Lambda Literary Award1989

Given by Lambda Literary Foundation

Other Names: Lammies
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Lambda Literary Awards (also known as the "Lammies") are awarded yearly by the US-based Lambda Literary Foundation to published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes. Categories include show more Humor, Romance and Biography. To qualify, a book must have been published in the United States in the year current to the award. The Lambda Literary Foundation states that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians - the whole literary community." The awards were instituted in 1988.

In determining whether a book should be submitted for consideration, the Lambda Literary Awards are based principally on the LGBT content of the work. The sexual orientation of the author is secondary.
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Winner 20

Reports from the holocaust: The making of an AIDS activist by Larry KramerAIDS1989
Lifting Belly by Gertrude SteinEditor's Choice1989
Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past by Martin Bauml DubermanGay Men's Anthology1989
The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket by John WeirGay Men's Debut Fiction1989
Eighty-Sixed by David B. FeinbergGay Men's Fiction1989
A Simple Suburban Murder by Mark Richard ZubroGay Men's Mystery1989
In Search of Gay America: Women and Men in a Time of Change by Neil MillerGay Men's Nonfiction1989
Somewhere in the Night: Stories of Suspense by Jeffrey N. McMahanGay Men's SF/Fantasy1989
Gay Comics by Robert TriptowHumor1989
Intricate Passions by Tee CorinneLesbian Anthology1989
Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past by Martin Bauml DubermanLesbian Anthology1989
Out the Other Side: Contemporary Lesbian Writing by Christian McEwenLesbian Anthology1989
The Names of the Moons of Mars: Short Fiction by Patricia Roth SchwartzLesbian Debut Fiction1989
The Bar Stories: A Novel After All by Nisa DonnellyLesbian Fiction1989
The Beverly Malibu by Katherine V. ForrestLesbian Mystery1989
Really Reading Gertrude Stein: A Selected Anthology by Gertrude SteinLesbian Nonfiction1989
What Did Miss Darrington See? : An Anthology of Feminist Supernatural Fiction by Jessica Amanda SalmonsonLesbian SF/Fantasy1989
Poets for Life: Seventy-Six Poets Respond to AIDS by Michael KleinPoetry1989
My Life As a Mole and Five Other Stories by Larry MitchellSmall Press1989
Losing Uncle Tim by Marykate JordanYoung Adult/Children's1989

Nominee 63

Epitaphs for the Living: Words and Images in the Time of AIDS by Billy HowardAIDS1989
Personal Dispatches: Writers Confront AIDS by John PrestonAIDS1989
AIDS and Its Metaphors by Susan SontagAIDS1989
Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past by Martin Bauml DubermanGay Men's Anthology1989
The Complete Plays of Charles Ludlam by Charles LudlamGay Men's Anthology1989
Personal Dispatches: Writers Confront AIDS by John PrestonGay Men's Anthology1989
Eighty-Sixed by David B. FeinbergGay Men's Debut Fiction1989
About Courage by Mickey C. FlemingGay Men's Debut Fiction1989
The Buccaneer by M. S. HunterGay Men's Debut Fiction1989
A Visitation of Spirits by Randall KenanGay Men's Debut Fiction1989
In Memory of Angel Clare by Christopher BramGay Men's Fiction1989
Closer by Dennis CooperGay Men's Fiction1989
Shy by Kevin KillianGay Men's Fiction1989
Sure of You by Armistead MaupinGay Men's Fiction1989
Faultlines by Stan LeventhalGay Men's Mystery1989
Somewhere in the Night: Stories of Suspense by Jeffrey N. McMahanGay Men's Mystery1989
Finale: Short Stories of Mystery and Suspense by Michael NavaGay Men's Mystery1989
Caravaggio Shawl by Samuel M. StewardGay Men's Mystery1989
Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development by Richard A. IsayGay Men's Nonfiction1989
Accepting Ourselves: The Twelve-Step Journey of Recovery from Addiction for Gay Men and Lesbians by Sheppard B. KominarsGay Men's Nonfiction1989
Memoirs of a Bastard Angel by Harold NorseGay Men's Nonfiction1989
James Baldwin: Artist on Fire by William J. WeatherbyGay Men's Nonfiction1989
Key West 2720 A.D. by William K. EakinsGay Men's SF/Fantasy1989
Magic's Pawn by Mercedes LackeyGay Men's SF/Fantasy1989
Gentle Warriors by Geoff MainsGay Men's SF/Fantasy1989
Walking on Water & After All This by Thom NickelsGay Men's SF/Fantasy1989
Walking Water/After All This/2 Novellas by Thom NickelsGay Men's SF/Fantasy1989
Cut-Outs and Cut-Ups: A Lesbian Fun'N'Games Book by Elizabeth DeanHumor1989
Run That Sucker at Six: The Second Morgan Calabrese Collection by N. Leigh DunlapHumor1989
A Lesbian Love Advisor by Celeste WestHumor1989
Kvetch by T.R. WitomskiHumor1989
Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past by Martin Bauml DubermanLesbian Anthology1989
Lesbian Bedtime Stories (v. 1) by Terry WoodrowLesbian Anthology1989
Lesbian Love Stories by Irene ZahavaLesbian Anthology1989
The Bar Stories: A Novel After All by Nisa DonnellyLesbian Debut Fiction1989
Voyages Out, 1: Lesbian Short Fiction (Bk. 1) by Paula MartinacLesbian Debut Fiction1989
Rose Penski by Roz PerryLesbian Debut Fiction1989
Eye of a Hurricane: Stories by Ruthann RobsonLesbian Debut Fiction1989
Trespassing and Other Stories by Valerie MinerLesbian Fiction1989
After the Fire by Jane RuleLesbian Fiction1989
The Education of Harriet Hatfield by May SartonLesbian Fiction1989
The Big Mama Stories by Shay YoungbloodLesbian Fiction1989
The Contactees Die Young by Antoinette AzolakovLesbian Mystery1989
Hallowed Murder by Ellen HartLesbian Mystery1989
Fatal Reunion by Claire McNabLesbian Mystery1989
The Dog Collar Murders by Barbara WilsonLesbian Mystery1989
TWICE BLESSED by Christie BalkaLesbian Nonfiction1989
There's Something I'Ve Been Meaning to Tell You by Loralee MacPikeLesbian Nonfiction1989
In the Blood by Lauren Wright DouglasLesbian SF/Fantasy1989
Clicking Stones by Nancy Tyler GlennLesbian SF/Fantasy1989
Sue Slate: Private Eye by Lee LynchLesbian SF/Fantasy1989
Memories and Visions : Women's Fantasy and Science Fiction by Susanna SturgisLesbian SF/Fantasy1989
Humid Pitch: Narrative Poetry by Cheryl ClarkePoetry1989
Reader by Robert GlückPoetry1989
Naming the Waves: Contemporary Lesbian Poetry by Christian McEwenPoetry1989
Time's Power: Poems, 1985-1988 by Adrienne RichPoetry1989
River of Promise: Two Women's Story of Love and Adoption by Judith DahlSmall Press1989
Matlovich by Mike HipplerSmall Press1989
Letting in the Night by Joan LindauSmall Press1989
When Someone You Know Is Gay by Susan CohenYoung Adult/Children's1989
Jack by A. M. HomesYoung Adult/Children's1989
Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa NewmanYoung Adult/Children's1989
Unlived Affections by George ShannonYoung Adult/Children's1989


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