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7th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

7th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Author: Antonio Gonzalez Cerna

July 14, 1995


  • WINNER: Chloe Plus Olivia edited by Lillian Faderman (Viking)
  • Men on Men 5 edited by David Bergman (Plume)
  • High Risk 2 edited by Ira Silverberg and Amy Scholder (Plume)
  • The Very Inside edited by Sharon Lim-Hing (Sister Vision)
  • Lavender Mansions edited by Irene Zahava (Westview)


  • WINNER: Sister and Brother edited by Joan Nestle and John Preston (HarperSanFrancisco)
  • One Teacher in Ten edited by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)
  • Out of the Class Closet edited by Julia Penelope (Crossing)
  • Long Road to Freedom edited by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
  • Queer Reader edited by Patrick Higgins (New)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • WINNER: Am I Blue? edited by Marion Dane Bauer (HarperChildren’s)
  • 2 Teenagers In 20 edited by Ann Heron (Alyson)
  • Dive by Stacey Donovan (Dutton Children’s)
  • Oscar Wilde by Scott Nunokawa (Chelsea House)
  • Tiger Flowers by Patricia Quinlan (Dial Books)


  • WINNER: Angels in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner (TCG)
  • Jeffrey by Paul Rudnick (Plume)
  • The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me by David Drake (Anchor)
  • Heroes and Saints & Other Plays by Cherrie Moraga (West End)
  • Second Coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage (HerBooks)

Editor’s Choice

  • Traitor to the Race by Mab Segrest (South End)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • WINNER: My Own Country by Abraham Verghese (Simon & Schuster)
  • Last Watch of the Night by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace)
  • My Life as a Pornographer by John Preston (Richard Kasak)
  • Knowing When to Stop by Ned Rorem (Simon & Schuster)
  • Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite by Lawrence Mass (Cassell)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • WINNER: The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst (Pantheon)
  • Cultural Revolution by Norman Wong (Persea)
  • American Studies by Mark Merlis (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Sacred Lips of the Bronx by Doug Sadownick (St. Martin’s)
  • Nightswimmer by Joseph Olshan (Simon & Schuster)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • WINNER: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (Random House)
  • Mad Man by Samuel Delaney (Richard Kasak)
  • The Alienist by Caleb Carr (Random House)
  • Mask for a Diva by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
  • Queer Kind of Love by George Baxt (Otto Penzler)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • WINNER: Collected Poems by Thom Gunn (FSG)
  • The Other Man Was Me by Raphael Campo (Arte Publico)
  • Ghost Letters by Richard McCann (Alice James)
  • Wishing for Wings by Assotto Saint (Galiens Press)
  • West of Yesterday, East of Summer by Paul Monette (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Studies

  • WINNER: Gay New York by George Chauncy (BasicBooks)
  • Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell (Villard)
  • Gay Soul edited by Mark Thompson (HarperSanFrancisco)
  • Last Watch of the Night by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace)
  • Queer and Loathing by David Feinberg (Viking)


  • WINNER: The Dyke and the Dybbuk by Ellen Galford (Seal)
  • Barrel Fever by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
  • Unofficial Gay MANual by Kevin Dilallo and Jack Krumholtz (Doubleday/Main Street)
  • Glamourpuss by Christian McLaughlin (Dutton)
  • Case of the Good-For-Nothing Girlfriend by Mabel Maney (Cleis)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • WINNER: Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures edited by Renate Stendhal (Algonquin)
  • Serving in Silence by Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer and Chris Fisher (Viking)
  • One Art: Letters by Elizabeth Bishop (FSG)
  • The Power and the Passion of M. Carey Thomas by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz (Knopf)
  • Memoir of a Race Traitor by Mab Segrest (South End)

Lesbian Fiction

  • WINNER: Gifts of the Body by Rebecca Brown (HarperCollins)
  • House Rules by Heather Lewis (Doubleday/Nan Talese)
  • Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
  • The Dyke and the Dybbuk by Ellen Galford (Seal)
  • Sir Fry by Emma Donoghue (HarperCollins)

Lesbian Mystery

  • WINNER: Small Sacrifice by Ellen Hart (Seal)
  • Case of the Good-For-Nothing Girlfriend by Mabel Maney (Cleis)
  • Sister’s Keeper by Randye Lordon (St. Martin’s)
  • Body Guard by Claire McNab (Naiad)
  • My Sweet Untraceable You by Sandra Scoppetone (Little Brown)

Lesbian Poetry

  • WINNER: Winter Numbers by Marilyn Hacker (Norton)
  • American Dreams by Sapphire (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Haruko/Love Poems by June Jordan (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Normal Sex by Linda Smukler (Firebrand)
  • White Pine by Mary Oliver (Random House)

Lesbian Studies

  • WINNER: Skin by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand)
  • My American History by Sarah Schulman (Routledge)
  • Chloe Plus Olivia edited by Lillian Faderman (Viking)
  • Sportsdykes edited by Susan Fox Rogers (St. Martin’s)
  • Her Tongue on My Theory by Kiss & Tell (Press Gang)

Photography/Visual Arts

  • WINNER: Family by Nancy Andrews (HarperSanFrancisco)
  • Out in America by Out Magazine (Viking Studio)
  • Masked Culture by Jack Kugelmass (Columbia University)
  • Long Road to Freedom edited by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
  • Art of the Male Nude by Jim French (State of Man)

Publisher’s Service Award

  • Barbara Smith, Kitchen Table Press

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • WINNER: Trouble and Her Friends by Melissa Scott (TOR)
  • The Furies by Suzy McKee Charnas (TOR)
  • Metal Angel by Nancy Springer (ROC Fantasy)
  • Storm Warning by Mercedes Lackey (Daw)
  • Warrriors of Isis by Jean Stewart (Rising Tide)

Small Press

  • WINNER: Her Tongue on My Theory by Kiss & Tell (Press Gang)
  • B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy (Alyson)
  • Skin by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand)
  • We Came All The Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? by Achy Obejas (Cleis)
  • American Dreams by Sapphire (Serpent’s Tail)
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About: Antonio Gonzalez Cerna

Antonio Gonzalez Cerna is the editor of and the former web producer for and His publishing background includes marketing and publicity positions with The Penguin Press, Riverhead, Berkley, NAL, DAW and Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books). Email | Facebook | Twitter

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