Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Announced!

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The finalists for the 24th annual Lambda Literary Awards were recently announced, celebrating the best in GLBTQ literature in 24 categories. Winners will be announced on June 4.

Here are some of the finalists that are owned by the Denver Public Library. For the complete list, visit the awards web site. Check WorldCat for Interlibrary Loan possibilities for titles not available locally!

Lesbian Debut Fiction

The Girls Club, by Sally Bellerose, Bywater Books

Megume and the Trees, by Sarah Toshiko Hasu, Megami Press

Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, by Christine Stark, Modern History Press

Zipper Mouth, by Laurie Weeks, The Feminist Press at CUNY

Lesbian General Fiction

The Dirt Chronicles, by Kristyn Dunnion, Arsenal Pulp Press

The Necessity of Certain Behaviors, by Shannon Cain, University of Pittsburgh Press

Six Metres of Pavement, by Farzana Doctor, Dundurn Press

When She Woke, by Hillary Jordan, Algonquin Books

Wingshooters, by Nina Revoyr, Akashic Books

Lesbian Memoir/Biography

Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet, by Catherine Friend, Da Capo Press/Lifelong Books

Small Fires: Essays, by Julie Marie Wade, Sarabande

Taking My Life, by Jane Rule, Talonbooks

When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution, by Jeanne Córdova, Spinsters Ink

Lesbian Mystery

Dying to Live, by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, Bold Strokes Books

Hostage Moon, by AJ Quinn, Bold Strokes Books

Retirement Plan, by Martha Miller, Bold Stokes Books

Trick of the Dark, by Val McDermid, Bywater Books

Lesbian Romance

For Me and My Gal, by Robbi McCoy, Bella Books

Ghosts of Winter, by Rebecca S. Buck, Bold Strokes Books

Storms, by Gerri Hill, Bella Books

Rescue Me, by Julie Cannon, Bold Strokes Books

Taken by Surprise, by Kenna White, Bella Books

Gay Debut Fiction

98 Wounds, by Justin Chin, Manic D Press

Mitko, by Garth Greenwell, Miami University Press

Quarantine: Stories, by Rahul Mehta, Harper Perennial

Gay General Fiction

The Empty Family, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner

The Great Night, by Chris Adrian, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Leche, by R. Zamora Linmark, Coffee House Press

The Stranger’s Child, by Alan Hollinghurst, Alfred A.Knopf

The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov, by Paul Russell, Cleis Press

Gay Memoir/Biography

Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo, by Michael Schiavi, University of Wisconsin Press

Halsted Plays Himself, by William E. Jones, Semiotext(e)

If You Knew Then What I Know Now, by Ryan Van Meter, Sarabande Books

Gay Mystery

The Affair of the Porcelain Dog, by Jess Faraday, Bold Strokes Books

Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries, by Marshall Thornton, Torquere Press

Malabarista: A Detective Lane Mystery, by Garry Ryan, NeWest Press

Gay Poetry

Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems, by David Trinidad, Turtle Point Press

Double Shadow: Poems, by Carl Phillips, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Gay Romance

Something Like Summer, by Jay Bell, Jay Bell Books

Split, by Mel Bossa, Bold Strokes Books

Tinseltown, by Barry Brennessel, MLR Press

Transgender Fiction

I am J, by Cris Beam, Little, Brown Books for Children

Transgender Nonfiction

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith, AK Press

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, by Dean Spade, South End Press

Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past, by Peter Boag, University of California Press

Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, by Justin Vivian Bond, The Feminist Press at CUNY

Bisexual Fiction

Boyfriends With Girlfriends, by Alex Sanchez, Simon & Schuster

The Two Krishnas, by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, Magnus Books

Bisexual Nonfiction

Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir, by Susie Bright, Seal Press

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti, University of Arizona Press

Surviving Steven: A True Story, by Ven Rey, Ven Rey

LGBT Anthology

Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing, edited by Lazaro Lima & Felice Picano, University of Wisconsin Press

The Fire in Moonlight: Stories from the Radical Faeries, edited by Mark Thompson, White Crane Books/Lethe Press

Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader, edited by Michael Hames-García and Ernesto Javier Martínez, Duke University Press

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme, edited by Ivan E. Coyote & Zena Sharman, Arsenal Pulp Press

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti, University of Arizona Press

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult

Gemini Bites, by Patrick Ryan, Scholastic

Huntress, by Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

I am J, by Cris Beam, Little, Brown Books for Children

Pink, by Lili Wilkinson, HarperCollins

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy, by Bil Wright, Simon & Schuster

LGBT Nonfiction

Gay in America: Portraits, by Scott Pasfield, Welcome Books

God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality, by Jay Michaelson, Beacon Press

The H.D. Book, by Robert Duncan, University of California Press

A Queer History of the United States, by Michael Bronski, Beacon Press

Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories, by Wanda M. Corn and Tirza True Latimer, University of California Press

LGBT SF/F/H (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror)

The German, by Lee Thomas, Lethe Press

Paradise Tales: and Other Stories, by Geoff Ryman, Small Beer Press

LGBT Studies

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith, AK Press

Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State, by Chandan Reddy, Duke University Press

Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality, by Margot Weiss, Duke University Press

Other awards categories include: Lesbian Poetry, Lesbian Erotica, Gay Erotica, and LGBT Drama. Check out some of the best in GLBTQ books today!

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