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The 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced last night. For those unfamiliar with this award, "The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBT stories are part of the literature of the world. The Awards ceremony has consistently drawn an audience representing every facet of publishing." - Lambda


And here is a list of all the winners:

GAY GENERAL FICTION: Mundo Cruel: Stories, Luis Negron; translated by Suzanne Jill Levine, Seven Stories Press


LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION: Happiness, Like Water, Chinelo Okparanta, Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

LGBT DEBUT: Descendants of Hagar, Nik Nicholson, AuthorHouse

BISEXUAL FICTION: My Education, Susan Choi, Penguin Group/Viking

TRANSGENDER FICTION: Wanting in Arabic, Trish Salah, TSAR Publications

LGBT NONFICTION: White Girls, Hilton Als, McSweeney's Publishing

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION: The End of San Francisco, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, City Lights Publishers


BISEXUAL NONFICTION: The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television, Maria San Filippo, Indiana University Press

GAY POETRY: Unpeopled Eden, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Four Way Books

LESBIAN POETRY: Rise in the Fall, Ana Bozicevic, Birds, LLC

LGBT GRAPHIC NOVEL: Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir, Nicole J. Georges, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


LGBT CHILDREN'S/YA – TIE: If You Could Be Mine, Sara Farizan, Algonquin Books; Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY:A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, by Glenway Wescott, Ed. Jerry Rosco, University of Wisconsin Press


LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY: Body Geographic, Barrie Jean Borich, University of Nebraska Press

GAY MYSTERY: The Prisoner of the Riviera: A Francis Bacon Mystery, Janice Law, MysteriousPress.com/Open Road Media


LESBIAN MYSTERY: High Desert, Katherine V. Forrest, Spinsters Ink

GAY ROMANCE: Into This River I Drown, TJ Klune, Dreamspinner Press

LESBIAN ROMANCE: Clean Slate, Andrea Bramhall, Bold Strokes Books

GAY EROTICA: The Padisah's Son and the Fox: an erotic novella, Alex Jeffers, Lethe Press


LESBIAN EROTICA: Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories, Ed. Sacchi Green, Cleis Press

(FICTION): Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction, Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba, MaThoko's Books


LGBT ANTHOLOGY (NON-FICTION): Who's Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners, Eds. Jim Elledge and David Groff, The University of Wisconsin Press

LGBT DRAMA: Tom at the Farm, Michel Marc Bouchard, Talonbooks

LGBT SF/F/HORROR: Death by Silver, Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold, Lethe Press

LGBT STUDIES: Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence, Christina B. Hanhardt, Duke University Press

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