24th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists announced: Recognizing LGBT lit

The finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards, or “Lammys” — honoring achievement in LGBT literature published in 2011 — were announced today by the Lambda Literary Foundation in Los Angeles. Nominees for the 24 categories range from major-publisher titles from well-known authors such as Alan Hollinghurst, Chris Adrian, and Hillary Jordan to debut writers from small presses. The Lambda Literary Foundation is spreading the wealth of recognition; this year, more than 600 titles have been nominated for an award. More than 90 booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, previous Lammy winners and finalists, and other book professionals contributed to the selection of finalists.

The ceremony will take place on June 4 in New York City. Below is a full list of nominees:

Lesbian Debut Fiction
The Girls Club
, by Sally Bellerose, Bywater Books
Megume and the Trees, by Sarah Toshiko Hasu, Megami Press
My Sister Chaos, by Lara Fergus, Spinifex Press
Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, by Christine Stark, Modern History Press
Zipper Mouth, by Laurie Weeks, The Feminist Press at CUNY

Lesbian General Fiction
The Dirt Chronicles
, by Kristyn Dunnion, Arsenal Pulp Press
The Necessity of Certain Behaviors
, by Shannon Cain, University of Pittsburgh Press
Six Metres of Pavement
, by Farzana Doctor, Dundurn Press
When She Woke
, by Hillary Jordan, Algonquin Books
Wingshooters
, by Nina Revoyr, Akashic Books

Lesbian Memoir/Biography
How to Get a Girl Pregnant
, by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez, Tightrope Books
Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet
, by Catherine Friend, Da Capo Press/Lifelong Books
Small Fires: Essays
, by Julie Marie Wade, Sarabande
Taking My Life
, by Jane Rule, Talonbooks
When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution
, by Jeanne Córdova, Spinsters Ink

Lesbian Mystery
Dying to Live
, by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, Bold Strokes
Hostage Moon
, by AJ Quinn, Bold Strokes
Rainey Nights: A Rainey Bell Thriller
, by R.E. Bradshaw, R.E. Bradshaw Books
Retirement Plan
, by Martha Miller, Bold Strokes
Trick of the Dark
, by Val McDermid, Bywater Books

Lesbian Poetry
15 Ways to Stay Alive
, by Daphne Gottlieb, Manic D Press
Discipline
, by Dawn Lundy Martin, Nightboat Books
Love Cake
, by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, TSAR Publications
Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry
, edited by Julie R. Enszer, A Midsummer Night’s Press
The Stranger Dissolves
, by Christina Hutchins, Sixteen Rivers Press

Lesbian Romance
For Me and My Gal
, by Robbi McCoy, Bella Books 
Ghosts of Winter
, by Rebecca S. Buck, Bold Strokes
Rescue Me
, by Julie Cannon, Bold Strokes
Storms
, by Gerri Hill, Bella Books
Taken by Surprise
, by Kenna White, Bella Books

Lesbian Erotica (4 finalists)  
The Collectors
, by Lesley Gowan, Bold Strokes
Lesbian Cops: Erotic Investigations
, edited by Sacchi Green, Cleis Press
A Ride to Remember & Other Erotic Tales
, by Sacchi Green, Lethe Press
Story of L
, by Debra Hyde, Ravenous Romance

Gay Debut Fiction
98 Wounds
, by Justin Chin, Manic D Press
Dirty One
, by Michael Graves, Chelsea Station Editions
Have You Seen Me
, by Katherine Scott Nelson, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography
Mitko
, by Garth Greenwell, Miami University Press
Quarantine: Stories, by Rahul Mehta, Harper Perennial

Gay General Fiction
The Empty Family
, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
The Great Night
, by Chris Adrian, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Leche
, by R. Zamora Linmark, Coffee House Press
The Stranger’s Child
, by Alan Hollinghurst, Alfred A.Knopf
The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov
, by Paul Russell, Cleis Press

Gay Memoir/Biography
Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo
, by Michael Schiavi, University of Wisconsin Press
For the Ferryman: A Personal History
, by Charles Silverstein, Chelsea Station Editions
Halsted Plays Himself
, by William E. Jones, Semiotext(e)
If You Knew Then What I Know Now
, by Ryan Van Meter, Sarabande Books
The Jack Bank:  A Memoir of a South African Childhood
, by Glen Retief, St. Martin’s Press

Gay Mystery
The Affair of the Porcelain Dog
, by Jess Faraday, Bold Strokes
Blue’s Bayou
, by David Lennon, Blue Spike Publishing
Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries
, by Marshall Thornton, Torquere Press
Malabarista
, by Garry Ryan, NeWest Press  
Red White Black and Blue
, by Richard Stevenson, MLR Press

Gay Poetry
Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems
, by David Trinidad, Turtle Point Press
Double Shadow: Poems
, by Carl Phillips, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos
, edited by David Trinidad, Nightboat Books
Kintsugi
, by Thomas Meyer, Flood Editions
The Other Poems
, by Paul Legault, Fence Books

Gay Romance
Every Time I Think of You
, by Jim Provenzano, CreateSpace/Myrmidude Press  
Settling the Score
, by Eden Winters, Torquere Press  
Something Like Summer
, by Jay Bell, Jay Bell Books  
Split
, by Mel Bossa, Bold Strokes  
Tinseltown
, by Barry Brennessel, MLR Press

Gay Erotica
All Together
, by Dirk Vanden, iloveyoudivine Alerotica
Backwoods
, by Natty Soltesz, Rebel Satori Press
Best Gay Erotica 2012
, edited by Richard Labonte, Cleis Press  
George Platt Lynes: The Male Nudes
, edited by Steven Haas, Rizzoli New York
History’s Passions: Stories of Sex Before Stonewall, edited by Richard Labonte, Bold Strokes

Transgender Fiction
The Book of Broken Hymns
, by Rafe Posey, Flying Rabbit
The Butterfly and the Flame
, by  Dana De Young, iUniverse
I Am J
, by Cris Beam, Little, Brown Books for Children
Static
, by L.A. Witt, Amber Allure/Amber Quill Press
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica
, edited by Tristan Taormina, Cleis Press

Transgender Nonfiction 
Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
, edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith, AK Press
Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect
, edited by Megan M. Rohrer and Zander Keig, Wilgefortis Press
Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law
, by Dean Spade, South End Press
Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past
, by Peter Boag, University of California Press
Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels
, by Justin Vivian Bond, The Feminist Press at CUNY

Bisexual Fiction
Boyfriends With Girlfriends
, by Alex Sanchez, Simon & Schuster  
The Correspondence Artist
, by Barbara Browning, Two Dollar Radio  
Have You Seen Me
, by Katherine Scott Nelson, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography 
Triptych
, by J.M. Frey, Dragon Moon Press  
The Two Krishnas
, by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, Magnus Books

Bisexual Nonfiction
Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir
, by Susie Bright, Seal Press
Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections and Challenges
, edited by Jonathan Alexander & Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, Routledge
The Horizontal Poet
, by Jan Steckel, Zeitgeist Press
Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature
, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti, University of Arizona Press
Surviving Steven: A True Story
, by Ven Rey, Ven Rey

LGBT Anthology 
Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing
, edited by Lazaro Lima & Felice Picano, University of Wisconsin Press
The Fire in Moonlight: Stories from the Radical Faeries, edited by Mark Thompson, White Crane Books/Lethe Press
Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader
, edited by Michael Hames-García and Ernesto Javier Martínez, Duke University Press
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme
, edited by Ivan E. Coyote & Zena Sharman, Arsenal Pulp Press
Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti, University of Arizona Press

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult
Gemini Bites
, by Patrick Ryan, Scholastic
Huntress
, by Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
I am J
, by Cris Beam, Little, Brown Books for Children
PINK
, by Lili Wilkinson, HarperCollins
Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy
, by Bil Wright, Simon & Schuster

LGBT Drama
Letters to the End of the World
, by Anton Dudley, Playscripts, Inc.
A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw
, by Peggy Shaw, University of Michigan Press
Secrets of the Trade
, by Jonathan Tolins, Samuel French, Inc.
The Temperamentals
, by Jon Marans, Chelsea Station Editions
The Zero Hour
, by Madeleine George, Samuel French, Inc.

LGBT Nonfiction
Gay in America: Portraits 
by Scott Pasfield, by Scott Pasfield, Welcome Books
God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality, by Jay Michaelson, Beacon Press
The H.D. Book, by Robert Duncan, University of California Press
A Queer History of the United States, by Michael Bronski, Beacon Press
Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories, by Wanda M. Corn and Tirza True Latimer, University of California Press

LGBT SF/F/H
The German
, by Lee Thomas, Lethe Press
Paradise Tales: and Other Stories, by Geoff Ryman, Small Beer Press
Static, by L.A. Witt, Amber Allure/Amber Quill Press
Steam-powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories, edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft, Torquere Press
Triptych, by J.M. Frey, Dragon Moon Press

LGBT Studies
Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
, edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith, AK Press
Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State
, by Chandan Reddy, Duke University Press
Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes, by Lisa L. Moore, University of Minnesota Press
Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality, by Margot Weiss, Duke University Press
¡Venceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-making in Cuba
, by Jafari S. Allen, Duke University Press

Read more:
On the Scene: The 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Tags:

Latest Videos in Books

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP