Lambda Literary Award2015

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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Announced:
June 12: Winner2024 Recent
March 27: Finalist2024 Recent

Winner 23

WorkCategoryYear
Give It To Me by Ana CastilloBisexual Fiction2015
The King by Tiffany ReiszGay Erotica2015
The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood by Richard BlancoGay Memoir/Biography2015
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John LahrGay Memoir/Biography2015
Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery by Katie GilmartinGay Mystery2015
[insert] boy by Danez SmithGay Poetry2015
Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War by Jeff MannGay Romance2015
The Companion by Lloyd A. MeekerGay Romance2015
Lesbian Sex Bible: The New Guide to Sexual Love for Same-Sex Couples by Diana CageLesbian Erotica2015
Yabo by Alexis De VeauxLesbian General Fiction2015
The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen HartLesbian Mystery2015
Mysterious Acts by My People by Valerie WetlauferLesbian Poetry2015
That Certain Something by Clare AshtonLesbian Romance2015
The Farmer's Daughter by Robbi MccoyLesbian Romance2015
Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History by Leila J. RuppLGBT Anthology2015
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim FederleLGBT Children's/Young Adult2015
The Walk-In Closet by Abdi NazemianLGBT Debut2015
Bootycandy by Robert O'HaraLGBT Drama2015
Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague by Joyce BrabnerLGBT Graphic Novels2015
Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin DubermanLGBT Nonfiction2015
Bitter Waters by Chaz BrenchleyLGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror2015
The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture (Sexual Cultures) by Vincent WoodardLGBT Studies2015
A Safe Girl To Love by Casey PlettTransgender Fiction2015

Finalist 150

WorkCategoryYear
Give It To Me by Ana CastilloBisexual Fiction2015
Finder of Lost Objects by Susie HaraBisexual Fiction2015
Best Bi Short Stories: Bisexual Fiction by Sheela LambertBisexual Fiction2015
She of the Mountains by Vivek ShrayaBisexual Fiction2015
Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin by Ron Jackson SureshaBisexual Fiction2015
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. BlowBisexual Nonfiction2015
Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan CummingBisexual Nonfiction2015
Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men by Editors: Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif WilliamsBisexual Nonfiction2015
The King by Tiffany ReiszGay Erotica2015
The Thief Taker by William HoldenGay Erotica2015
Incubus Tales: A Thousand Words by HushichoGay Erotica2015
Leather Spirit Stallion by Raven KalderaGay Erotica2015
The Bears of Winter (Hot & Hairy erotic series) by Jerry L. WheelerGay Erotica2015
Next to Nothing: Stories by Keith BannerGay General Fiction2015
Little Reef and Other Stories by Michael CarrollGay General Fiction2015
All I Love and Know: A Novel by Judith FrankGay General Fiction2015
Souljah by John R. GordonGay General Fiction2015
The City of Palaces: A Novel by Michael NavaGay General Fiction2015
I Loved You More by Tom SpanbauerGay General Fiction2015
Barracuda by Christos TsiolkasGay General Fiction2015
The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood by Richard BlancoGay Memoir/Biography2015
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John LahrGay Memoir/Biography2015
Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe: A Biography by Philip GefterGay Memoir/Biography2015
Letter to Jimmy by Alain MabanckouGay Memoir/Biography2015
Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance (Screen Classics) by Brent PhillipsGay Memoir/Biography2015
Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming Of Age As A Gay Man In The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Army by Rob SmithGay Memoir/Biography2015
Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival by Sean StrubGay Memoir/Biography2015
Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris by Edmund WhiteGay Memoir/Biography2015
Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery by Katie GilmartinGay Mystery2015
A Gathering Storm by Jameson CurrierGay Mystery2015
The Next by Rafe HazeGay Mystery2015
Fair Play by Josh LanyonGay Mystery2015
Moon Over Tangier by Janice LawGay Mystery2015
Dead Fall by David LennonGay Mystery2015
Calvin's Head by David SwatlingGay Mystery2015
Boystown 6: From the Ashes by Marshall ThorntonGay Mystery2015
[insert] boy by Danez SmithGay Poetry2015
This Life Now by Michael BroderGay Poetry2015
The New Testament by Jericho BrownGay Poetry2015
ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness by CA ConradGay Poetry2015
Clean (Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry) by David J. DanielsGay Poetry2015
Prelude to Bruise by Saeed JonesGay Poetry2015
Don't Go Back To Sleep by Timothy LiuGay Poetry2015
This Way to the Sugar by Hieu Minh NguyenGay Poetry2015
Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War by Jeff MannGay Romance2015
The Companion by Lloyd A. MeekerGay Romance2015
Pulling Leather by L C ChaseGay Romance2015
Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction by Timothy J. LambertGay Romance2015
Like They Always Been Free by Georgina LiGay Romance2015
Everything's coming up roses by Barry LoweGay Romance2015
Message of Love: A Novel by Jim ProvenzanoGay Romance2015
The Passion of Sergius & Bacchus, A Novel of Truth by David ReddishGay Romance2015
Lesbian Sex Bible: The New Guide to Sexual Love for Same-Sex Couples by Diana CageLesbian Erotica2015
Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire by Cheyenne BlueLesbian Erotica2015
All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Lesbian Erotica and Romance by R. G. EmanuelleLesbian Erotica2015
Yabo by Alexis De VeauxLesbian General Fiction2015
Miracle Girls by MB CaschettaLesbian General Fiction2015
Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonaldLesbian General Fiction2015
New York 1, Tel Aviv 0: Stories by Shelly OriaLesbian General Fiction2015
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: A Novel by Francine ProseLesbian General Fiction2015
Last Words from Montmartre by Miaojin QiuLesbian General Fiction2015
The Paying Guests by Sarah WatersLesbian General Fiction2015
Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger by Kelly J. CogswellLesbian Memoir/Biography2015
The End of Eve: A Memoir by Ariel GoreLesbian Memoir/Biography2015
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith (SUNY series in New Political Science) by Alethia JonesLesbian Memoir/Biography2015
Cease: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Desire by Lynette LoeppkyLesbian Memoir/Biography2015
Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America by Terry MutchlerLesbian Memoir/Biography2015
The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen HartLesbian Mystery2015
Done to death by Charles AtkinsLesbian Mystery2015
Slash and Burn by Valerie BronwenLesbian Mystery2015
The Acquittal by Anne LaughlinLesbian Mystery2015
UnCatholic Conduct by Stevie MikayneLesbian Mystery2015
Mysterious Acts by My People by Valerie WetlauferLesbian Poetry2015
Like a Beggar by Ellen BassLesbian Poetry2015
Last psalm at sea level by Meg DayLesbian Poetry2015
Termination Dust by Susanna MishlerLesbian Poetry2015
Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit) by Lenelle MoïseLesbian Poetry2015
MxT by Sina QueyrasLesbian Poetry2015
Only Ride by Megan VolpertLesbian Poetry2015
Janey's Arcadia by Rachel ZolfLesbian Poetry2015
That Certain Something by Clare AshtonLesbian Romance2015
The Farmer's Daughter by Robbi MccoyLesbian Romance2015
Nightingale by Andrea BramhallLesbian Romance2015
Jolt by Kris BryantLesbian Romance2015
The Heat of Angels by Lisa GirolamiLesbian Romance2015
Tangled Roots by Marianne K. MartinLesbian Romance2015
Christmas Crush by Kate McLachlanLesbian Romance2015
Seneca Falls by Jesse J. ThomaLesbian Romance2015
Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History by Leila J. RuppLGBT Anthology2015
Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call by Steven G. FullwoodLGBT Anthology2015
A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships (Twenty-One Essays) by Bruce GillespieLGBT Anthology2015
Outer Voices Inner Lives by Mark McNeaseLGBT Anthology2015
The Queer South: Lgbtq Writers on the American South by Douglas RayLGBT Anthology2015
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim FederleLGBT Children's/Young Adult2015
Double Exposure by Bridget BirdsallLGBT Children's/Young Adult2015
This Is Not a Love Story by Suki FleetLGBT Children's/Young Adult2015
Pukawiss the Outcast by Jay Jordan HawkeLGBT Children's/Young Adult2015
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan KuklinLGBT Children's/Young Adult2015
When everything feels like the movies by Raziel ReidLGBT Children's/Young Adult2015
Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-WatersLGBT Children's/Young Adult2015
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin TalleyLGBT Children's/Young Adult2015
The Walk-In Closet by Abdi NazemianLGBT Debut2015
A Map of Everything: a novel by Elizabeth EarleyLGBT Debut2015
Nochita by Dia FelixLGBT Debut2015
Unaccompanied Minors by Alden JonesLGBT Debut2015
Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea by Dan LopezLGBT Debut2015
Death in Venice, California by Vinton Rafe McCabeLGBT Debut2015
Kill Marguerite and Other Stories by Megan MilksLGBT Debut2015
The Music Teacher by Bob SennettLGBT Debut2015
Bootycandy by Robert O'HaraLGBT Drama2015
The beast of times by Adelina AnthonyLGBT Drama2015
The Whale by Samuel D. HunterLGBT Drama2015
A kid like Jake by Daniel PearleLGBT Drama2015
Wolves : a predatory fairy tale by Steve YockeyLGBT Drama2015
Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague by Joyce BrabnerLGBT Graphic Novels2015
Band Vs Band Comix, Volume 1 (Band Vs Band Comix, #1) by Kathleen JacquesLGBT Graphic Novels2015
100 Crushes by Elisha LimLGBT Graphic Novels2015
Snackies by Nick SumidaLGBT Graphic Novels2015
Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag by A. K. SummersLGBT Graphic Novels2015
Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin DubermanLGBT Nonfiction2015
Nevirapine and the Quest to End Pediatric AIDS by Rebecca J. AndersonLGBT Nonfiction2015
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality by Julie Sondra DeckerLGBT Nonfiction2015
The Up Stairs Lounge Arson: Thirty-Two Deaths in a New Orleans Gay Bar, June 24, 1973 by Clayton Delery-EdwardsLGBT Nonfiction2015
The Transgender Archives : foundations for the future by Aaron H. DevorLGBT Nonfiction2015
Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor by Robert GoberLGBT Nonfiction2015
Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange-- How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos by Robert HoflerLGBT Nonfiction2015
The Amazon Trail by Lee LynchLGBT Nonfiction2015
Bitter Waters by Chaz BrenchleyLGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror2015
Future Dyke by Lea DaleyLGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror2015
Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. DellamonicaLGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror2015
Skin Deep Magic: Short Fiction by Craig Laurance GidneyLGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror2015
Full Fathom Five by Max GladstoneLGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror2015
Afterparty by Daryl GregoryLGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror2015
Butcher's Road by Lee ThomasLGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror2015
The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture (Sexual Cultures) by Vincent WoodardLGBT Studies2015
Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene (Difference Incorporated) by Bobby BenedictoLGBT Studies2015
Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope ClevesLGBT Studies2015
The sexuality of history : modernity and the sapphic, 1565-1830 by Susan S. LanserLGBT Studies2015
Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe) by Marcia OchoaLGBT Studies2015
Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings by Juana Maria RodriguezLGBT Studies2015
After Love: Queer Intimacy and Erotic Economies in Post-Soviet Cuba by Noelle M. StoutLGBT Studies2015
The Queerness of Native American Literature (Indigenous Americas) by Lisa TatonettiLGBT Studies2015
A Safe Girl To Love by Casey PlettTransgender Fiction2015
For Today I Am a Boy by Kim FuTransgender Fiction2015
Everything Must Go by La JohnJosephTransgender Fiction2015
Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab by Shani MootooTransgender Fiction2015
Revolutionary by Alex MyersTransgender Fiction2015
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community by Laura Erickson-SchrothTransgender Nonfiction2015
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man by Thomas Page McBeeTransgender Nonfiction2015
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet MockTransgender Nonfiction2015

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