Lambda Literary Awards – Transgender

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 Transgender category was added in 1996. Until the establishment of a separate Bisexual category in 2006, 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.

2020

Fiction: Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) Hazel Jane Plante

Non-fiction: We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma

2019

Fiction: Catalogue link for Little FishLittle Fish Casey Plett

Non-Fiction: Histories of the Transgender Child Julian Gill-Peterson

2018

Fiction: Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction Bogi Takács (ed)

Non-Fiction: Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity C. Riley Snorton

2017

Fiction: Small Beauty Jia Qing Wilson-Yang

Non-Fiction: Life Beyond My Body: A Transgender Journey to Manhood in China Lei Ming and Lura Frazey

2016

Fiction: Tiny Pieces of Skull, or a Lesson in Manners Roz Kaveney

Non-Fiction: Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency Willy Wilkinson

2015

Fiction: A Safe Girl To Love Casey Plett

Non-Fiction: Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man, Thomas Page McBee

2014

Fiction: Wanting in Arabic Trish Salah

Non-Fiction: The End of San Francisco Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

2013

Fiction: The Collection: Short Fiction From The Transgender Vanguard Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod (eds)

Non-Fiction: Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies Anne Enke (ed)

2012

Fiction: Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica Tristan Taormino (ed)

Non-Fiction: Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels Justin Vivian Bond

2011

Fiction: Holding Still for As Long As Possible Zoe Whittall

Non-Fiction: Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community Noach Dzmura (ed)

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