1st Lambda Literary Awards

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The 1st Lambda Literary Awards were held in 1989 to honour works of LGBT literature published in 1988.

Special awards[edit]

Category Winner
Editor's Choice Karen Thompson and Julie Andrzejewski, Why Can’t Sharon Kowalski Come Home?
Publisher Service Sasha Alyson, Alyson Books

Nominees and winners[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
AIDS Literature Blue ribbon Paul Monette, Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir
Gay Debut Fiction Blue ribbon Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library
Gay Fiction Blue ribbon Edmund White, The Beautiful Room Is Empty
Gay Mystery/Science Fiction Blue ribbon Michael Nava, Golden Boy
Gay Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Paul Monette, Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir
Gay Small Press Blue ribbon Michael Nava, Golden Boy
Blue ribbon Ahmad al-Tifashi (Edward A. Lacey, translator), The Delight of Hearts, or What You Will Not Find in Any Book
Lesbian Debut Fiction Blue ribbon Madelyn Arnold, Bird-Eyes
Lesbian Fiction Blue ribbon Dorothy Allison, Trash: Short Stories
Lesbian Mystery/Science Fiction Blue ribbon Antoinette Azolakov, Skiptrace
Lesbian Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Sarah Lucia Hoagland, Lesbian Ethics: Toward New Value
Lesbian Small Press Blue ribbon Dorothy Allison, Trash: Short Stories
Poetry Blue ribbon Carl Morse and Joan Larkin, eds., Gay & Lesbian Poetry in our Time

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