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Online Extra (update): Lambda Literary Award winners announced

by Jim Provenzano

Online Extra (update): Lambda Literary Award winners announced

Considered the Oscars of queer publishing, the annual Lambda Literary Awards were not held in person this year, but announced on June 1 on the Foundation's website.

"Out of an abundance of caution in light of COVID-19, we have come to the heart-wrenching decision to not hold an in-person Lambda Literary Awards ceremony this June in New York City," the Foundation posted on its website.

"In the meantime, we hope that in lieu of a ticket, you will consider making a donation to Lambda Literary. Your support will help us continue our work to honor this year's finalists and winners."

This year's winners and finalists offer an expansive to-read list of fiction, memoir, poetry, mystery, science fiction, erotica and other genres in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans categories.

Additionally, ane Wagner received Lambda Literary's 2020 Visionary Award, Jericho Brown received the Trustee Award, and Brian Lam received the Publishing Professional Award. Amonf the Lammy winners:

Lesbian Fiction: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Gay Fiction: Lot by Bryan Washington
Bisexual Fiction: Exquisite Mariposa by Fiona Alison Duncan
Transgender Fiction: Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) by Hazel Jane Plante
Lesbian Poetry: more black by t'ai freedom ford
Bisexual Poetry: Pet Sounds by Stephanie Young
LGBTQ Nonfiction: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
LGBTQ Children's/Middle Grade: Hazel's Theory of Evolution by Lisa Benn Bigelow
LGBTQ Young Adult: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
LGBTQ Comics: Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten
LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Check out more winners on the LLF website.

Check out the finalists on the LLF website.

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