The Lambda Literary Awards named its 2019 winners in a ceremony last night in New York City. The annual award, now in its 31st year, celebrates the “best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm[s] that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world.” In addition to the category awards, Lambda’s Trustee and Visionary Awards were given to Alexander Chee and Masha Gessen. The winners of the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards were announced in 24 categories. Here are some highlights: Lesbian FictionThe Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai Gay FictionJonny Appleseed by Joshua WhiteheadBisexual FictionDisoriental by Négar Djavadi and translated by Tina Kover (One of our Most Anticipated titles from 2018) Transgender FictionLittle Fish by Casey PlettLGBTQ NonfictionLooking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry (A "must read" according to Well-Read Black Girl's Glory Edim) Bisexual NonfictionOut of Step: A Memoir by Anthony Moll Transgender NonfictionHistory of the Transgender Child by Julian Gill-PetersonLesbian Memoir/BiographyChronology by Zahra PattersonGay Memoir/BiographyNo Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America by Darnell L. Moore Graphic NovelThe Lie and How We Told It by Tommi Parrish Lesbian PoetryEach Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House by Nina Puro Gay PoetryIndecency by Justin Phillip Reed (One of Nick Ripatrazone's Poems That End with Questions) Bisexual PoetryWe Play a Game by Duy DoanTransgender PoetryLo Terciaro / The Tertiary by Raquel Salas Rivera (Described as "artful" by Ada Limón in her 2018 Year in Reading post) The full list of winners can be found here. [millions_ad]
The 2018 Lambda Literary Awards were announced last night in New York City. The annual award, now in its 30th year, celebrates the "best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm[s] that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world." In addition to the other awards, Lamdba's Trustee and Visionary Awards were given to Roxane Gay and Edmund White. The winners of the 2018 Lambda Literary Awards are as follows: Lesbian Fiction Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Our review of Machado’s “body horrors” and interview with the author) Gay Fiction After the Blue Hour by John Rechy Bisexual Fiction The Gift by Barbara Browning Bisexual Nonfiction Hunger by Roxane Gay LGBTQ Nonfiction How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Transgender Nonfiction Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton Lesbian Memoir/Biography The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Gay Memoir/Biography Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man by Chike Frankie Edozien Graphic Novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (the one book reco'd by Robin Sloan in his Year in Reading entry) The full list of winners can be found here.