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13th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

13th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Author: Antonio Gonzalez Cerna

July 9, 2001


  • WINNER: Men on Men 2000 edited by David Bergman and Karl Woelz (Plume)
  • Queer Fear edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal)
  • Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millenium edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton (Alyson)
  • Same Sex Love in India edited by Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai (St. Martin’s)
  • Kosher Meat edited by Lawrence Schimel (Sherman Asher)


  • WINNER: Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels (St. Martin’s)
  • Coming Out of Cancer edited by Victoria Brownworth (Seal)
  • Home Fronts edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
  • Mama’s Boy edited by Dean Kostos (Painted Leaf)
  • Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie (Alyson)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • WINNER: Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels (St. Martin’s)
  • Holly’s Secret by Nancy Garden (FS&G)
  • Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie (Alyson)
  • The XY Survival Guide by Benjie Nycum (XY)
  • Eight Seconds by Jean Ferris (Harcourt)


  • WINNER: Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mithcell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask (Overlook)
  • The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick (Overlook)
  • Five Lesbian Brothers by Five Lesbian Brothers (Consortium)
  • The Beginning of August by Tom Donaghy (Grove)
  • I, Carmelita Tropicana by Alina Troyano (Beacon)

Gay Biography/Autobiography

  • WINNER: Bosie by Douglas Murray (Talk Miramax)
  • Marcel Proust by Jean-Yves Tadie (Viking)
  • Brave Journeys by David Mixner (Bantam)
  • The Mentor by Jay Quinn (Haworth)
  • Lies by Ned Rorem (Counterpoint)

Gay Fiction

  • WINNER: The World of Normal Boys by K.M. Soehnlein (Kensington)
  • The Notorious Dr. August by Christopher Bram (William Morrow)
  • The Married Man by Edmund White (Knopf)
  • Guess Again by Bernard Cooper (Simon & Schuster)
  • Between Dances by Erasmo Guerra (Painted Leaf)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • WINNER: The Limits of Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice (Talk Miramax)
  • Name Games by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
  • Love’s Last Chance by Krandall Kraus (Alyson)
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay by Casey Nelson (Alyson)

Gay Poetry

  • WINNER: Pastoral by Carl Phillips (Graywolf)
  • Boss Cupid by Thom Gunn (FS&G)
  • The World in Us by Michael Lassell and Elena Georgiou (St. Martin’s)
  • Word of Mouth by Timothy Liu (Talisman)
  • Plasticville by David Trinidad (Turtle Point)

Gay Studies

  • WINNER: The Isherwood Century by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (University of Wisconsin)
  • Left Out – The Politics of Exclusion by Martin Duberman (Basic)
  • Creating Change by d’Emilio, Turner and Vaid (St. Martin’s)
  • Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts and the Politics of the Paramilitary by Samuel R. Delaney (Wesleyan University)
  • Male Lust by Kerwin Kay et al (Haworth)

Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • WINNER: Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley (Meisha Merlin)
  • Queer Fear edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Merrick by Anne Rice (Knopf)
  • Angel Lust by Perry Brass (Belhue)
  • Jumping off the Planet by David Gerrold (Tor)


  • WINNER: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
  • It’s Not Mean if It’s True by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
  • Bruce! by Bruce Vilanch (J P Tarcher)
  • Post-Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
  • The Femme’s Guide to the Universe by Shar Rednour (Alyson)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • WINNER: Lifesaving by Judith Barrington (Eight Mountain)
  • Truly Wilde by Joan Schenkar (Basic)
  • My Dangerous Desires by Amber Hollibaugh (Duke University)
  • Soldier: A Poet’s Childhood by June Jordan (Basic)
  • The Room Lit by Roses by Carole Maso (Counterpoint)

Lesbian Fiction

  • WINNER: Valencia by Michelle Tea (Seal)
  • Affinity by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
  • Tea by Stacey D’Erasmo (Algonquin)
  • The Powerbook by Jeannette Wintersen (Knopf)
  • Black Girl in Paris by Shay Youngblood (Riverhead)

Lesbian Mystery

  • WINNER: Mommy Deadest by Jean Marcy (New Victoria)
  • The Case of the Orphanned Bassoonists by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
  • Booked for Murder by Val McDermid (Spinsters Ink)
  • When Evil Changes Face by Therese Szymanski (Bella)
  • Death Understood by Claire McNab (Naiad)

Lesbian Poetry

  • WINNER: Mercy Mercy Me by Elena Georgiou (Painted Leaf)
  • The Horse Fair by Robin Becker (University of Pittsburgh)
  • A Map to the Next World by Joy Harjo (W.W. Norton)
  • And on the Eighth Day Adam Slept Alone by Nancy Boutilier (Black Sparrow)
  • Signs of Love by Leslea Newman (Windstorm Creative)

Lesbian Studies

  • WINNER: Lesbian Art in America by Harmony Hammond (Rizzoli)
  • Margaret Mead Made Me Gay by Esther Newton (Duke University)
  • The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood by Diana McLellan (St. Martin’s)
  • Girl Reed by Bonnie J. Morris (Coffeehouse)
  • My Dangerous Desires by Amber Hollibaugh (Duke)


  • WINNER (Tie): Gay Spirituality by Toby Johnson (Alyson)
  • WINNER (Tie): It’s Never About What It’s About by Krandall Kraus and Paul Borja (Alyson)
  • The Silence of Sodom by Mark Jordan (University of Chicago)
  • Interviews/Entrevistas by Gloria E. Anzaldua (Routledge)
  • ReCreations edited by Catherine Lake (Queer)

Small Press

  • WINNER (Tie): Kamikaze Lust by Lauren Sanders (Akashic)
  • WINNER (Tie): Between Dances by Erasmo Guerra (Painted Leaf)
  • Outline of My Lover by Douglas A. Martin (Soft Skull)
  • Bridge Across the Ocean by Randy Boyd (West Beach)
  • Undertow by Amy Shcutzer (CALYX)


  • WINNER: The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff (Viking)
  • As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto (HarperCollins)
  • Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian (Harmony)
  • Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Hawley and Ellen Samuels (St. Martin’s)
  • Are You a Boy or a Girl? by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez (Green Dragon)

Visual Arts

  • WINNER: Faeries by Keri Pickett (Aperture)
  • Lesbian Art in America by Harmony Hammond (Rizzoli)
  • Stars in My Eyes by Don Bachardy (University of Wisconsin)
  • Black and White Men by James Spada (Pond Street)
  • As I See It by Greg Gorman (powerHouse)
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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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