25th Lambda Literary Awards

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The 25th Lambda Literary Awards were held on June 3, 2013, to honor works of LGBT literature published in 2012.[1]

Yolanda Wallace became the first African-American writer to win the Lesbian Romance category with her win for Month of Sundays.[1] Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod, co-editors of the anthology The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, were the first transgender authors to win the Transgender Fiction award.[1] 2013 was also the first year in the history of the awards that the Transgender Fiction award was both presented by and accepted by trans authors.[1]

Special awards[edit]

Category Winner
Bridge Builder Award John Irving
Pioneer Award Cherrie Moraga, Malcolm Boyd, Lillian Faderman, Katherine V. Forrest, John Rechy, Patricia Nell Warren
Trustee Award Augusten Burroughs
Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award Carter Sickels, Sassafras Lowrey
Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize Trebor Healey, Nicola Griffith

Nominees and winners[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Bisexual Literature Blue ribbon Cheryl Burke, My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B
Blue ribbon John Irving, In One Person
Gay Erotica Blue ribbon Mykola Dementiuk, The Facialist
Gay Fiction Blue ribbon Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
Gay Memoir/Biography Blue ribbon Cynthia Carr, Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz
Gay Mystery Blue ribbon Jeffrey Round, Lake on the Mountain
Gay Poetry Blue ribbon Stephen S. Mills, He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices
Gay Romance Blue ribbon Jay Bell, Kamikaze Boys
Lesbian Erotica Blue ribbon D. L. King, The Harder She Comes: Butch/Femme Erotica
Lesbian Fiction Blue ribbon Thrity Umrigar, The World We Found
Lesbian Memoir/Biography Blue ribbon Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Lesbian Mystery Blue ribbon J. M. Redmann, Ill Will
Lesbian Poetry Blue ribbon Etel Adnan, Sea and Fog
Lesbian Romance Blue ribbon Yolanda Wallace, Month of Sundays
LGBT Anthology Blue ribbon Justin Hall, No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics
  • Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort, Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage
  • Keith Boykin, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough
  • Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform
LGBT Children's/Young Adult Blue ribbon Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
LGBT Debut Fiction Blue ribbon Mia McKenzie, The Summer We Got Free
LGBT Drama Blue ribbon David Greenspan, The Myopia and Other Plays
LGBT Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Dale Carpenter, Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas
LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Blue ribbon Tom Cardamone, Green Thumb
LGBT Studies Blue ribbon Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics
Transgender Fiction Blue ribbon Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod, eds., The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard
Transgender Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Anne Enke, Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies


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