Lambda Literary Awards – Bisexual

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: Exquisite Mariposa Fiona Alison Duncan

Non-fiction: Socialist Realism Trisha Low


Fiction: Catalogue link for DisorientalDisoriental, 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




Fiction: The Correspondence Artist Barbara Browning

Non-Fiction: The Horizontal Poet Jan Steckel


Fiction: The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet Myrlin A. Hermes

Non-Fiction: Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli


Fiction: Holy Communion Mykola Dementiuk
Love You Two Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (tie)

Non-Fiction: Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents Minal Hajratwala




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