Winners Announced: The 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

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Last night (June 2) at NYC’s Cooper Union, for the 26th year, the Lambda Literary Awards honored the best of this past year’s LGBT literature. Big winners for the year include Luis Negron’s story collection, Mundo Cruel for Gay General Fiction; Chinelo Okparanta’s Happiness, Like Water for Lesbian General Fiction; My Education by Susan Choi for Bisexual Fiction; and Trish Salah’s Wanting in Arabic for Transgender Fiction. Other special honorees included two LGBT literary mainstays: graphic novelist Alison Bechdel (widely known for the Bechdel Test)and writer Kate Bornstein (both above). Bechdel received the Board of Trustees Award for excellence in literature; Bornstein received the Pioneer Award.

Check out a full list of honored titles, after the jump. [via Towleroad]

GAY GENERAL FICTION

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

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION

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

LGBT DEBUT

Descendants of Hagar, Nik Nicholson, AuthorHouse

BISEXUAL FICTION

My Education, Susan Choi, Penguin Group/Viking

TRANSGENDER FICTION

Wanting in Arabic, Trish Salah, TSAR Publications

LGBT NONFICTION

White Girls, Hilton Als, McSweeney’s Publishing

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION

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

BISEXUAL NONFICTION

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

GAY POETRY

Unpeopled Eden, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Four Way Books

LESBIAN POETRY

Rise in the Fall, Ana Bozicevic, Birds, LLC

LGBT GRAPHIC NOVEL

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

LGBT CHILDREN’S/YA – TIE

If You Could Be Mine, Sara Farizan, Algonquin Books

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

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

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

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

Body Geographic, Barrie Jean Borich, University of Nebraska Press

GAY MYSTERY

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

LESBIAN MYSTERY

High Desert, Katherine V. Forrest, Spinsters Ink

GAY ROMANCE

Into This River I Drown, TJ Klune, Dreamspinner Press

LESBIAN ROMANCE

Clean Slate, Andrea Bramhall, Bold Strokes Books

GAY EROTICA

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

LESBIAN EROTICA

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

LGBT ANTHOLOGY

(FICTION)

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

LGBT ANTHOLOGY (NON-FICTION)

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

LGBT DRAMA

Tom at the Farm, Michel Marc Bouchard, Talonbooks

LGBT SF/F/HORROR

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

LGBT STUDIES

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

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