23rd Lambda Literary Awards

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The 23rd Lambda Literary Awards were held in 2011, to honour works of LGBT literature published in 2010.

Beginning with the 2011 awards, the Lambda Literary Foundation took over the administration and presentation of the Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize, formerly a program of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.

Special awards[edit]

Category Winner
Pioneer Award Edward Albee, Val McDermid
Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize Alex Sánchez, Susan Stinson

Nominees and winners[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Bisexual Fiction Blue ribbon Myrlin Hermes, The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet
Bisexual Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools
Gay Debut Fiction Blue ribbon David Pratt, Bob the Book
Gay Erotica Blue ribbon Jon Macy, Teleny and Camille
Gay Fiction Blue ribbon Adam Haslett, Union Atlantic
Gay Memoir/Biography Blue ribbon Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade
Gay Mystery Blue ribbon David Lennon, Echoes
Gay Poetry Blue ribbon Brian Teare, Pleasure
Gay Romance Blue ribbon Erik Orrantia, Normal Miguel
Lesbian Debut Fiction Blue ribbon Amber Dawn, Sub Rosa
Lesbian Erotica Blue ribbon Tristan Taormino, ed., Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica
Lesbian Fiction Blue ribbon Eileen Myles, Inferno (a poet’s novel)
Lesbian Memoir/Biography Blue ribbon Barbara Hammer, Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life
Blue ribbon Julie Marie Wade, Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures
Lesbian Mystery Blue ribbon Val McDermid, Fever of the Bone
Lesbian Poetry Blue ribbon Anna Swanson, The Nights Also
Lesbian Romance Blue ribbon Cate Culpepper, River Walker
LGBT Anthology Blue ribbon Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation
LGBT Children's/Young Adult Blue ribbon Jane Eagland, Wildthorn
LGBT Drama Blue ribbon Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey and Lisa Kron, Oedipus at Palm Springs: A Five Lesbian Brothers Play
LGBT Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Virginie Despentes, King Kong Theory
  • Stuart Biegel, The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools
  • Emma Donoghue, Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature
  • Noach Dzmura, Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community
  • Jallen Rix, Ex-Gay No Way: Survival and Recovery from Sexual Abuse
LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Blue ribbon Sandra McDonald, Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories
LGBT Studies Blue ribbon Scott Herring, Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism
Blue ribbon Gayle Salamon, Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality
  • Deborah Cohler, Citizen Invert Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain
  • Rafael de la Dehesa, Queering the Public Sphere in Mexico and Brazil: Sexual Rights Movements in Emerging Democracies
  • Fran Martin, Backward Glances: Contemporary Chinese Cultures and the Female Homoerotic Imaginary
Transgender Fiction Blue ribbon Zoe Whittall, Holding Still for As Long As Possible
Transgender Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Noach Dzmura, Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community

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