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.
Fiction: The Thirty Names of Night Zeyn Joukhadar
Non-fiction: The Black Trans Prayer Book J Mase III & Dane Figueroa Edidi
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
Fiction: Little Fish Casey Plett
Non-Fiction: Histories of the Transgender Child Julian Gill-Peterson
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
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
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
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
Fiction: Wanting in Arabic Trish Salah
Non-Fiction: The End of San Francisco Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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)
Fiction: Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica Tristan Taormino (ed)
Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels Justin Vivian BondNon-Fiction:
Fiction: Holding Still for As Long As Possible Zoe Whittall
Non-Fiction: Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community Noach Dzmura (ed)
- Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show Lynn Breedlove
- Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) Thea Hillman
- Transparent Cris Beam
- The Transgender Studies Reader Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle (eds)
- Choir Boy Charlie Anders
- The Gender Frontier Mariette Pathy Allen
- Jennifer Finney Boylan
- Dress Codes Noelle Howey
- Omnigender: A Trans-religious Approach Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
- The Danish Girl David Ebershoff
- Trumpet Jackie Kay
- The Empress Is a Man Michael R. Gorman
- PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel (eds) and
- The Last Time I Wore a Dress Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams (tie)
- Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits Loren Cameron