21st Lambda Literary Awards

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The 21st Lambda Literary Awards were held in 2009, to honour works of LGBT literature published in 2008.

Special awards[edit]

Category Winner
Pioneer Award Leslie Feinberg, The Violet Quill

Nominees and winners[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Bisexual Literature Blue ribbon Jenny Block, Open
Gay Debut Fiction Blue ribbon Shawn Stewart Ruff, Finlater
Gay Erotica Blue ribbon Richard Labonté and James Lear, eds., Best Gay Erotica 2009
Gay Fiction Blue ribbon Scott Heim, We Disappear
Gay Memoir/Biography Blue ribbon Sheila Rowbotham, Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love
Gay Mystery Blue ribbon Scott Sherman, First You Fall
Gay Poetry Blue ribbon Mark Doty, Fire to Fire
Blue ribbon James Allen Hall, Now You're the Enemy
Gay Romance Blue ribbon Larry Duplechan, Got 'til it's Gone
Lesbian Debut Fiction Blue ribbon Magdalena Zurawski, The Bruise
Lesbian Erotica Blue ribbon Radclyffe and Karin Kallmaker, In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip
Lesbian Fiction Blue ribbon Emma Donoghue, The Sealed Letter
Blue ribbon Chandra Mayor, All the Pretty Girls
Lesbian Memoir/Biography Blue ribbon Maureen Seaton, Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir
Lesbian Mystery Blue ribbon Josie Gordon, Whacked
Lesbian Poetry Blue ribbon Judy Grahn, love belongs to those who do the feeling
Lesbian Romance Blue ribbon Karin Kallmaker, The Kiss That Counted
LGBT Anthology Blue ribbon Thomas Glave, Our Caribbean
LGBT Children's/Young Adult Blue ribbon Bill Konigsberg, Out of the Pocket
LGBT Drama Blue ribbon Carolyn Gage, The Second Coming of Joan of Arc
LGBT Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Jane Rule, Loving the Difficult
LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Blue ribbon Nicole Kimberling, Turnskin
LGBT Studies Blue ribbon Regina Kunzel, Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality
  • Michelle Ann Abate, Tomboys: A Literary & Cultural History
  • Amin Ghaziani, The Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington
  • Kevin P. Murphy, Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, & the Politics of Progressive Reform
  • Linda Williams, Screening Sex
Transgender Literature Blue ribbon Thea Hillman, Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word)

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