribner Books)

  • City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960's and 70's, by Edmund White (Bloomsbury USA)

  • Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division, by Jon Ginoli (Cleis Press)

  • Once You Go Back, by Douglas A. Martin (Seven Stories Press)

  • The Pure Lover: A Memoir of Grief, by David Plante (Beacon Press)


Lesbian Mystery

  • Command of Silence, by Paulette Callen (Spinsters Ink)

  • Death of a Dying Man, by J.M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books)

  • From Hell to Breakfast, by Joan Opyr (Blue Feather Books)

  • The Mirror and the Mask, by Ellen Hart (St. Martin's/Minotaur)

  • Toasted, by Josie Gordon (Bella Books)


Gay Mystery

  • All Lost Things, by Josh Aterovis (P.D. Publishing)

  • The Killer of Orchids, by Ralph Ashworth (State Street Press)

  • Murder in the Garden District, by Greg Herren (Alyson Books)

  • Straight Lies, by Rob Byrnes (Kensington Books)

  • What We Remember, by Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington Books)


Lesbian Poetry

  • Bird Eating Bird, by Kristin Naca (HarperCollins)

  • Gospel: Poems, by Samiya Bashir (Red Bone Press)

  • Names, by Marilyn Hacker (W.W. Norton)

  • Stars of the Night Commute, by Ana Bozicevic (Tarpaulin Sky Press)

  • Zero at the Bone, by Stacie Cassarino (New Issues Poetry & Prose)


Gay Poetry

  • Breakfast with Thom Gunn, by Randall Mann (University of Chicago Press)

  • The Brother Swimming Beneath Me, by Brent Goodman (Black Lawrence Press)

  • The First Risk, by Charles Jensen (Lethe Press)

  • Sweet Core Orchard, by Benjamin S. Grossberg (University of Tampa Press)

  • What the Right Hand Knows, by Tom Healy (Four Way Books)


Lesbian Romance

  • It Should Be a Crime, by Carsen Taite (Bold Strokes Books)

  • No Rules of Engagement, by Tracey Richardson (Bella Books)

  • The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin, by Colette Moody (Bold Strokes Books)

  • Stepping Stone, by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)

  • Worth Every Step, by KG MacGregor (Bella Books)


Gay Romance

  • Drama Queers!, by Frank Anthony Polito (Kensington Books)

  • A Keen Edge, by H. Leigh Aubrey (iUniverse)

  • The Rest of Our Lives, by Dan Stone (Lethe Press)

  • Time After Time, by J.P. Bowie (MLR Press)

  • Transgressions, by Erastes (Running Press)

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