8th Lambda Literary Awards

The 8th Lambda Literary Awards were held in 1996 to honour works of LGBT literature published in 1995.[1]

Special awardsEdit

Category Winner
Editor's Choice Patrick Califia and Janine Fuller, Forbidden Passages: Writings Banned in Canada
Pioneer Award L. Page “Deacon” Maccubbin, Lambda Rising
Publisher's Service Nancy Bereano, Firebrand Press
Janine Fuller and Stuart Blackley, Restricted Entry: Censorship on Trial

Nominees and winnersEdit

Category Winner Nominated
Anthologies/Fiction E. J. Levy, ed., Tasting Life Twice
Anthologies/Non-Fiction Claude J. Summers, ed., Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage
Children's/Young Adult Jacqueline Woodson, From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
Drama Tony Kushner, Slavs (Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness)
Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche, Go Fish
Gay Biography/Autobiography Lyle Leverich, Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams
Gay Fiction Michael Cunningham, Flesh and Blood
Gay Mystery R. D. Zimmerman, Closet
Gay Poetry Mark Doty, Atlantis
Gay Studies Joseph Carrier, De Los Otros
Humor Ellen Orleans, The Butches of Madison County
Lesbian Biography/Autobiography Erica Fischer, Aimee & Jaguar
Lesbian Fiction Jacqueline Woodson, Autobiography of a Family Photo
Lesbian Mystery Jean M. Redmann, Intersection of Law and Desire
Lesbian Poetry Adrienne Rich, Dark Fields of the Republic
Lesbian Studies Karla Jay, Dyke Life
Photography/Visual Arts Andrea Weiss, Paris Was a Woman
Science fiction, fantasy or horror Melissa Scott, Shadow Man
Nicola Griffith, Slow River
Small Press Eileen Myles and Liz Kotz, The New Fuck You
Spirituality Brian Bouldrey, Wrestling with the Angel


  1. ^ Cerna, Antonio Gonzalez (14 July 1996). "8th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Lambdaliterary.org. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2014.

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