Lambda Literary Awards

The Lambda Literary Awards recognize excellence in books which feature LGBT themes.

Marrow Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328710345
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Published: Mariner Books - June 6th, 2017

"Eerie and intriguing . . . captivates in the first few pages and delivers a gripping, compelling story throughout."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Smith's excellent command of language gives life to arresting characters and their creepy surroundings, keeping the suspense in this dark environmental thriller running high."

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316315418
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Published: Hachette Books - September 26th, 2017


The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series

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ISBN: 9781631492945
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 6th, 2017

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and Finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize.

Girl Mans Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062404183
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Published: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018

“Pen is an inspiration to anyone who’s struggled to be understood, and a vital addition to the growing world of genderqueer protagonists.” –The New York Times Book Review

How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307745439
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Published: Vintage - October 3rd, 2017

A definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, here is the incredible story of the grassroots activists whose work turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease.

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ISBN: 9781101967539
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Published: Del Rey Books - February 21st, 2017

For readers of Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, China Mi ville, and David Mitchell comes a striking debut novel by a storyteller of keen insight and captivating imagination.

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ISBN: 9781551526065
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - November 17th, 2015

Lambda Literary Award winner, Best Gay Fiction

Under the Udala Trees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544003446
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 22nd, 2015

Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and its war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.

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ISBN: 9780692553312
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Published: Hillmont Press - November 12th, 2015

Half Somali and Cuban, 17-year old Carsten Tynes, deals with the intricacies of sexuality, race, Americanism, syncretism, and migration under his dying father's abusive hand in A Love Like Blood. Set in 1998, his family relocates to Beverly Hills, MI to expand their photography business. His father has lung disease and promises to give him the business if he marries his ex-girlfriend.

George Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545812542
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

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ISBN: 9780986000782
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Published: Hawthorne Books - April 1st, 2014

Tom Spanbauer's first novel in seven years is a love story triangle akin to The Marriage Plot and Freedom, only with a gay main character who charms gays and straights alike. I Loved You More is a rich, expansive tale of love, sex, and heartbreak, covering twenty-five years in the life of a striving, emotionally wounded writer.

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ISBN: 9780989940504
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Published: Redbone Press - April 11th, 2014

Fiction. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Women's Studies. Winner of the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian General Fiction. "See YABO... like a Mingus composition: Pentecostal, blues-inflected, full of wit and that deep literacy of the black diaspora. The present, the past, the uncertain future collapse upon themselves in this narrative of place/s.

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ISBN: 9780615988689
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Published: Curtis Brown Digital - May 21st, 2014

2015 Lambda Literary Award Nominee, Best LGBT Debut 2015 Lambda Literary Award Nominee, Best LGBT Debut Winner in the "Gay and Lesbian Fiction" category of the 2014 International Book Awards Finalist in the Best Multicultural Fiction Category at the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards "Absorbing entertainment.

Mundo Cruel: Stories (Lambda Literary Awards - Gay Fiction) Cover Image
By Luis Negron, Suzanne Jill Levine (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781609804183
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 12th, 2013

Luis Negr n's debut collection reveals the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico joined together by its transgressive sexuality. The writing straddles the shifting line between pure, unadorned storytelling and satire, exploring the sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking nature of survival in a decidedly cruel world.

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ISBN: 9780544003453
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Published: Mariner Books - August 13th, 2013

"Astonishing. Okparanta's narrators render their stories with such strength and intimacy, such lucidity and composure, that in each and every case the truths of their lives detonate deep inside the reader's heart, with the power and force of revelation."--Paul Harding