8th Lambda Literary Awards

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The 8th Lambda Literary Awards were held in 1996 to honour works of LGBT literature published in 1995.[1]

Special awards[edit]

Category Winner
Editor's Choice Patrick Califia and Janine Fuller, Forbidden Passages: Writings Banned in Canada
Pioneer Award L. Page “Deacon” Maccubbin, Lambda Rising
Publisher's Service Nancy Bereano, Firebrand Press
Janine Fuller and Stuart Blackley, Restricted Entry: Censorship on Trial

Nominees and winners[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Anthologies/Fiction Blue ribbon E. J. Levy, ed., Tasting Life Twice
Anthologies/Non-Fiction Blue ribbon Claude J. Summers, ed., Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage
Children's/Young Adult Blue ribbon Jacqueline Woodson, From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
Drama Blue ribbon Tony Kushner, Slavs (Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness)
Blue ribbon Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche, Go Fish
Gay Biography/Autobiography Blue ribbon Lyle Leverich, Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams
Gay Fiction Blue ribbon Michael Cunningham, Flesh and Blood
Gay Mystery Blue ribbon R. D. Zimmerman, Closet
Gay Poetry Blue ribbon Mark Doty, Atlantis
Gay Studies Blue ribbon Joseph Carrier, De Los Otros
Humor Blue ribbon Ellen Orleans, The Butches of Madison County
Lesbian Biography/Autobiography Blue ribbon Erica Fischer, Aimee & Jaguar
Lesbian Fiction Blue ribbon Jacqueline Woodson, Autobiography of a Family Photo
Lesbian Mystery Blue ribbon Jean M. Redmann, Intersection of Law and Desire
Lesbian Poetry Blue ribbon Adrienne Rich, Dark Fields of the Republic
Lesbian Studies Blue ribbon Karla Jay, Dyke Life
Photography/Visual Arts Blue ribbon Andrea Weiss, Paris Was a Woman
Science fiction, fantasy or horror Blue ribbon Melissa Scott, Shadow Man
Blue ribbon Nicola Griffith, Slow River
Small Press Blue ribbon Eileen Myles and Liz Kotz, The New Fuck You
Spirituality Blue ribbon Brian Bouldrey, Wrestling with the Angel


  1. ^ Cerna, Antonio Gonzalez (14 July 1996). "8th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Lambdaliterary.org. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 

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