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
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
The full list of winners can be found here.