Lambda Literary Award Finalists

The Lambda Literary Awards celebrate works that explore LGBTQ themes. Categories include Humor, Romance and Biography. The Lambda Literary Foundation states that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians—the whole literary community." The awards were instituted in 1988.  Learn more at the Lambda Literary Foundation website.

Finalists for 2019 are listed below (selected categories)

La Bastarda Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781936932238
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Published: Feminist Press - April 24th, 2018

Finalist, Lesbian Fiction


The Evolution of Love Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945572838
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - May 15th, 2018

Finalist, Lesbian Fiction


The Fifth Woman (Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) Cover Image
By Nona Caspers, Stacey D'Erasmo (Selected by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781946448170
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Published: Sarabande Books - August 14th, 2018

Finalist, Lesbian Fiction


Maggie Terry Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932399
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Published: Feminist Press - September 11th, 2018

Finalist, Lesbian Fiction


Pretend We Live Here Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9781892061829
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Published: Future Tense Books - July 24th, 2018

Finalist, Lesbian Fiction


Sodom Road Exit Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781551527161
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - April 3rd, 2018

Finalist, Lesbian Fiction


The Tiger Flu Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527314
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 23rd, 2018

Finalist, Lesbian Fiction


Two Moons: Stories Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780997243901
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Published: Blf Press LLC - March 20th, 2018

Finalist, Lesbian Fiction


Drapetomania: or, the narrative of Cyrus Tyler and Abednego Tyler, lovers Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780995516274
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Published: Team Angelica Publishing - May 17th, 2018

Finalist, Gay Fiction


History of Violence: A Novel Cover Image
By Édouard Louis, Lorin Stein (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374170592
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 19th, 2018

Finalist, Gay Fiction


The House of Impossible Beauties: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062676979
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Published: Ecco - February 6th, 2018

Finalist, Gay Fiction


Jonny Appleseed Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781551527253
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 15th, 2018

Finalist, Gay Fiction


Luminous Traitor: The Just and Daring Life of Roger Casement, a Biographical Novel Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9780520298880
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Published: University of California Press - November 6th, 2018

Finalist, Gay Fiction


Some Hell: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977986
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 13th, 2018

Finalist, Gay Fiction


State of the Nation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780998799391
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Published: Tmg Firm - April 3rd, 2018

Finalist, Gay Fiction


Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501189784
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Published: Gallery Books - June 26th, 2018

Finalist, Bisexual Nonfiction


No Archive Will Restore You Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781947447851
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Published: Punctum Books - October 4th, 2018

Finalist, Bisexual Nonfiction


Out of Step: A Memoir (Non/Fiction Collection Prize) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780814254820
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Published: Mad Creek Books - July 18th, 2018

Finalist, Bisexual Nonfiction


Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781501168741
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Published: Scribner - August 14th, 2018

Finalist, Transgender Nonfiction


Histories of the Transgender Child Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781517904678
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 23rd, 2018

Finalist, Transgender Nonfiction


I'm Afraid of Men Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735235939
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Published: Penguin Canada - August 28th, 2018

Finalist, Transgender Nonfiction


Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and) Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781478001560
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Published: Duke University Press - November 23rd, 2018

Finalist, Transgender Nonfiction


The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781512602937
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Published: Brandeis University Press - November 20th, 2018

Finalist, Transgender Nonfiction


Anger Is a Gift: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250167026
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Published: Tor Teen - May 22nd, 2018

Finalist, LGBTQ+ Children's & Young Adult Titles


The Dangerous Art of Blending In Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062659002
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 30th, 2018

Finalist, LGBTQ+ Children's & Young Adult Titles


Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552963
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Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Finalist, LGBTQ+ Children's & Young Adult Titles


Girl Made of Stars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328778239
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

Finalist, LGBTQ+ Children's & Young Adult Titles


Hurricane Child Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129304
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

Finalist, LGBTQ+ Children's & Young Adult Titles


The Poet X Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
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Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018

Finalist, LGBTQ+ Children's & Young Adult Titles


Sawkill Girls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062696601
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

Finalist, LGBTQ+ Children's & Young Adult Titles


This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062820228
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 30th, 2018

Finalist, LGBTQ+ Children's & Young Adult Titles