Monday, March 16, 2009

Lammy finalists

Finalists for the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards have just been announced:


  • Open, Jenny Block, Seal Press
  • Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love & Desire, Lisa M. Diamond, Harvard University Press
  • The Bishop's Daughter, Honor Moore, W.W. Norton
  • Kinsey Zero Through Sixty: Bisexual Perspectives on Kinsey, Ron Jackson Suresha, Taylor & Francis Journals
  • Rimbaud, Edmund White, Atlas & Company

  • 10,000 Dresses, Marcus Ewert & Rex Ray, Seven Stories Press
  • Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word), Thea Hillman, Manic D Press
  • Two Truths and a Lie, Scott Schofield, Homofactus Press
  • Boy with Flowers, Ely Shipley, Barrow Street Press
  • Transgender History, Susan Stryker, Seal Press

  • A Casulty of War: Gay Short Fiction, Peter Burton, Arcadia Books
  • Live Through This, edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev, Seven Stories Press
  • Love, West Hollywood, edited by Chris Freeman and James J. Berg, Alyson
  • Our Caribbean, edited by Thomas Glave, Duke University Press
  • Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing, edited by Raphael Kadushin, University of Wisconsin Press

  • Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel, Christian Burch, Simon and Schuster
  • Out of the Pocket, Bill Konigsberg, Dutton
  • How They Met & Other Stories, David Levithan, Knopf Children's Books
  • Mousetraps, Pat Schmetz, Carolrhoda Books
  • What They Always Tell Us, Martin Wilson, Random House Children's Books
  • Love & Lies: Marisol's Story, Ellen Wittlinger, Simon and Schuster

  • Phi Alpha Gamma, Dan Bernitt, Sawyer House
  • Radical Acts: Collected Political Plays, Martin Duberman, The New Press
  • The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, Carolyn Gage, Outskirts Press
  • Two Truths and a Lie, Scott Schofield, Homofactus Press
  • Vile Affections, Vanda, Original Works Publishing

  • Me as Her Again, Nancy Agabian, Aunt Lute Books
  • If I Could Write This in Fire, Michelle Cliff, Univ of Minnesota Press
  • Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America 1861-2003, William N. Eskridge Jr, Penguin Group
  • Beyond (Straight & Gay) Marriage, Nancy Polikoff, Beacon Press
  • Loving The Difficult, Jane Rule, Hedgerow Press
  • Drifting Toward Love, Kai Wright, Beacon Press

  • The Archer's Heart, Astrid Amara, Blind Eye Books
  • The Magician and the Fool, Barth Anderson, Bantam Del Rey
  • Wilde Stories 2008, Steve Berman, Lethe Press
  • Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories, Craig Gidney, Lethe Press
  • Turnskin, Nicole Kimberling, Blind Eye Books

  • Tomboys: A Literary & Cultural History, Michelle Ann Abate, Temple University Press
  • The Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington, Amin Ghaziani, The University of Chicago Press
  • Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality, Regina Kunzel, The University of Chicago Press
  • Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, & the Politics of Progressive Reform, Kevin P. Murphy, Columbia University Press
  • Screening Sex, Linda Williams, Duke University Press

  • Red Audrey & the Roping, Jill Malone, Bywater Books
  • Passing for Black, Linda Villarosa, Kensington
  • Closer to Fine, Meri Weiss, Kensington
  • Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, Chavisa Woods, Fly by Night Press
  • The Bruise, Magdalena Zurawski, Fiction Collective Two/University of Alabama Press

  • Lipstick on Her Collar, Sacchi Green and Rakelle Valencia, Pretty Things Press
  • Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures, Lynne Jamneck, Lethe Press
  • In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip, Radclyffe and Karen Kallmaker, Bold Strokes Books

  • The Slow Fix, Ivan E. Coyole, Arsenal Pulp Press
  • The Sealed Letter, Emma Donoghue, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Map of Ireland, Stephanie Grant, Scribner
  • All the Pretty Girls, Chandra Mayor, Conundrum Press
  • Breaking Spirit Bridge, Ruth Perkinson, Spinsters Ink

  • Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy, Susan Griffin, Shambhala Publications
  • Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word), Thea Hillman, Manic D Press
  • Sex Variant Woman, Joanne Passet, Da Capo
  • Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir, Maureen Seaton, University of Arkansas Press
  • Case of a Lifetime, Abbe Smith, Palgrave Macmillan

  • Blind Faith, Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Bold Strokes Books
  • Whacked, Josie Gordon, Bella Books
  • Sweet Poison, Ellen Hart, St. Martin's Press
  • Losers Weepers, Jessica Thomas, Bella Books
  • Calling the Dead, Ali Vali, Bold Strokes Books

  • Interpretive Work, Elizabeth Bradfield, Arktoi / Red Hen Press
  • Kissing Dead Girls, Daphne Gottlieb, Soft Skull Press
  • love belongs to those who do the feeling, Judy Grahn, Red Hen Press
  • Same Life, Maureen N. McLane, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Two Minutes of Light, Nancy K. Pearson, Perugia Press

  • Finding Home, Georgia Beers, Bold Strokes Books
  • A Pirate's Heart, Catherine Friend, Bold Strokes Books
  • The Kiss That Counted, Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books
  • Hotel Liaison, JLee Meyer, Bold Strokes Books
  • The Lonely Hearts Club, Radclyffe, Bold Strokes Books

  • Shuck, Daniel Allen Cox, Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Light Fell, Evan Fallenberg, Soho Press
  • The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie The Second, Drew Ferguson, Kensington
  • The Steve Machine, Mike Hoolboom, Coach House Books
  • Finlater, Shawn Ruff, Quote Editions

  • Best Gay Erotica 2009, Richard Labonte & James Lear, Cleis Press
  • The Secret Tunnel, James Lear, Cleis Press
  • Hard Working Men, William Maltese, Victor J. Banis, Jardonn Smith, & J.P. Bowie, MLR Press

  • Stray Dog Winter, David Francis, Macadam/Cage Publishing
  • The Torturer's Wife, Thomas Glave, City Light Publishers
  • We Disappear, Scott Heim, HarperCollins
  • The Conversion, Joseph Olshan, St. Martin’s Press
  • The Boomerang Kid, Jay Quinn, Alyson

  • Bringing Him Home, Aaron Cooper, Late August Press
  • Swish, Joel Derfner, Broadway Books
  • Assisted Loving, Bob Morris, HarperCollins
  • Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love, Sheila Rowbotham, Verso Books
  • King of Shadows, Aaron Shurin, City Lights Publishers

  • The Fisher Boy, Stephen Anable, Poisoned Pen Press
  • Sundowner Ubuntu, Anthony Bidulka, Insomniac Press
  • Mahu Fire, Neil Plakcy, Alyson Books
  • First You Fall, Scott Sherman, Alyson Books
  • Spider Season, John Morgan Wilson, St. Martin's Press

  • Want, Rick Barot, Sarabande Press
  • Please, Jericho Brown, New Issues
  • Fire to Fire, Mark Doty, HarperCollins
  • Now You're the Enemy, James Allen Hall, Univ. of Arkansas Press
  • My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, Jack Spicer, edited by Peter Gizzi & Kevin Killian, Wesleyan University Press

  • Mexican Heat, Laura Baumbach & Josh Lanyon, MLR Press
  • Got 'til it's Gone, Larry Duplechan, Arsenal Pulp Press
  • The Protector, N.L. Gassert, Seventh Window Publications

Regular readers might spot a familiar title: Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures, edited by Lynne Jamneck. In it you'll find my story, "Touching Fire." Here's an audio taste:

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