Thursday, June 6, 2019

The 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Here at Aqueduct Press, we're elated that The Breath of the Sun, Isaac R. Fellman's debut novel, which we published last year, has won a Lambda Literary Award. Congratulations, Isaac!

You can find the full list of winners for each category below. I was especially pleased to see that Larissa Lai's Tiger Flu (on this year's Tiptree Honor List, as well) won in the Lesbian Fiction category, and Claire O'Dell's A Study in Honor, a science fiction noir novel that I much enjoyed, won in the Lesbian Mystery category. I'd also like to salute Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, in the LGBTQ Nonfiction category, as a very fine book that I also enjoyed. In fact, just as the Tiptree Honor Lists are always a good source of titles to search out, so with the entire list of Lambda Award finalists (which can be found at .


Lesbian Fiction
The Tiger Flu, Larissa Lai, Arsenal Pulp Press

Gay Fiction
Jonny Appleseed, Joshua Whitehead, Arsenal Pulp Press

Bisexual Fiction
Disoriental, Négar Djavadi, Translated by Tina Kover, Europa Editions

Bisexual Nonfiction
Out of Step: A Memoir, Anthony Moll, Mad Creek Books / The Ohio State University Press

Transgender Fiction
Little Fish, Casey Plett, Arsenal Pulp Press

LGBTQ Nonfiction
Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, Imani Perry, Beacon

Transgender Nonfiction
Histories of the Transgender Child, Julian Gill-Peterson, University of Minnesota Press

Lesbian Poetry
Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House, Ru Puro, New Issues Poetry & Prose

Gay Poetry
Indecency, Justin Phillip Reed, Coffee House Press

Bisexual Poetry
We Play a Game, Duy Doan, Yale University Press

Transgender Poetry
lo terciario / the tertiary, Raquel Salas Rivera, Timeless, Infinite Light

Lesbian Mystery
A Study in Honor: A Novel, Claire O’Dell, HarperCollins / HarperVoyager

Gay Mystery
Late Fees: A Pinx Video Mystery, Marshall Thornton, Kenmore Books

Lesbian Memoir/Biography
Chronology, Zahra Patterson, Ugly Duckling Presse

Gay Memoir/Biography
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, Darnell L.
Moore, Bold Type Books

Lesbian Romance
Beowulf For Cretins: A Love Story, Ann McMan, Bywater Books

Gay Romance
Crashing Upwards, S.C. Wynne, self-published

LGBTQ Erotica
Miles & Honesty in SCFSX!, Blue Delliquanti & Kazimir Lee, self-published

LGBTQ Anthology—Fiction
As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume II, The Other Foundation, Jacana Media

LGBTQ Anthology—Nonfiction
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Roxane Gay, HarperCollins / Harper Perennial

LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult
Hurricane Child, Kacen Callender, Scholastic / Scholastic Press

Draw the Circle, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Dramatists Play Service

LGBTQ Graphic Novels
The Lie and How We Told It, Tommi Parrish, Fantagraphics Books

The Breath of the Sun, Isaac R. Fellman, Aqueduct

LGBTQ Studies
Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence Against Black Transgender Women in Houston, William T. Hoston, Peter Lang International Academic Publishers