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12th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

12th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Author: Antonio Gonzalez Cerna

July 15, 2000


  • WINNER: Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction edited by Naomi Holoch, Joan Nestle, and Nancy Holden (Vintage)
  • Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction edited by Jaime Manrique and Jesse Dorris
  • Hers 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
  • His 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
  • Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories edited by Emma Donoghue


  • WINNER (Tie): Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia edited by Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson (Henry Holt)
  • WINNER (Tie): This Is What Lesbian Looks Like edited by Kris Kleindienst (Firebrand)
  • A Woman Like That edited by Joan Larkin
  • Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society and Politics edited by Larry Gross and James D. Woods
  • Fighting Words edited by Charles Michael Smith

Children’s/Young Adult

  • WINNER: Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster)
  • Dare Truth or Promise by Paula Boock
  • Name Me Nobody by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
  • The Blue Lawn by William Taylor
  • The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden


  • WINNER: What I Meant Was by Craig Lucas (TCG)
  • Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally
  • Lovesick edited by Laurence Senelick
  • Of All the Nerve by Deb Margolin
  • Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism by Steven Watson

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • WINNER: The Velveteen Father by Jesse Green (Villard)
  • An Underground Life by Gad Beck
  • Firebird: A Memoir by Mark Doty
  • Gore Vidal by Fred Kaplan
  • Left Out: The Politics of Exclusion by Martin Duberman

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • WINNER: Allan Stein by Matthew Stadler (Grove)
  • Comfort and Joy by Jim Grimsley
  • In September, the Light Changes by Andrew Holleran
  • The Book of Lies by Felice Picano
  • The Coming Storm by Paul Russell

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • WINNER: Justice at Risk by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • Drop Dead by Mark Zubro
  • Innuendo by R.D. Zimmerman
  • The Death of a Constant Lover by Lev Raphael
  • The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • WINNER (Tie): The Anchorage by Mark Wunderlich (UMASS)
  • WINNER (Tie): Trappings by Richard Howard (Turtle Point)
  • Diva by Rafael Campo
  • Last Rights by Marvin K. White
  • Lyric by G. Winston James

Gay Men’s Studies

  • WINNER: Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow (Viking)
  • Men Like That: A Southern Queer History by John Howard
  • The Crisis of Desire by Robin Hardy and David Groff
  • The Mismeasure of Desire by Edward Stein
  • Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel Delany


  • WINNER: That’s Mr. Faggot To You by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
  • Ethan Exposed by Eric Orner
  • Way to Go Smith! by Bob Smith
  • Wilma Loves Betty and Other Hilarious Gay & Lesbian Parodies edited by Scott Brassart and Julie K. Trevelyan
  • Subgurlz by Jennifer Camper

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • WINNER: The Trials of Radclyffe Hall by Diana Souhami (Doubleday)
  • Baby Precious Always Shines by Kay Turner
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2: 1933-1938 by Blanche Weisen Cook
  • My Lesbian Husband by Barrie Jean Borich
  • Tales of the Lavender Menace by Karla Jay

Lesbian Fiction

  • WINNER: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
  • Bruised Fruit by Anna Livia
  • Faults by Terri de la Pena
  • Salt Water and Other Stories by Barbara Wilson
  • Shy Girl by Elizabeth Stark

Lesbian Mystery

  • WINNER: Hunting the Witch by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
  • Lost Daughters by J.M. Redmann
  • Murder Undercover by Claire McNab
  • She Came in Drag by Mary Wings
  • Sleeping Bones by Katherine Forrest

Lesbian Poetry

  • WINNER: Rave by Olga Broumas (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Interior With Sudden Joy by Brenda Shaughnessy
  • Midnight Salvage by Adrienne Rich
  • Monkeypuzzle by Rita Wong
  • Walking Back Up Depot Street by Minnie Bruce Pratt

Lesbian Studies

  • WINNER: To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America by Lillian Faderman (Houghton Mifflin)
  • A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America by Leila J. Rupp
  • Eden Built by Eves by Bonnie Morris
  • Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
  • Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman

Photography/Visual Arts

  • WINNER: Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow (Viking)
  • The Homoerotic Art of Pavel Tchelitchev by David Leddick
  • John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes by John Esten and Donna Hassler
  • Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
  • The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam


  • WINNER: Gay Spirit Warrior by John Stowe (Findhorn)
  • Respecting the Soul by Keith Boykin (Avon)
  • Coming Out Spiritually by Christian De La Huerta and Matthew Fox
  • Prayer Warriors by Stuart Howell Miller
  • Queer Dharma 2 by Winston Leyeland

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • WINNER: Minions of the Moon by Richard Bowe (Tor)
  • Night Shade: Gothic Tales by Women edited by Victoria Brownworth and Judith Redding
  • The Annunciate by Severna Park
  • The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman
  • Through a Brazen Mirror by Delia Sherman

Small Press

  • WINNER: Massage by Henry Flesh (Akashic)
  • Christ-Like by Emanuel Xavier
  • Hey Paesan! by Capone, Leto & Mecca
  • Mr. Dalloway by Robin Lippincott
  • The Queer Press Guide edited by Paul Harris


  • WINNER: Trumpet by Jackie Kay (Pantheon)
  • Crossing by Deirdre McCloskey
  • From Toads to Queens by Jacobo Schifter
  • The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam
  • Transmen and FTMs by Jason Cromwell
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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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