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14th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

14th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Author: Antonio Gonzalez Cerna

July 9, 2002


  • WINNER: Diva Book of Short Stories edited by Helen Sandler (Millivres)
  • Reading the Landscape: Horror edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook)
  • Love Shook My Heart 2 edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
  • Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors edited by Jay Quinn (Harrington Park)
  • Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America edited by Quang Bao, Hanya Yanagihara, and Timothy Lui (Asian American Writers’ Workshop)


  • WINNER: The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality In Black Communities edited by Constantine-Simms (Alyson)
  • His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress: Lesbian Writers on Their Fathers edited by Catherine Reid and Holly K. Iglesias (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)
  • In a Queer Country edited by Terry Goldie (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation edited by Rebecca Alpert, Sue Levi Elwell, and Shirley Idelson (Rutgers University)
  • Out in the Castro edited by Winston Leyland (Leyland)


  • WINNER: Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon (Scribner)
  • Gaslight by Carol Guess (Odd Girls)
  • How I Learned to Snap by Kirk Read (Hill Street)
  • Monster: Adventures in American Machismo by Brian Bouldrey (Council Oaks)
  • Outbound by William Storandt (University of Wisconsin)


  • WINNER: The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin by Barry Werth (Doubleday)
  • Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson by Alison Lurie (Viking)
  • The Masks of Mary Renault by Caroline Zilboorg (University of Missouri)
  • The Sappho Companion edited by Margaret Reynolds (St. Martin’s)
  • Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Mitford (Random House)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • WINNER: Finding H.F. by Julia Watts (Alyson)
  • Empress of the World by Sara Ryan (Viking)
  • Love Rules by Marilyn Reynolds (Morning Glory)
  • Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)
  • Spot by Todd Tuttle (Window)


  • WINNER: See Dick Deconstruct: Literotica for the Satirically Bent by Ian Philips (AttaGirl)
  • Dirty Words by M. Christian (Alyson)
  • His Tongue by Lawrence Schimel (North Atlantic)
  • Hot & Bothered 3 by Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Tough Girls: Down and Dirty Dyke Erotica by Lori Selke (Black)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • WINNER: The Practical Heart by Allan Gurganus (Knopf)
  • The Heart is Deceitful in all Things by JT LeRoy (Bloomsbury)
  • In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer (Grove)
  • The Marble Quilt by David Leavitt (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Rose City by David Ebershoff (Viking)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • WINNER: Rag and Bone by Michael Nava (G.P. Putnam)
  • Boy Toy by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
  • The Butcher’s Son by Dorien Grey (GLB)
  • Making a Killing by Warren Dunford (Alyson)
  • Sex and Murder.Com by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • WINNER: Source by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • Before Time Could Change Them by Constantine Cavafy (Harcourt Brace)
  • Harmless Medicine by Justin Chin (Manic D)
  • Hard Evidence by Timothy Liu (Talisman House)
  • Love Speaks Its Name by J.D. McClatchy (Knopf)

GLBT Studies

  • WINNER: Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court by Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price (Basic)
  • All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America by Suzanna Danuta Walters (University of Chicago)
  • Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 by William J. Mann (Viking)
  • The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s edited by Ricardo J. Brown and William Reichard (University of Minnesota)
  • Lesbian Empire: Radical Crosswriting in the Twenties by Gay Wachman (Rutgers University)


  • WINNER: Fraud by David Rakoff (Doubleday)
  • Drama Queen by Patrick Price (St. Martin’s)
  • Hoochie Mama by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Inflatable Butch by Ellen Orleans (Alyson)
  • My Little Book of Neuroses by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)

Lesbian Fiction

  • WINNER: Days of Awe by Achy Obejas (Ballantine)
  • Hoochie Mama: The Other White Meat by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)
  • Light, Coming Back by Ann Wadsworth (Alyson)
  • Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg (FS&G)
  • Yin Fire by Alexandra Grilikhes (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)

Lesbian Mystery

  • WINNER: Merchant of Venus by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
  • Back to Salem by Alex Marcoux (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)
  • Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy by Mabel Maney (Harper Entertainment)
  • Moving Targets by Pat Welch (Bella)
  • Witchfire by Lauren Maddison (Alyson)

Lesbian Poetry

  • WINNER: Fox by Adrienne Rich (Norton)
  • Here by Letta Neely (Wildheart)
  • Mr. Bluebird by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Painted Leaf)
  • Skies by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
  • Why Things Burn by Daphne Gottleib (Soft Skull)

Photography/Visual Arts

  • WINNER: Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 by David Deitcher (Harry N. Abrams)
  • Intimacies by Tee A. Corinne (Last Gasp)
  • Male Nude Now by David Leddick (Universe)
  • Queer Pulp by Susan Stryker (Chronicle)
  • Strongman: Vintage Photos of a Masculine Icon by Robert Mainardi (Council Oak)


  • WINNER: Pages for You by Silvia Brownrigg (FS&G)
  • Any Kind of Luck by William Jack Sibley (Kensington)
  • Mirrors by Marianne K. Martin (Bella)
  • Substitute for Love by Karin Kallmaker (Naiad)
  • Vadriel Vail by Vincent Virga (Alyson)

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • WINNER: Point of Dreams by Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett (Tor)
  • Bending the Landscape: Horror edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook)
  • Bound in Blood by David Thomas Lord (Kensington)
  • Gumshoe Gorilla by Keith Hartman (Meisha Merlin)
  • Vampire Vow by Michael Schiefelbein (Alyson)

Small Press

  • WINNER: Conversaciones! by Mariana Romo-Carmona (Cleis)
  • Calendar Boy by Andy Quan (New Star)
  • Creating Man by Michael G. Cornelius (Vineyard)
  • Scared Straight: Why It’s So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It’s So Hard to Be Human by Robert N. Minor (HumanityWorks!)
  • The Wild Man by Patricia Nell Warren (Wildcat)


  • WINNER (Tie): Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible edited by Ken Stone (Pilgrim)
  • WINNER (Tie): Escaping God’s Closet: The Revelations of a Queer Priest by Bernard Duncan Mayes (Univ. Press of Virginia)
  • Coming Out Young and Faithful edited by Leanne McCall Tigert and Timothy Brown (Pilgrim)
  • Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian by Vanessa Sheridan (Pilgrim)
  • Gifted by Otherness by L. William Countryman and M.R. Ritley (Morehouse)


  • WINNER: Omnigender: A Trans-religious Approach by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (Pilgrim)
  • Best Bisexual Erotica, Volume 2 edited by Bill Brnt and Carol Queen (Black/Circlet)
  • Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian by Vanessa Sheridan (Pilgrim)
  • Dragged!! To His Senses by Jonathan Branton (Yellow House)
  • Synthetic Bi Products by Sparrow L. Patterson (Akashic)
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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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