30th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced

On Monday, June 4th, Lambda Literary announced the winners of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the "Lammys"). Comedian Kate Clinton hosted the ceremony at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

Roxane Gay and Edmund White were honored with Lambda's Trustee and Visionary Awards, respectively. Other winners of the night included Carmen Maria Machado, John Rechy, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Barbara Browning, and Bogi Takács.

The full list of winners is as follows:


Lesbian Fiction

Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press


Gay Fiction

After the Blue Hour, John Rechy, Grove Press


Bisexual Fiction

The Gift, Barbara Browning, Coffee House Press 


Bisexual Nonfiction

Hunger, Roxane Gay, HarperCollins 


Transgender Fiction

Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, Bogi Takács (ed), Lethe Press


LGBTQ Nonfiction

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Haymarket Books 


Transgender Nonfiction

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity, C. Riley Snorton, University of Minnesota Press


Lesbian Poetry

Rock | Salt | Stone, Rosamond S. King, Nightboat Books


Gay Poetry

While Standing in Line for Death, CA Conrad, Wave Books


Transgender Poetry

recombinant, Ching-In Chen, Kelsey Street Press


Lesbian Mystery

Huntress, A.E. Radley, Heartsome Publishing


Gay Mystery

Night Drop, Marshall Thornton, Kenmore Books


Lesbian Memoir/Biography

The Fact of a Body, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Flatiron Books


Gay Memoir/Biography

Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man, Chike Frankie Edozien, Team Angelica Publishing


Lesbian Romance

Tailor-Made, Yolanda Wallace, Bold Strokes Books


Gay Romance

Love and Other Hot Beverages, Laurie Loft, Riptide Publishing


LGBTQ Erotica

His Seed, Steve Berman, Unzipped Books


LGBTQ Anthology

¡Cuéntamelo! Oral Histories by LGBT Latino Immigrants, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Aunt Lute Books


LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult

Like Water, Rebecca Podos, Balzer + Bray



The Gulf, Audrey Cefaly, Samuel French


LGBTQ Graphic Novels

My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Emil Ferris, Fantagraphics Books



Autonomous, Annalee Newitz, Tor Books


LGBTQ Studies

Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness, Trevor Hoppe, University of California Press

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