32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Photo is of the Lesbian Poetry winner & more black t’ai freedom ford  Augury Books
On June 1, 2020, the winners of the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced. These winners were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from over 300 publishers.

In addition to the winners below, three special honors were awarded: Jane Wagner received Lambda Literary’s 2020 Visionary Award, Jericho Brown received the Trustee Award, and Brian Lam received the Publishing Professional Award.

· Lesbian Fiction: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

· Gay Fiction: Lot by Bryan Washington

· Bisexual Fiction: Exquisite Mariposa by Fiona Alison Duncan

· Bisexual Non Fiction: Socialist Realism by Trisha Law

· Transgender Fiction: Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) by Hazel Jane Plante

· LGBTQ Nonfiction: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

· Transgender Non Fiction: We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan by Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma

· Gay Poetry: Slingshot by Cyree Jarell Johnson

· Lesbian Poetry: & more black by t’ai freedom ford

· Bisexual Poetry: Pet Sounds by Stephanie Young

· Transgender Poetry: HULL by Xandria Phillips

· Lesbian Mystery: Galileo by Ann McMan

· Gay Mystery: Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel by Michael Nava

· Lesbian Memoir/Biography : We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib

· Gay Memoir/Biography How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

· Lesbian Romance  Aurora’s Angel: A Dark Fantasy Romance By Emily Noon

· Gay Romance Joseph Chapman: My Molly Life by James Lovejoy

· LGBTQ Anthology (Tie)

Love WITH Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse by Aishah Shahidah Simmons

A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969 By Noam Sienna

· LGBTQ Children’s/Middle Grade: Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Benn Bigelow

· LGBTQ Young Adult: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

· LGBTQ Comics: Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten

· LGBTQ Drama A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson

· LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: The Deep by Rivers Solomon

· LGBTQ Erotica Whore Foods by LA Warman

· LGBTQ Studies All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence by Emily L. Thuma

You can pick up any of the winning books you haven’t read on our curated list at Bookshop.org, where your purchases benefit Lambda Literary.
Finalists for the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards will be announced in Spring 2021.