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1996 | 1997 |1998 | 1999

1996 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Anthologies/Fiction

Women on Women 3 edited by Joan Nestle & Naomi Holoch (Plume)

  • Go the Way Your Blood Beats edited by Shawn Stewart Ruff (Owl)
  • Men on Men 6 edited by David Bergman (Plume)
  • Night Bites edited by Victoria Brownworth (Seal)
  • Shade edited by Bruce Morrow & Charles H. Rowell (Avon)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

Taking Liberties edited by Michael Bronski (Masquerade)

  • Beyond Queer edited by Bruce Bawer (Free)
  • Boys Like Us edited by Patrick Merla (Avon)
  • Generation Q edited by Robin Bernstein & Seth Clark Silberman (Alyson)
  • Off the Rag edited by Lee Lynch & Akia Woods (New Victoria)

Children's/Young Adult

Good Moon Rising by Nancy Garden (FSG)

  • Daddy’s Wedding by Michael Willhoite (Alyson Publications)
  • Free Your Mind by Ellen Bass & Kate Kaufman (HarperPerennial)
  • My Dad Has HIV by Alexander, Rudin & Sejkora (Fairview Press)
  • The World Out There by Michael Thomas Ford (The New Press)

Drama

Split Britches edited by Sue-Ellen Case (Routledge)

  • Acting=Life by Michael Kearns (Heinemann)
  • Amazon All-Stars edited by Rosemary Keefe Curb (Applause)
  • Clit Notes by Holly Hughes (Grove)
  • Three Plays by Crowley by Mart Crowley (Alyson)

Editors' Choice

Tennessee Williams'Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965 edited by Donald Windham (University of Georgia)

Gay Men's Biography/Autobiography

Geography of the Heart by Fenton Johnson (Scribner)

  • Heaven’s Coast by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • Lush Life by David Hadju (FSG)
  • Spells of a Voodoo Doll by Assotto Saint (Masquerade)
  • Truth Serum by Bernard Cooper (Houghton Mifflin)

Gay Men's Fiction

Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadural (William Morrow)

  • Beauty of Men by Andrew Holleran (William Morrow)
  • Iowa by Patrick Moore (Hard Candy)
  • Law of Enclosures by Dale Peck (FSG)
  • Pagan’s Father by Michael Arditti (SoHo)

Gay Men's Mystery

Death of Friends by Michael Nava (Putnam)

  • Murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor (St. Martin’s)
  • Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • Time to Check Out by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
  • Tribe by R.D. Zimmerman (Dell)

Gay Men's Poetry

What the Body Told by Rafael Campo (Duke)

  • Anesthesia by Kenny Fries (Advocado)
  • Angel, Interrupted by Reginald Sheperd (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Eros in Boystown edited by Michael Lassell (Crown)
  • My Night With Federico Garcia Lorca by Jaime Marique (Painted Leaf)

Gay Men's Studies

Boys Like Us edited by Patrick Merla (Avon)

  • Cracks in the Iron Closet by David Tuller (Faber & Faber)
  • Farm Boys edited by Will Fellows (University of Wisconsin)
  • One More River to Cross by Keith Boykin (Anchor)
  • Radically Gay edited by Harry Hay and Will Roscoe (Beacon)

Humor

Homo Handbook by Judy Carter (Fireside)

  • History of Lesbian Hair by Mary Dugger (Doubleday)
  • Kurt Cobain & Mozart are Both Dead by Tim Barela (Palliard)
  • Lesbianism Made Easy by Helen Eisenbach (Crown)
  • So You Want to be a Lesbian? by Liz Tracey & Sydney Pokorny (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

Life in a Day by Doris Grumbach (Beacon)

  • Accidental Activist by Candace Gingrich (Scribner)
  • Eva Le Gallienne by Helen Sheehy (Knopf)
  • Coming Home to America by Torie Osborn (St. Martin’s)
  • The White Blackbird by Honor Moore (Viking)

Lesbian Fiction

Memory Mambo by Achy Obejas (Cleis)

  • If You Had a Family by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
  • Seven Moves by Carol Anshaw (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Toward Amnesia by Sarah Van Arsdale (Riverhead)
  • What Keeps Me Here by Rebecca Brown (HarperCollins)

Lesbian Mystery

Robber’s Wine by Ellen Hart (Seal)

  • Baby, It’s Cold by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)
  • Final Take by Jackie Manthorne (Gynergy)
  • Inner Circle by Claire McNab (Naiad)
  • Liberty Square by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley)

Lesbian Poetry

All-American Girl by Robin Becker (University of Pittsburgh)

Furious Cooking by Maureen Seaton (University of Iowa)

  • Arc of Love edited by Clare Coss (Scribner)
  • Home in Three Days. Don’t Wash. by Linda Smukler (Hard)
  • Shift by Jeredith Merrin (University of Chicago)

Lesbian Studies

Love Between Women by Bernadette J. Brooten (University of Chicago)

  • Girls Next Door by Lindsay Van Gelder & Pamela Brandt (Simon & Schuster)
  • Sappho and the Virgin Mary by Ruth Vanita (Columbia University)
  • Surface Tension edited by Meg Daly (Touchstone)
  • Too Queer by Victoria A. Brownworth (Firebrand)

Photography/Visual Arts

Nothing But the Girl by Susie Bright & Jill Posener (Cassell)

  • Body Alchemy by Loren Cameron (Cleis)
  • Derek Jarman’s Garden by Derek Jarman (Overlook)
  • Gay by the Bay by Susan Stryker & Jim Van Buskirk (Chronicle)
  • Sunnybrook by Persimmon Blackbridge (Press Gang)

Pioneer Award

Helaine Harris, Daedalus Books

Publisher's Service Award

Norman Laurila, A Different Light Bookstores

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Sacrament by Clive Barker (HarperCollins)

  • Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack (St. Martin’s)
  • Sons of Darkness edited by Michael Rowe & Thomas S. Roche (Cleis)
  • Swords of the Rainbow edited by Eric Garber & Jewelle Gomez (Alyson)
  • Women Who Run With Werewolves edited by Pam Keesey (Cleis)

Small Press

Body Alchemy by Loren Cameron (Cleis)

  • Lesbian Polyfidelity by Celeste West (Booklegger)
  • Mythomania by Bernard Welt (Art.issues)
  • Shit of God by Diamanda Galas (Serpent’s Tale/High Risk)
  • Too Queer by Victoria A. Brownworth (Firebrand)

Spirituality

The Good Book by Peter Gomes (William Morrow)

  • Congregations in Conflict by Keith Hartman (Rutgers University)
  • Journeys & Arrivals by Lev Raphael (Faber & Faber)
  • The Preacher’s Son by Marc Adams (Window Books)
  • We Were Baptized Too by Marilyn Alexander & James Preston (Westminster/John Knox)

Transgender

Body Alchemy by Loren Cameron (Cleis)

  • Gender Shock by Phyllis Burke (Anchor)
  • Honey, Honey Miss Thang by Leon E. Pettiway (Temple University)
  • Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso (Beacon)
  • Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg (Beacon)

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1997 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Anthologies/Fiction

His(2) edited by Robert Drake with Terry Wolverton (Faber & Faber)

  • Best American Gay Fiction 2 edited by Brian Bouldrey (Little, Brown)
  • Best Lesbian Erotica 1997 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Jo’s Girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure, True Grit, and Real Life edited by Christian McEwen (Beacon)
  • The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories edited by Peter Burton (Carroll & Graf)

Anthologies/Nonfiction

Queers in Space: Communities, Public Places, Sites of Resistance edited by Gordon Brent Ingram, AnneMarie Bouthillette, and Yolanda Retter (Bay)

  • PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel (Cleis)
  • My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters Through the Centuries edited by Rictor Norton (Leyland)
  • Lesbians Raising Sons edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
  • Gay Men at the Millennium edited by Michel Lowenthal (Tarcher/Putnam)

Children's/Young Adult

The House You Pass On the Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Delacorte)

  • The Shared Heart by Adam Mastoon (William Morrow)
  • Amy Asks a Question: Grandma, What’s a Lesbian? by Jeanne Arnold (Mother Courage)
  • Blue Coyote by Liza Ketchum (Simon & Schuster)
  • Sanctuary: a Tale of Life in the Woods by Paul Monette (Scribner)

Drama

Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman (Vintage)

  • Monsters in the Closet edited by Harry M. Benshoff (Manchester University)
  • Three Plays by Mae West by Lillian Schlissel (Routledge)
  • Porcelain & A Language of Their Own edited by Chay Yew (Grove)
  • Rent by Jonathan Larson (Rob Weisbach)

Editor's Choice

Billy's Boy by Patricia Nell Warren (Wildcat)

Gay Men's Biography/Autobiography

The Poetry of Healing by Rafael Campo (W.W. Norton)

  • A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay by Felice Picano (Faber & Faber)
  • Track Conditions by Michael Klein (Persea)
  • Gay Body: a Journey Through Shadow to Self by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
  • Walt Whitman: a Gay Life by Gary Schmidgall (Dutton)

Gay Men's Fiction

The Far Euphrates by Aryeh Lev Stollman (Putnam)

  • Gossip by Christopher Bram (Dutton)
  • Plays Well With Others by Allan Gurganus (Knopf)
  • The Farewell Symphony by Edmund White (Knopf)
  • The House on Brooke Street by Neil Bartlett (Dutton)

Gay Men's Mystery

The Magician’s Tale by David Hunt (Putnam)

  • Gossip by Christopher Bram (Dutton)
  • Hostage by R.D. Zimmerman (Delacorte)
  • Revision of Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • The Burning Plain by Michael Nava (Putnam)

Gay Men's Poetry

Beautiful Signor by Cyrus Cassells (Copper Canyon)

  • Bite Hard by Justin Chin (Manic D)
  • Desire by Frank Bidart (FS&G)
  • Packing Up for Paradise: Selected Poems 1946-1996 by James Broughton edited by Jim Cory (Black Sparrow)
  • Desire: Poems 1986-1996 by Tom Carey (Painted Leaf)

Gay Men's Studies

Gay Metropolis edited by Charles Kaiser (Houghton Mifflin)

  • Queer Representations: Reading Lives, Reading Cultures edited by Martin Duberman (NYU)
  • Gay Body: a Journey Through Shadow to Self edited by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
  • Life Outside – The Signorile Report on Gay Men by Michelangelo Signorile (HarperCollins)
  • Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Man by Gabriel Rotello (Dutton)

Humor

Openly Bob by Bob Smith (Rob Weisbach)

  • Barbie Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer (New Victoria)
  • Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • Naked by David Sedaris (Little, Brown)
  • Flaming Iguanas by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

Blue Windows: a Christian Science Childhood by Barbara Wilson (Picador)

  • My Life as a Boy by Kim Chernin (Algonquin)
  • May Sarton: a Biography by Margaret Peters (Knopf)
  • The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams (Putnam)
  • Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee (Knopf)

Lesbian Fiction

Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon (Press Gang)

  • A/K/A by Ruthann Robson (St. Martin’s)
  • A Crystal Diary by Frankie Hucklenbroich (Firebrand)
  • Prozac Highway by Persimmon Blackbridge (Press Gang)
  • Terminal Velocity by Blanche McCrary Boyd

Lesbian Mystery

Father Forgive Me by Randye Lordon (Avon)

  • Apparition Alley by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley)
  • No Daughter of the South by Cynthia Webb (New Victoria)
  • Evil Dead Center by Carole laFavor (Firebrand)
  • Old Black Magic by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)

Lesbian Poetry

Cold River by Joan Larkin (Painted Leaf)

School of Fish by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)

  • Diesel Fuel edited by Pat Califia (Masquerade)
  • Poems Between Women edited by Emma Donoghue (Columbia University)
  • Queer Dog: Homo/Pup/Poetry edited by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Cleis)

Lesbian Studies

Does Your Mama Know? edited by Lisa C. Moore (Redbone)

  • Every Woman I’ve Ever Loved: Lesbian Writers on Their Mothers edited by Catherine Reid and Holly Iglesias (Cleis)
  • Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter by Diana Souhami (St. Martin’s)
  • Queerly Classed edited by Susan K. Raffo (South End)
  • Sex and Sensibility by Arlene Stein (University of California)

Photography/Visual Arts

Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955 by David Leddick (Universe)

Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers by Robert Giard (MIT)

  • John Waters: Director’s Cut by John Waters (Scalo)
  • I Am My Lover: Women Pleasure Themselves edited by Joani Blank (Down There)
  • Men Together by Anderson Jones, photographs by David Fields (Running)

Pioneer Award

Ron Hanby, Bookazine

Publishers Service Award

Douglas Mitchell, University of Chicago Press

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Bending the Landscape edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (White Wolf)

  • Grave Passions edited by William Mann (Masquerade)
  • The Harvest by Perry Brass (Belhue)
  • Monsters in the Closet edited by Harry M. Benshoff (Machester University)
  • The Drag Queen of Elfland edited by Lawrence Schimel (Circlet)

Small Press

Does Your Mama Know? edited by Lisa C. Moore (Redbone)

  • Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon (Press Gang)
  • Barbie Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer (New Victoria)
  • Bite Hard by Justin Chinn (Manic D)
  • Toward the New Degeneracy by Bruce Benderson (Edgewise)

Spirituality/Religion

Like Bread on the Seder Plate by Rebecca Alpert (Columbia University)

  • Cassell’s Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit edited by Randy P. Conner (Cassell)
  • The Essential Gay Mystics by Andrew Harvey (HarperCollins)
  • Queer Dharma: Voices of Gay Buddhists edited by Winston Leyland (Gay Sunshine)
  • Stealing Jesus by Bruce Bawer (Crown)

Transgender

PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel (Cleis)

The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams (Putnam)

  • Read My Lips: Sexual Subversions and the End of Gender by Riki Anne Wilchins (Firebrand)
  • Sex Changes by Pat Califia (Cleis)
  • Mema’s House, Mexico City: On Transvestites, Queens, and Machos by Annick Prieur (Cleis)

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1998 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Anthologies/Fiction

Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature edited by Byrne R.S. Fone (Columbia University)

  • Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica edited by Lawrence Schimel (Carroll & Graf)
  • Men on Men 7 edited by Joel Tan (Penguin/Plume)
  • Queer PAPI Porn by Joel Tan (Cleis)
  • To Be Continued edited by Michele Karlsberg and Karen X. Tulchinsky (Firebrand)

Anthologies/Non-Fiction

Mom: Candid Memoirs by Lesbians About the First Woman in Their Life edited by Nisa Donnelly (Alyson)

Q & A: Queer in Asian America edited by David L. Eng (Temple University)

  • Lesbian Travels edited by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Whereabouts)
  • Queer 13 edited by Clifford Chase (Weisbach)
  • Telling Tales Out of School edited by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)

Children

Telling Tales Out of School by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)

  • I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins)
  • Lucy Goes to the Country by Joseph Kennedy, illustrated by John Canemaker (Alyson)
  • Outspoken by Michael Thomas Ford (Morrow Junior)
  • Queer 13 by Clifford Chase (Weisbach)

Drama

O Solo Homo edited by Holly Hughes (Grove)

  • Mr. Universe and Other Plays by Jim Grimsley and David Roman (Algonquin)
  • Place For Us by D.A. Miller (Harvard University)
  • Stagestruck by Sarah Schulman (Duke)
  • The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler (Villard)

Editor's Choice Award

The Boy by Naeem Murr (Houghton Mifflin)

Gay Men's Biography/Autobiography

Wisecracker by William J. Mann (Viking)

  • Auden and Isherwood: The Berlin Years by Norman Page (St. Martin’s)
  • The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up by Andrew Tobias (Random House)
  • Gentleman Junkie: The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs by Graham Caveney (Little Brown)
  • In The Flesh by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard (Barricade)

Gay Men's Fiction

An Arrow’s Flight by Mark Merlis (St. Martin’s)

  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham (FS&G)
  • Koolaids: The Art of War by Rabih Alameddine (St. Martin’s/Picador)
  • The Long Falling by Keith Ridgway (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Where the Rainbow Ends by Jameson Currier (Overlook)

Gay Men's Mystery

Outburst by R.D. Zimmerman (Delacourt)

  • Dead as a Doornail by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
  • Federal Fag by Fred Hunter (St. Martin’s)
  • Strachey’s Folly by Richard Stevenson (St. Martin’s)
  • Uprising by Randy Boyd (Westbeach)

Gay Men's Poetry

Ten Commandments by J.D. McClatchy (Knopf)

  • A Flame for the Touch That Matters by Michael Lassell (Painted Leaf)
  • A Frieze for a Temple of Love by Edward Field (Black Sparrow)
  • Say Goodnight by Timothy Liu (Copper Canyon)
  • Sweet Machine by Mark Doty (Harper Flamingo)

Gay Men's Studies

The Other Side of Silence by John Loughery (Henry Holt)

  • Becoming Visible by Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman (NYPL/Penguin Studio)
  • Changing Ones by Will Roscoe (St. Martin’s)
  • Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival by Andrew Sullivan (Knopf)
  • The Pleasure Principle by Michael Bronski (St. Martin’s)

Humor

Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Love Me and Other Trials of My Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)

  • Don’t Get Me Started by Kate Clinton (Ballantine)
  • The Indelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • Savage Love by Dan Savage (Dutton)
  • Split-Level Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

The Indelible Alison Bechdel; Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out for by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)

  • A Fragile Union by Joan Nestle (Cleis)
  • Empty Without You by Rodger Streitmatter (The Free Press)
  • The Queen of Whale Cay by Kate Summerscale (Viking)
  • Radclyffe Hall: A Woman Called John by Sally Cline (Overlook)

Lesbian Fiction

Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison (Dutton)

  • bull-jean stories by Sharon Bridgforth (RedBone)
  • Shimmer by Sarah Schulman (Avon)
  • The Dogs by Rebecca Brown (City Lights)
  • They Call Me Mad Dog by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)

Lesbian Mystery

The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith (Avon)

Shaman’s Moon by Sarah Dreher (New Victoria)

  • Mother May I by Randye Lordon (Avon)
  • Past Due by Claire McNab (Naiad)
  • Wicked Games by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Poetry

Marianne Faithfull’s Cigarette by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Cleis)

  • Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery by Pamela Sneed (Owl)
  • In the Open by Beatrix Gates (Painted Leaf)
  • Juba by Letta Neely (Wildheart)
  • The Little Butch Book by Leslea Newman (New Victoria)

Lesbian Studies

A Fragile Union by Joan Nestle (Cleis)

  • Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam (Duke)
  • Gay Old Girls by Zsa Zsa Gershick (Alyson)
  • Stagestruck by Sarah Schulman (Duke)
  • The Truth That Never Hurts by Barbara Smith (Rutgers)

Photography/Visual Arts

The Male Nude by David Leddick (Taschen)

Women in Love by Barbara Seyda with Diana Herrera (Bullfinch/Little Brown)

  • Affectionate Men by Russell Bush (St. Martin’s)
  • Becoming Visible by Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman (NYPL/Penguin Studio)
  • The Passionate Camera by Deborah Bright (Routledge)

Pioneer Award

Katherine V. Forrest

Publisher Service Award

Joan M. Drury, Spinsters Ink

Religion/Spirituality

Ferocious Romance by Donna Minkowitz (Free Press)

  • Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair by John McNeill (Westminister John Knox)
  • Closet Devotions by Richard Rambuss (Duke)
  • How to Survive Your Own Gay Life by Perry Brass (Belhue)
  • Sermons: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living by Peter J. Gomes (Morrow)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Bending the Landscape II edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook)

Galilee by Clive Barker (HarperCollins)

  • Desmond by Ulysses G. Dietz (Alyson)
  • Falling to Earth by Elizabeth Brownrigg (Firebrand)
  • Things Invisible to See edited by Lawrence Schimel (Ultra Violet)

Small Press

the bull-jean stories by Sharon Bridgforth (RedBone)

  • The Indelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out for by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • Queer Japan edited by Barbara Summerhawk (New Victoria)
  • The Reluctant Pornographer by Bruce LaBruce (Gutter)
  • Uprising by Randy Boyd (Westbeach)

Transgender

The Empress Is a Man by Michael R. Gorman (Harrington Park)

  • Boy-Wives and Female Husbands edited by Will Roscoe and Stephen Murray (St. Martin’s)
  • Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam (Duke)
  • Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton by Diane Wood Middlebrook (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Trans Liberation by Leslie Feinberg (Beacon)

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1999 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Anthologies/Fiction

Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction edited by Naomi Holoch, Joan Nestle, and Nancy Holden (Vintage)

  • Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction edited by Jaime Manrique and Jesse Dorris
  • Hers 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
  • His 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
  • Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories edited by Emma Donoghue

Anthologies/Nonfiction

Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia edited by Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson (Henry Holt)

This Is What Lesbian Looks Like edited by Kris Kleindienst (Firebrand)

  • A Woman Like That edited by Joan Larkin
  • Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society and Politics edited by Larry Gross and James D. Woods
  • Fighting Words edited by Charles Michael Smith

Children's/Young Adult

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster)

  • Dare Truth or Promise by Paula Boock
  • Name Me Nobody by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
  • The Blue Lawn by William Taylor
  • The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden

Drama

What I Meant Was by Craig Lucas (TCG)

  • Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally
  • Lovesick edited by Laurence Senelick
  • Of All the Nerve by Deb Margolin
  • Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism by Steven Watson

Gay Men's Biography/Autobiography

The Velveteen Father by Jesse Green (Villard)

  • An Underground Life by Gad Beck
  • Firebird: A Memoir by Mark Doty
  • Gore Vidal by Fred Kaplan
  • Left Out: The Politics of Exclusion by Martin Duberman

Gay Men's Fiction

Allan Stein by Matthew Stadler (Grove)

  • Comfort and Joy by Jim Grimsley
  • In September, the Light Changes by Andrew Holleran
  • The Book of Lies by Felice Picano
  • The Coming Storm by Paul Russell

Gay Men's Mystery

Justice at Risk by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)

  • Drop Dead by Mark Zubro
  • Innuendo by R.D. Zimmerman
  • The Death of a Constant Lover by Lev Raphael
  • The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman

Gay Men's Poetry

The Anchorage by Mark Wunderlich (UMASS)

Trappings by Richard Howard (Turtle Point)

  • Diva by Rafael Campo
  • Last Rights by Marvin K. White
  • Lyric by G. Winston James

Gay Men's Studies

Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow (Viking)

  • Men Like That: A Southern Queer History by John Howard
  • The Crisis of Desire by Robin Hardy and David Groff
  • The Mismeasure of Desire by Edward Stein
  • Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel Delany

Humor

That’s Mr. Faggot To You by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)

  • Ethan Exposed by Eric Orner
  • Way to Go Smith! by Bob Smith
  • Wilma Loves Betty and Other Hilarious Gay & Lesbian Parodies edited by Scott Brassart and Julie K. Trevelyan
  • Subgurlz by Jennifer Camper

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

The Trials of Radclyffe Hall by Diana Souhami (Doubleday)

  • Baby Precious Always Shines by Kay Turner
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2 1933-1938 by Blanche Weisen Cook
  • My Lesbian Husband by Barrie Jean Borich
  • Tales of the Lavender Menace by Karla Jay

Lesbian Fiction

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)

  • Bruised Fruit by Anna Livia
  • Faults by Terri de la Pena
  • Salt Water and Other Stories by Barbara Wilson
  • Shy Girl by Elizabeth Stark

Lesbian Mystery

Hunting the Witch by Ellen Hart (St. Martin's)

  • Lost Daughters by J.M. Redmann
  • Murder Undercover by Claire McNab
  • She Came in Drag by Mary Wings
  • Sleeping Bones by Katherine Forrest

Lesbian Poetry

Rave by Olga Broumas (Copper Canyon Press)

  • Interior With Sudden Joy by Brenda Shaughnessy
  • Midnight Salvage by Adrienne Rich
  • Monkeypuzzle by Rita Wong
  • Walking Back Up Depot Street by Minnie Bruce Pratt

Lesbian Studies

To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America by Lillian Faderman (Houghton Mifflin)

  • A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America by Leila J. Rupp
  • Eden Built by Eves by Bonnie Morris
  • Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
  • Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman

Photography/Visual Arts

Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow (Viking)

  • The Homoerotic Art of Pavel Tchelitchev by David Leddick
  • John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes by John Esten and Donna Hassler
  • Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
  • The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam

Religion/Spirituality

Gay Spirit Warrior by John Stowe (Findhorn)

Respecting the Soul by Keith Boykin (Avon)

  • Coming Out Spiritually by Christian De La Huerta and Matthew Fox
  • Prayer Warriors by Stuart Howell Miller
  • Queer Dharma 2 by Winston Leyeland

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Minions of the Moon by Richard Bowe (Tor)

  • Night Shade: Gothic Tales by Women edited by Victoria Brownworth and Judith Redding
  • The Annunciate by Severna Park
  • The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman
  • Through a Brazen Mirror by Delia Sherman

Small Press

Massage by Henry Flesh (Akashic)

  • Christ-Like by Emanuel Xavier
  • Hey Paesan! by Capone, Leto & Mecca
  • Mr. Dalloway by Robin Lippincott
  • The Queer Press Guide edited by Paul Harris

Transgender

Trumpet by Jackie Kay (Pantheon)

  • Crossing by Deirdre McCloskey
  • From Toads to Queens by Jacobo Schifter
  • The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam
  • Transmen and FTMs by Jason Cromwell

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