Friday, May 27, 2011

Lambda Literary Award winners

The 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards were held last night in New York. Here are the winners.

Lesbian Fiction
Inferno (A Poet's Novel), by Eileen Myles, OR Books

Gay Fiction
Union Atlantic, by Adam Haslett, Doubleday

Lesbian Debut Fiction
Sub Rosa, by Amber Dawn, Arsenal Pulp Press

Gay Debut Fiction
Bob the Book, by David Pratt, Chelsea Station Editions

Lesbian Memoir/Biography (TIE)
Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, by Barbara Hammer, The Feminist Press
Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, by Julie Marie Wade, Colgate University Press

Gay Memoir/Biography
Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade, by Justin Spring, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Lesbian Mystery
Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid, HarperCollins

Gay Mystery
Echoes, by David Lennon, Blue Spike Publishing

LGBT Anthology
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman, Seal Press

LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

LGBT Drama
Oedipus at Palm Springs, by The Five Lesbian Brothers: Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, and Lisa Kron, Samuel French, Inc.

LGBT Nonfiction
King Kong Theory, by Virginia Despentes, The Feminist Press

LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror
Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, by Sandra McDonald, Lethe Press

LGBT Studies (TIE)
Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, by Scott Herring, New York University Press
Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, by Gayle Salaman, Columbia University Press

Bisexual Fiction
The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet, by Myrlin Hermes, Harper Perennial

Bisexual Nonfiction
Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Rowman & Littlefield

Transgender Fiction
Holding Still For as Long as Possible, by Zoe Whittall, House of Anansi Press

Transgender Nonfiction
Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, edited by Noach Dzmura, North Atlantic Books

Lesbian Erotica
Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica, edited by Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press

Gay Erotica
Teleny and Camille, by Jon Macy, Northwest Press

Lesbian Poetry
The Nights Also, by Anna Swanson, Tightrope Books

Gay Poetry
Pleasure, by Brian Teare, Ahsahta Press

Lesbian Romance
River Walker, by Cate Culpepper, Bold Strokes Books

Gay Romance
Normal Miguel, by Erik Orrantia, Cheyenne Press

Here are photos. I was particularly pleased by Eileen Myles, Barbara Hammer, and Val McDermid. Congratulations all!

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