27th Lambda Literary Awards

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The 27th Lambda Literary Awards were held on June 1, 2015, to honour works of LGBT literature published in 2014.[1] The list of nominees was released on March 4.[1]

The ceremony was held at Cooper Union.[1]

Special awards[edit]

Category Winner
Pioneer Award Rita Mae Brown
Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award Anne Balay, Daisy Hernández[2]
Trustee Award John Waters

Nominees and winners[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Bisexual Fiction Blue ribbon Ana Castillo, Give It to Me[3]
Bisexual Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Charles M. Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones[3]
Gay Erotica Blue ribbon Tiffany Reisz, The King[3]
Gay Fiction Blue ribbon Tom Spanbauer, I Loved You More[3]
Gay Memoir/Biography Blue ribbon Richard Blanco, The Prince of Los Cocuyos[3]
Blue ribbon John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh[3]
  • Sean Strub, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival
  • Brent Phillips, Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance
  • Rob Smith, Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming of Age as a Gay Man in the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Army
  • Edmund White, Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris
  • Alain Mabanckou, Letter to Jimmy
  • Philip Gefter, Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe
Gay Mystery Blue ribbon Katie Gilmartin, Blackmail, My Love[3]
Gay Poetry Blue ribbon Danez Smith, [insert] boy[3]
Gay Romance Blue ribbon Jeff Mann, Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War[3]
Lesbian Erotica Blue ribbon Diana Cage, Lesbian Sex Bible[3]
Lesbian Fiction Blue ribbon Alexis De Veaux, Yabo[3]
Lesbian Memoir/Biography Blue ribbon Alethia Jones, Virginia Eubanks and Barbara Smith, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building[3]
Lesbian Mystery Blue ribbon Ellen Hart, The Old Deep and Dark[3]
Lesbian Poetry Blue ribbon Valerie Wetlaufer, Mysterious Acts by My People[3]
Lesbian Romance Blue ribbon Robbi McCoy, The Farmer’s Daughter[3]
LGBT Anthology Blue ribbon Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman, Understanding and Teaching US Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History[3]
LGBT Children's/Young Adult Blue ribbon Tim Federle, Five, Six, Seven, Nate![3]
LGBT Debut Fiction Blue ribbon Abdi Nazemian, The Walk-In Closet[3]
LGBT Drama Blue ribbon Robert O'Hara, Bootycandy[3]
LGBT Graphic Novel Blue ribbon Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli, Second Avenue Caper[3]
LGBT Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Martin Duberman, Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS[3]
LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Blue ribbon Chaz Brenchley, Bitter Waters[3]
LGBT Studies Blue ribbon Vincent Woodard, Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride, Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture[3]
Transgender Fiction Blue ribbon Casey Plett, A Safe Girl to Love[3]
Transgender Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Thomas Page McBee, Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man[3]
  • Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More
  • Laura Erickson-Schroth, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community