26th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists

By Lambda Literary Foundation

These finalists represent books published in 2013. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on June 2, 2014.http://www.lambdaliterary.org/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif


· Nevada, a novel, Imogen Binnie, Topside Press

· Tiresias, Devon Llywelyn Jones, Devon Llywelyn Jones

· Wanting in Arabic, Trish Salah, TSAR Publications


· Corona, Bushra Rehman, Sibling Rivalry Press

· Hild: A Novel, Nicola Griffith, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

· In His Secret Life, Mel Bossa, Bold Strokes Books

· My Education, Susan Choi, Penguin Group/Viking

· The Two Hotel Francforts: A Novel, David Leavitt, Bloomsbury


· A Visit to Priapus and Other Stories, by Glenway Wescott, Ed. Jerry Rosco, University of Wisconsin Press

· An Honest Ghost, Rick Whitaker, Jaded Ibis Press

· The City of Devi, Manil Suri, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

· Damn Love, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Ig Publishing

· The Desperates, Greg Kearney, Cormorant Books

· Fire Year, Jason K. Friedman, Sarabande Books

· Local Souls, Allan Gurganus, Liveright Publishing Corporation

· Mundo Cruel: Stories, Luis Negron; translated by Suzanne Jill Levine, Seven Stories Press

· Necessary Errors, Caleb Crain, Penguin Books

· The Red Shoes, John Stewart Wynne, Riverdale Ave Books/Magnus


· The Albino Album, Chavisa Woods, Seven Stories Press

· Bodies of Water, T. Greenwood, Kensington

· Cha-Ching!, Ali Liebegott, City Lights

· Cream, Christiana Harrell, Createspace

· The Daylight Gate, Jeanette Winterson, Grove/Atlantic Inc./Grove Press

· Fat Angie, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Candlewick Press

· Happiness, Like Water, Chinelo Okparanta, Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

· She Rises: A Novel, Kate Worsley, Bloomsbury

· Survival Skills, Jean Ryan, Ashland Creek Press

· We Are Water, Wally Lamb, HarperCollins/Harper


· The Affairs of Others: A Novel, Amy Grace Loyd, Picador

· Descendants of Hagar, Nik Nicholson, AuthorHouse

· Golden Boy, Abigail Tarttelin, Simon & Schuster/Atria Books

· How to Shake the Other Man, Derek Palacio, Nouvella

· In Between, Jane Hoppen, Bold Strokes Books

· Inside, Charles L. Ross, Ink Inc.

· Jane and the Whales, Andrea Routley, Caitlin Press

· My Brother’s Name: A Novel, Laura Krughoff, Scarletta / Scarletta Press

· Prick Queasy, Ronald Palmer, Publication Studio

· The Rest of Us: Stories, Guy Mark Foster, Tincture/Lethe Press


· Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter, S. Bear Bergman, Arsenal Pulp Press

· The End of San Francisco, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, City Lights Publishers

· Testo Junkie, Beatriz Preciado, Feminist Press


· The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television, Maria San Filippo, Indiana University Press

· Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, Shiri Eisner, Seal Press

· The Soundtrack of My Life, Clive Davis, Simon & Schuster


· Among the BloodpeopleThomas Glave, Akashic Books

· Does Jesus Really Love Me?, Jeff Chu, Harper Collins

· The End of the Homosexual?, Dennis Altman, University of Queensland Press

· Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims, Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle, NYU Press

· Meet Grindr: How One App Changed The Way We Connect, Jamie Woo, Self-Published

· Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants, Phil Tiemeyer, University of California Press

· The Queer Limit of Black Memory Black Lesbian Literature and Irresolution, Matt Richardson, The Ohio State University Press

· Radical Relations: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children in the United States since World War II, Daniel Winunwe Rivers, University of North Carolina Press

· Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines. Polaroids 1975-1983, Ben Smales, Tom Bianchi, Edmund White, Damiani

· White Girls, Hilton Als, McSweeney’s Publishing

· You Can Tell Just By Looking: And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People, Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico, Beacon Press


· Alternative Medicine, Rafael Campo, Duke University Press

· The Apartment of Tragic Appliances, Michael D. Snediker, Peanut Books (an imprint of punctum books)

· Clay, David Groff, Trio House Press

· Companion Grasses, Brian Teare, Omnidawn Publishing

· Metaphysical Dog, Frank Bidart, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

· Obscenely Yours, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Alice James Books

· Silverchest, Carl Phillips, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

· Straight Razor, Randall Mann, Persea Books

· The Talking Day, Michael Klein, Sibling Rivalry Press

· Unpeopled Eden, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Four Way Books


· A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings, Eloise Klein Healy, Red Hen Press

· Chopper! Chopper! Poetry From Bordered Lives, Verónica Reyes, Red Hen Press/Arktoi Books

· Chord Box, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, The University of Arkansas Press

· The Collected Poems of Ai, Ai, W.W. Norton & Company

· The Exchange, Sophie Cabot Black, Graywolf Press

· ProxyR. Erica Doyle, Belladonna Collaborative

· Rise in the Fall, Ana Bozicevic, Birds, LLC

· She Has a Name, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Four Way Books

· Viral, Suzanne Parker, Alice James Books

· We Come Elemental, Tamiko Beyer, Alice James Books


· Baton Rouge Bingo, Greg Herren, Bold Strokes Books

· Boystown 5: Murder Book, Marshall Thornton, MLR Press

· Fierce, David Lennon, Blue Spike Publishing

· Foxed, Garry Ryan, NeWest Press

· The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari, Sarah Black, Dreamspinner Press

· How to Greet Strangers: A Mystery, Joyce Thompson, Lethe Press

· In Real Life, The 3rd Gemini & Flowers Mystery, Jonathan Gregory, Amazon Digital Services Inc

· Pawn of Satan, Mark Zubro, MLR Press

· Pretty Boy Dead, Jon Michaelsen, Wilde City Press

· The Prisoner of the Riviera: A Francis Bacon Mystery, Janice Law, MysteriousPress.com/Open Road Media


· Cross and Burn, Val McDermid, Grove/Atlantic/Atlantic Monthly Press

· Death of the Demon, Anne Holt, Scribner

· High Desert, Katherine V. Forrest, Spinsters Ink

· The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery, Laura Antoniou, Cleis Press

· Point of Betrayal, Ann Roberts, Bella Books

· The Rainey Season, R.E. Bradshaw, R.E. Bradshaw Books

· She Overheard Murder, Jean Sheldon, Wellworth Publishing/Bast Press

· Taken by the Wind, Ellen Hart, St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books

· Turning on the Tide, Jenna Rae, Bella Books

· Web of Obsessions, Diane Wood, Bella Books

· The Wild Beasts of Wuhan: An Ava Lee Novel, Ian Hamilton, Picador


· A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, by Glenway Wescott, Ed. Jerry Rosco, University of Wisconsin Press

· The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, Perry N. Halkitis, Oxford University Press

· American Hipster: A Life of Herbert Huncke, The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Movement, Hilary Holladay, Riverdale Ave Books/Magnus

· Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography, Richard Rodriguez, Penguin Group/Viking

· Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns, David Margolick, Other Press

· Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, Alysia Abbott, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

· Farther and Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson, Blake Bailey, Alfred A. Knopf

· Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist, Jim Elledge, Overlook Duckworth

· In Bed With Gore Vidal, Tim Teeman, Riverdale Ave Books/Magnus

· Returning to Reims, Didier Eribon, Semiotext(e)


· Body Geographic, Barrie Jean Borich, University of Nebraska Press

· Growing up Golem, Donna Minkowitz, Riverdale Ave Books/Magnus

· How Poetry Saved My Life, Amber Dawn, Arsenal Pulp Press

· L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir, Annie Rachel Lanzillotto, SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions

· Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton, Bloomsbury


· Covet Thy Neighbor, L. A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

· Glitterland, Alexis Hall, Riptide Publishing

· Into This River I Drown, TJ Klune, Dreamspinner Press

· King Mai, Edmond Manning, Pickwick Ink Publishing

· My Dear Watson, L.A. Fields, Lethe Press

· Pickup Men, L.C. Chase, Riptide Publishing

· Play Me, I’m Yours, Madison Parker, Harmony Ink Press

· Rocky’s Road, Lynley Wayne, MLR Press

· Unbroken, Larry Benjamin, Beaten Track Publishing

· Where You Are, J.H. Trumble, Kensington


· All That Lies Within, Lynn Ames, Phoenix Rising Press

· At Seventeen, Gerri Hill, Bella Books

· Broken Trails, D Jordan Redhawk, Bella Books

· Clean Slate, Andrea Bramhall, Bold Strokes Books

· Date with Destiny, Mason Dixon, Bold Strokes Books

· Hold Me Forever, D. Jackson Leigh, Bold Strokes Books

· Hoosier Daddy, Ann McMan, Salem West, Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company/Nuance

· Last Salute, Tracey Richardson, Bella Books

· Love by the Numbers, Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books

· The Princess Affair, Nell Stark, Bold Strokes Books


· Capture & Surrender, Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

· The Padisah’s Son and the Fox: an erotic novella, Alex Jeffers, Lethe Press

· Sensual Travels: Gay Erotic Stories, Michael Luongo (Ed.), Bruno Gmuender

· Show-Offs: Gay Erotic Stories, Ed. Richard Labonte, Cleis Press

· Team Players: Gay Erotic Stories, Winston Gieseke (Ed.), Bruno Gmuender


· At Her Feet, Rebekah Weatherspoon, Bold Strokes Books

· Best Lesbian Erotica 2014, Kathleen Warnock, Ed., Cleis Press

· Wild Girls Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories, Ed. Sacchi Green, Cleis Press


· An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings, Harvey Milk, Jason Edward Black, Charles E. Morris, University of California Press

· The Feminist Porn Book, Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley, Celine Parrenas Shimizu & Mireille Miller-Young, Feminist Press

· Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry, Editors: Brittany Fonte and Regie Cabico, Lowbrow Press

· Ghosts in Gaslight. Monsters in Steam. Gay City: Volume 5, Evan J Peterson & Vincent Kovar, Gay City Anthologies and Minor Arcana Press

· Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction, Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba, MaThoko’s Books

· Queer in Aztlan: Chicano Male Recollentions of Consciousness and Coming Out, Ed. Adelaida R. Del Castillo and Gibran Guido, Cognella Academic Publishing

· This Assignment Is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching, Megan Volpert, Sibling Rivalry Press

· Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, T.C. Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson, Nightboat Books

· What I LOVE about being QUEER, Vivek Shraya, George Brown College

· Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners, Eds. Jim Elledge and David Groff, The University of Wisconsin Press


· Better Nate Than Ever, Tim Federle, Simon & Schuster, Inc./ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

· Boy In Box, Christopher R. Michael, Hubbub Publishing

· Girls I’ve Run Away With, Rhiannon Argo, Moonshine Press

· If You Could Be Mine, Sara Farizan, Algonquin Books

· Openly Straight, Bill Konigsberg, Arthur A. Levine Books

· Rapture Practice, Aaron Hartzler, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

· Secret City, Julia Watts, Bella Books

· The Secret Ingredient, Stewart Lewis- Author, Rebecca Short-Editor, Delacorte Press (Penguin/Random House)

· The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Arthur A. Levine Books

· Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

· What Makes a Baby, Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth, Seven Stories Press/Triangle Square


· Las Hociconas: Three Locas with Big Mouths and Even Bigger Brains, Adelina Anthony, Korima Press

· sash & trim and other plays, Djola Branner, RedBone Press

· Tom at the Farm, Michel Marc Bouchard, Talonbooks


· Artifice, Alex Woolfson (author), Winona Nelson (Illustrator), AMW Comics

· Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir, Nicole J. Georges, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

· Duck! Second Chances, Tana Ford, Bang A Left

· The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, Kyle Baker, Steve Dutro, M Press


· Collaborators, Deborah Wheeler, Dragon Moon Press

· Death by Silver, Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold, Lethe Press

· Deprivation; or, Benedetto furioso: an oneiromancy, Alex Jeffers, Lethe Press

· Dragon Slayer, Isabella Carter, Less Than Three Press

· Dust Devil on a Quiet Street, Richard Bowes, Lethe Press

· Hell’s Belle, Marie Castle, Bella Books

· Invisible Soft Return :\, Roberta Degnore, Digital Fabulists

· Light, ‘Nathan Burgoine, Bold Strokes Books

· Like Light for Flies, Lee Thomas, Lethe Press

· The Stars Change, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Circlet Press, Inc.


· Butch Queens Up in Pumps Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit, Marlon M. Bailey, University of Michigan Press

· Feeling Women’s Liberation, Victoria Hesford, Duke University Press

· Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America, Colin R. Johnson, Temple University Press

· Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production, Lisa Henderson, NYU Press

· Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami, Susana Pena, University of Minnesota Press

· Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Duke University Press

· Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence, Christina B. Hanhardt, Duke University Press

· Shanghai Lalas, Lucetta Yip Lo Kam, Hong Kong University Press

· Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely, Peter M. Coviello, NYU Press

· Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law, Isaac West, NYU Press