Lambda Literary Award Winners Revealed

By Maryann Yin Comment

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

More than four hundred people attended the ceremony at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City. Some of the celebrity guests included former governor Jim McGreevey, beauty queen Claire Buffie, and photographer Amos Mac.

Here’s more from the release: “Among the winners were Eileen Myles’s Inferno (A Poet’s Novel) which took the top honor in Lesbian Fiction and Adam Haslett’s Union Atlantic in Gay Fiction.  There were two ties as well, an unusual occurrence for the Awards, in the Lesbian Memoir category as well as in LGBT Studies.” Follow the jump to see the full list of winners.

Lesbian Fiction: Inferno (A Poet’s Novel), by Eileen Myles, OR Books

Gay Fiction: Union Atlantic, by Adam Haslett, Doubleday

Lesbian Debut Fiction: Sub Rosa, by Amber Dawn, Arsenal Pulp Press

Gay Debut Fiction: Bob the Book, by David Pratt, Chelsea Station Editions

Lesbian Memoir/Biography (TIE): Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, by Barbara Hammer, The Feminist Press and Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, by Julie Marie Wade, Colgate University Press

Gay Memoir/Biography: Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade, by Justin Spring, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Lesbian Mystery: Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid, HarperCollins

Gay Mystery: Echoes, by David Lennon, Blue Spike Publishing

LGBT Anthology: Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman, Seal Press

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult: Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

LGBT Drama: Oedipus at Palm Springs, by The Five Lesbian Brothers: Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, and Lisa Kron, Samuel French, Inc.

LGBT Nonfiction: King Kong Theory, by Virginia Despentes, The Feminist Press

LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror: Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, by Sandra McDonald, Lethe Press

LGBT Studies (TIE): Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, by Scott Herring, New York University Press and Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, by Gayle Salaman, Columbia University Press

Bisexual Fiction: The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet, by Myrlin Hermes, Harper Perennial

Bisexual Nonfiction: Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Rowman & Littlefield

Transgender Fiction: Holding Still For as Long as Possible, by Zoe Whittall, House of Anansi Press

Transgender Nonfiction: Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, edited by Noach Dzmura, North Atlantic Books

Lesbian Erotica: Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica, edited by Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press

Gay Erotica: Teleny and Camille, by Jon Macy, Northwest Press

Lesbian Poetry: The Nights Also, by Anna Swanson, Tightrope Books

Gay Poetry: Pleasure, by Brian Teare, Ahsahta Press

Lesbian Romance: River Walker, by Cate Culpepper, Bold Strokes Books

Gay Romance: Normal Miguel, by Erik Orrantia, Cheyenne Press