Lambda Literary Awards 2020

These books are finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards. Winners were announced June 1, and are in red. For more information, visit the Lambda Literary Awards website.

LESBIAN FICTION

  • Cantoras, Carolina De Robertis, Knopf
  • A Generous Spirit: Selected Work by Beth Brant, Janice Gould, Sinister Wisdom & Inanna Publications
  • Mostly Dead Things, Kristen Arnett, Tin House Books
  • On Swift Horses, Shannon Pufahl, Riverhead Books
  • Patsy, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Liveright Publishing 
  • A People’s History of Heaven, Mathangi Subramanian, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson, Riverhead Books
  • Stay and Fight, Madeline ffitch, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

GAY FICTION

  • Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, translated by Frank Wynne, Grove Press
  • The Archive of Alternate Endings, Lindsey Drager, Dzanc Books
  • In West Mills, De’Shawn Charles Winslow, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Like This Afternoon Forever, Jaime Manrique, Kaylie Jones Books
  • Lord, João Gilberto Noll, translated by Edgar Garbelotto, Two Lines Press
  • Lot, Bryan Washington, Riverhead Books
  • Murmur, Will Eaves, Bellevue Literary Press
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press

BISEXUAL FICTION

  • Big Familia, Tomas Moniz, Acre Books
  • Deposing Nathan, Zack Smedley, Page Street
  • Exquisite Mariposa, Fiona Alison Duncan, Soft Skull Press
  • Jude, Garrett Leigh, Fox Love Press
  • Just Pervs, Jess Taylor, Book*hug Press
  • The Man Who Saw Everything, Deborah Levy, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • The Not Wives, Carley Moore, The Feminist Press
  • The Remainder, Alia Trabucco Zerán, translated by Sophie Hughes, Coffee House Press

TRANSGENDER FICTION

  • The Beatrix Gates, Rachel Pollack, PM Press
  • Honey Walls, Bones McKay, McKay & Gray Publications
  • Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian), Hazel Jane Plante, Metonymy Press
  • Poet, Prophet, Fox: The Tale of Sinnach the Seer, M.Z. McDonnell, Self-published
  • The Trans Space Octopus Congregation, Bogi Takács, Lethe Press

BISEXUAL NONFICTION

  • IMPERVIOUS: Confessions of a Semi-Retired Deviant, Janet W. Hardy, SinCyr Publishing
  • Socialist Realism, Trisha Low, Coffee House Press
  • A World Without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference, Victoria Freeman, UBC Press

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION

  • Females by Andrea Long Chu, Verso Books
  • Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States, Samantha Allen, Little, Brown and Company
  • Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model for Understanding Gender, S.J. Langer, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Time Is the Thing A Body Moves Through, T Fleischmann, Coffee House Press
  • We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma, Nightboat Books

LGBTQ NONFICTION

  • Bloodflowers: Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Photography, and the 1980s, W. Ian Bourland, Duke University Press
  • The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives, Selby Wynn Schwartz, University of Michigan Press
  • Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics, Brett Krutzsch, Oxford University Press
  • Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women, E. Patrick Johnson, Duke University Press
  • In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press
  • When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History, Hugh Ryan, St. Martin’s Press
  • Why Karen Carpenter Matters, Karen Tongson, University of Texas Press
  • A Year Without a Name, Cyrus Grace Dunham, Little, Brown and Company

LESBIAN POETRY

GAY POETRY

BISEXUAL POETRY

TRANSGENDER POETRY

Cantoras Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563433
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2020

A Generous Spirit: Selected Works by Beth Brant Cover Image
By Janice Gould (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771336857
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Published: Inanna Publications / Sinister Wisdom - October 10th, 2019

Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793835
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Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

On Swift Horses: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525538110
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631497896
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Published: Liveright - May 26th, 2020

A People's History of Heaven Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781643750422
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 14th, 2020

Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

Stay and Fight: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374268121
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 9th, 2019

Animalia Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802147578
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Published: Grove Press - September 10th, 2019

The Archive of Alternate Endings Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945814822
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Published: Dzanc Books - May 7th, 2019

In West Mills Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635573404
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 4th, 2019

Like This Afternoon Forever Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617757150
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Published: Kaylie Jones Books - June 4th, 2019

Lord Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781931883795
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Published: Two Lines Press - February 12th, 2019

Lot: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525533689
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 17th, 2020

Murmur Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942658641
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - April 9th, 2019

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

Big Familia: A Novel (ACRE) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781946724229
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Published: Acre Books - November 15th, 2019

Deposing Nathan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624147357
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Published: Page Street Kids - May 7th, 2019

Exquisite Mariposa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593765781
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Published: Soft Skull Press - October 1st, 2019

Jude Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781091513952
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Published: Independently Published - March 25th, 2019

The Not Wives Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936932689
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Published: Amethyst Editions - September 10th, 2019

The Man Who Saw Everything Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632869845
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 15th, 2019

The Remainder Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895507
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 6th, 2019

The Beatrix Gates (Outspoken Authors) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781629635781
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Published: PM Press - February 1st, 2019

Honey Walls Cover Image
$20.47
ISBN: 9781999404482
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Published: McKay and Gray Publications - August 18th, 2019

Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780994047199
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Published: Metonymy Press - September 30th, 2019

Poet, Prophet, Fox: The Tale of Sinnach the Seer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780578405865
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Published: Moose Maple Press - November 1st, 2019

The Trans Space Octopus Congregation Cover Image
By Bogi Takacs, Charlie Jane Anders (Introduction by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781590216934
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Published: Lethe Press - October 5th, 2019

Impervious: Confessions of a Semi-Retired Deviant Cover Image
By Janet W. Hardy, Sienna Saint-Cyr (Editor), Lee Moyer (Cover Design by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781948780094
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Published: Sincyr Publishing L.L.C. - April 20th, 2019

Socialist Realism (Emily Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566895514
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 13th, 2019

A World without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780774880404
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Published: University of British Columbia Press - October 1st, 2019

Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566895477
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Published: Coffee House Press - June 4th, 2019

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316516037
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 5th, 2019

Females Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781788737371
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Published: Verso - October 29th, 2019

Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model for Understanding Gender Cover Image
$43.75
ISBN: 9781785927652
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - January 21st, 2019

We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan Cover Image
By Lou Sullivan, Ellis Martin (Editor), Zach Ozma (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643620176
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Published: Nightboat Books - September 24th, 2019

Bloodflowers: Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Photography, and the 1980s Cover Image
$36.34
ISBN: 9781478000891
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Published: Duke University Press - February 15th, 2019

The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives (Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/Performance) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780472074099
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Published: University of Michigan Press - March 15th, 2019

Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780190685218
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 8th, 2019

Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781478006534
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Published: Duke University Press - November 8th, 2019

In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History Cover Image
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 5th, 2019

Why Karen Carpenter Matters (Music Matters) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781477318843
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 20th, 2019

A Year Without a Name: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316444965
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019