Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
The Lammys are awarded by the Lambda Literary Foundation and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world.
The awards began in 1988 and a Bisexual category was added in 2006. Prior to this the Transgender and Bisexual categories were sometimes combined.
In some years both non-fiction and fiction awards are given, when the number of entries warrants. In other years fiction and nonfiction are judged together under the category of "literature". This list contains all fiction winners and some non-fiction.
Each year's awards celebrate books published in the previous year. Find other Lambda award winners.
See more literary prize winners.
Fiction: We Want What We Want Alix Ohlin
Non-fiction: Borealis Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Fiction: You Exist Too Much Zaina Arafat
Fiction: Exquisite Mariposa Fiona Alison Duncan
Non-fiction: Socialist Realism Trisha Low
Fiction: Disoriental, Négar Djavadi, Translated by Tina Kover
Non-Fiction: Out of Step: A Memoir Anthony Moll
Fiction: The Gift Barbara Browning
Non-Fiction: Hunger Roxane Gay
Fiction: Marrow Island Alexis M. Smith
Non-Fiction: Black Dove: Mama, Mi’jo, and Me Ana Castillo
Fiction: The Life and Death of Sophie Stark Anna North
Non-Fiction: Irrrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham, Emily Bingham, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Fiction: Give It to Me Ana Castillo
Non-Fiction: Fire Shut Up In My Bones Charles M. Blow
- My Education Susan Choi
Fiction: The Correspondence Artist Barbara Browning
Non-Fiction: The Horizontal Poet Jan Steckel
The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet Myrlin A. HermesFiction:
Non-Fiction: Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Non-Fiction: Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents Minal Hajratwala
- Open Jenny Block
- Split Screen Brent Hartinger
- The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe Michael Szymanski & Nicole Kristal