34th Lambda Literary Awards

The 34th Lambda Literary Awards were announced on June 11, 2022[1] to honour works of LGBT literature published in 2021.

Nominees were announced in March 2022.[2][3]

Special awards edit

Special awards recipients[4]
Category Winner
Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize Vi Khi Nao and Silas House
Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award Ching-In Chen and Morgan Thomas
Randall Kenan Prize for Black LGBTQ Fiction Kalynn Bayron

Nominees and winners edit

34th Lambda Literary Awards winners and finalists[1][5]
Category Author Title Result
Bisexual Fiction Alix Ohlin We Want What We Want Winner
S. J. Sindu Blue-Skinned Gods Finalist
Melissa Broder Milk Fed
Tiphanie Yanique Monster in the Middle
Jen Silverman We Play Ourselves
Bisexual Nonfiction Aisha Sabatini Sloan Borealis Winner
Hasanthika Sirisena Dark Tourist: Essays Finalist
Jen Winston Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much
Daisy Hernández The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease
Courtney Cook The Way She Feels: My Life on the Borderline in Pictures and Pieces
Bisexual Poetry Aurielle Marie Gumbo Ya Ya Winner
Muriel Leung Imagine Us, The Swarm Finalist
CM Burroughs Master Suffering
Paige Quiñones The Best Prey
Jackie Wang The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void
Gay Fiction Brontez Purnell 100 Boyfriends Winner
Selva Almada Brickmakers Finalist
Jaime Cortez Gordo
Yang Huang My Good Son
Paul Mendez Rainbow Milk
Gay Memoir/Biography Brian Broome Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir Winner
Rajiv Mohabir Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir Finalist
John Paul Brammer Hola Papi
Peter Staley Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism
Luis Felipe Fabre with JD Pluecker (trans.) Writing with Caca / Escribir con Caca
Gay Poetry John Keene Punks: New & Selected Poems Winner
Nicholas Wong Besiege Me Finalist
Michael Walsh Creep Love
Miguel Murphy Shoreditch
Derrick Austin Tenderness
Gay Romance Larry Benjamin Excellent Sons: A Love Story in Three Acts Winner
Sander Santiago Best of the Wrong Reasons Finalist
John Patrick Dublin Bay
Lance Ringel Floridian Nights
Farhad J. Dadyburjor The Other Man
Lesbian Fiction Mia McKenzie Skye Falling Winner
Lauren Groff Matrix Finalist
Kirstin Valdez Quade The Five Wounds
Venita Blackburn How to Wrestle a Girl
Kristen Arnett With Teeth
Lesbian Memoir/Biography Sophie Santos The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I’ve Had) Winner
Grace Perry The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture Finalist
Leslie Cohen The Audacity of a Kiss: Love, Art, and Liberation
Jonathan Ned Katz The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams
Adele Bertei Why Labelle Matters
Lesbian Poetry Tamiko Beyer Last Days Winner
Rosamond S. King All the Rage Finalist
Grace Lau The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak
Donika Kelly The Renunciations: Poems
Arisa White Who’s Your Daddy
Lesbian Romance Milena McKay The Headmistress Winner
Jae Chemistry Lessons Finalist
E. J. Noyes Go Around
Haley Cass In the Long Run
Gerri Hill Red Tide at Heron Bay
LGBTQ Anthology Briona Simone Jones Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought Winner
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (ed.) Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis Finalist
Martin F. Manalansan IV, Alice Y. Hom, and Kale Bantigue Fajardo Q & A: Voices from Queer Asian North America
Kemi Adeyemi, Kareem Khubchandani, and Ramón H. Rivera-Servera (eds.) Queer Nightlife
Leanna Keyes, Lindsey Mantoan, and Angela Farr Schiller (eds.) The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays
LGBTQ Children's/Middle Grade JR Ford and Vanessa Ford Calvin Winner
Ashley Herring Blake Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea Finalist
Charlotte Sullivan Wild with Charlene Chua (illus.) Love, Violet
Rob Sanders Stitch by Stitch: Cleve Jones and the AIDS Memorial Quilt
Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester The Fabulous Zed Watson!
LGBTQ Drama R. Eric Thomas Mrs. Harrison Winner
Daniel Alexander Jones Love Like Light Finalist
storäe michele mama [rose.]
Kheven LaGrone Pillow Talk
L M Feldman Thrive, or What You Will {an epic}
LGBTQ Erotica Samuel R. Delany Big Joe Winner
MJ Lyons Queer Werewolves Destroy Capitalism: Smutty Stories Finalist
Tab Kimpton and Harry-Anne Bentley (eds.) Nectar: Trans Femme and Non Binary Erotic Comics Anthology
Tab Kimpton and Jade Sarson (eds.) Ambrosia: Trans Masc and Non Binary Erotic Comics Anthology
Levi Huxton The Lodger, That Summer
LGBTQ Graphic Novel Lee Lai Stone Fruit Winner
Crystal Frasier and Val Wise with Oscar O. Jupiter (lettering) Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms Finalist
Syan Rose Our Work Is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer & Trans Resistance
Hiromi Goto with Ann Xu (illus.) Shadow Life
Kat Leyh Thirsty Mermaids
LGBTQ Mystery John Copenhaver The Savage Kind Winner
P.J. Vernon Bath Haus Finalist
Jennifer Hanlon Wilde Finding the Vein
Michael Nava Lies With Man
Stephen Spotswood Murder Under Her Skin
LGBTQ Nonfiction Sarah Schulman Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987–1993 Winner
Melissa Febos Girlhood Finalist
Akwaeke Emezi Dear Senthuran
Adam Zmith Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures
Kazim Ali Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water
LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Cadwell Turnbull No Gods, No Monsters Winner
Arkady Martine A Desolation Called Peace Finalist
Honni van Rijswijk Breeder
Olivia Tapiero with Kit Schluter (trans.) Phototaxis
Neon Yang The Tensorate Series
LGBTQ Studies Anna Lvovsky Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life before Stonewall Winner
Gila Ashtor Homo Psyche: On Queer Theory and Erotophobia Finalist
C. Winter Han Racial Erotics: Gay Men of Color, Sexual Racism, and the Politics of Desire
Leah DeVun The Shape of Sex
Howard Chiang Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific
LGBTQ Young Adult A.R Capetta The Heartbreak Bakery Winner
Adiba Jaigirdar Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating Finalist
Aden Polydoros The City Beautiful
Isaac Fitzsimons The Passing Playbook
Linsey Miller What We Devour
Transgender Fiction Jeanne Thornton Summer Fun Winner
Torrey Peters Detransition, Baby Finalist
Callum Angus A Natural History of Transition
Megan Milks Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body
Shelley Parker-Chan She Who Became the Sun
Transgender Nonfiction Da’Shaun Harrison Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness Winner
Francisco Galarte Brown Trans Figurations: Rethinking Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Chicanx/Latinx Studies Finalist
Ivan Coyote Care Of: Letters, Connections, and Cures
Alicia Spencer-Hall and Blake Gutt (eds.) Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography
Lucie Fielding Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments
Transgender Poetry Mason J Crossbones on My Life Winner
Dani Putney Salamat sa Intersectionality Finalist
Lindsay Choi Transverse
Andrea Abi-Karam Villainy
Raquel Salas Rivera x/ex/exis

References edit

  1. ^ a b Gaynor, Jessie (2022-03-16). "Here are the finalists for the 2022 Lambda Literary Awards". Literary Hub. Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  2. ^ "Current Finalists". Lambda Literary Foundation. Archived from the original on 2022-06-13. Retrieved 2022-03-16.
  3. ^ Athitakis, Mark (2022-03-15). "Finalists for Lambda Literary Awards Are Announced". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2022-03-16.
  4. ^ "Special Awards". Lambda Literary Foundation. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  5. ^ Segal, Corinne (2022-06-13). "Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Lambda Literary Awards!". Literary Hub. Retrieved 2022-06-17.