27th Lambda Literary Awards

The 27th Lambda Literary Awards were held on June 1, 2015, to honour works of LGBT literature published in 2014.[1] The list of nominees was released on March 4.[1]

The ceremony was held at Cooper Union.[1]

Special awardsEdit

Category Winner
Pioneer Award Rita Mae Brown
Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award Anne Balay, Daisy Hernández[2]
Trustee Award John Waters

Nominees and winnersEdit

Category Winner Nominated
Bisexual Fiction Ana Castillo, Give It to Me[3]
Bisexual Non-Fiction Charles M. Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones[3]
Gay Erotica Tiffany Reisz, The King[3]
Gay Fiction Tom Spanbauer, I Loved You More[3]
Gay Memoir/Biography Richard Blanco, The Prince of Los Cocuyos[3]
John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh[3]
  • Sean Strub, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival
  • Brent Phillips, Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance
  • Rob Smith, Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming of Age as a Gay Man in the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Army
  • Edmund White, Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris
  • Alain Mabanckou, Letter to Jimmy
  • Philip Gefter, Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe
Gay Mystery Katie Gilmartin, Blackmail, My Love[3]
Gay Poetry Danez Smith, [insert] boy[3]
Gay Romance Jeff Mann, Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War[3]
Lesbian Erotica Diana Cage, Lesbian Sex Bible[3]
Lesbian Fiction Alexis De Veaux, Yabo[3]
Lesbian Memoir/Biography Alethia Jones, Virginia Eubanks and Barbara Smith, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building[3]
Lesbian Mystery Ellen Hart, The Old Deep and Dark[3]
Lesbian Poetry Valerie Wetlaufer, Mysterious Acts by My People[3]
Lesbian Romance Robbi McCoy, The Farmer’s Daughter[3]
LGBT Anthology Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman, Understanding and Teaching US Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History[3]
LGBT Children's/Young Adult Tim Federle, Five, Six, Seven, Nate![3]
LGBT Debut Fiction Abdi Nazemian, The Walk-In Closet[3]
LGBT Drama Robert O'Hara, Bootycandy[3]
LGBT Graphic Novel Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli, Second Avenue Caper[3]
LGBT Non-Fiction Martin Duberman, Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS[3]
LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Chaz Brenchley, Bitter Waters[3]
LGBT Studies Vincent Woodard, Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride, The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture[3]
Transgender Fiction Casey Plett, A Safe Girl to Love[3]
Transgender Non-Fiction Thomas Page McBee, Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man[3]
  • Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More
  • Laura Erickson-Schroth, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community