Online Extra (update): Lambda Literary Award winners announced

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Monday June 1, 2020
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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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