Friday, May 28, 2010

Lambda Awards

Last night, in New York City, the Lambda Foundation presented its annual awards. An Aqueduct book, Rebecca Ore's Centuries Ago and Very Fast, was on the ballot. Rebecca is in Nicaragua, and I couldn't attend, so Chip Delany kindly agreed to represent Rebecca at the awards ceremony. Rebecca's book didn't win, sorry to say. But another fine book did: Catherynne M. Valente's Palimpsest. Congratulations to Catherynne!

Here's the full list of winners:

Lesbian Fiction
A Field Guide to Deception, by Jill Malone (Bywater Books)

Gay Fiction
Lake Overturn, by Vestal McIntyre (HarperCollins)

Lesbian Debut Fiction
The Creamsickle, by Rhiannon Argo (Spinsters Ink)

Gay Debut Fiction
Blue Boy, by Rakesh Satyal (Kensington Books)

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult
Sprout, by Dale Peck (Bloomsbury USA)

Lesbian Mystery
Death of a Dying Man, by J.M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books)

Gay Mystery
What We Remember, by Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington Books)

Lesbian Erotica
Lesbian Cowboys, edited by Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia (Cleis Press)

Gay Erotica
Impossible Princess, by Kevin Killian (City Lights)

Bisexual Fiction – A Tie!
Holy Communion, by Mykola Dementiuk (Synergy Press)
Love You Two, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Random House Australia)

Bisexual Nonfiction
Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents, by Minal Hajratwala (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show, by Lynn Breedlove (Manic D Press)

LGBT Anthology
Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City, edited by Ariel Gore (Lit Star Press)

LGBT Drama
The Collected Plays Of Mart Crowley, by Mart Crowley (Alyson Books)

LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror
Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam/Spectra Books)

Lesbian Romance
The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin, by Colette Moody (Bold Strokes Books)

Gay Romance
Drama Queers!, by Frank Anthony Polito (Kensington Books)

Lesbian Poetry
Zero at the Bone, by Stacie Cassarino (New Issues Poetry & Prose)

Gay Poetry
Sweet Core Orchard, by Benjamin S. Grossberg (University of Tampa Press)

LGBT Studies
The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America, by Margot Canaday (Princeton University Press)

LGBT Nonfiction
The Greeks and Greek Love, by James Davidson (Random House)

Lesbian Memoir/Biography
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, by Joan Schenkar (St. Martin’s Press)

Gay Memoir/Biography
Ardent Spirits: Leaving Home, Coming Back, by Reynolds Price (Scribner Books)

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