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23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards

23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Author: William Johnson

June 27, 2011

These Finalists represent books published in 2010.

BISEXUAL — Fiction

Fall Asleep Forgetting, by Georgeann Packard  The Permanent Press

If You Follow Me, by Malena Watrous  Harper Perennial [Review]

Krakow Melt, by Daniel Allen Cox  Arsenal Pulp Press [Review]

The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet by Myrlin A. Hermes   Harper Perennial [Review]

Pride/Prejudice: A Novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Their Forbidden Lovers by Ann Herendeen  Harper Paperbacks

BISEXUAL — Nonfiction

Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli  Rowman & Littlefield

Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women, edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre  Seal Press [Review]

Just Kids, by Patti Smith  Ecco [Review]

Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead, by Paula Byrne  HarperCollins/It Books

Sal Mineo, by Michael Gregg Michaud  Crown Archetype


Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super Tranny, by Justin Hall with Diego Gomez, Fred Noland & Jon Macy  Northwest Press

Holding Still for As Long As Possible, by Zoe Whittall   House of Anansi Press

Jumpstart the World, by Catherine Ryan Hyde   Random House Children’s Books

TRANSGENDER — Nonfiction

Assume Nothing, by Rebecca Swan  Soft Skull Press

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, edited by Noach Dzmura  North Atlantic Books [Review]

The Color of Sunlight, by Michelle Alexander and Michelle Diane Rose  CreateSpace

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman Seal Press [Review]

Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality, by Kristen Schilt  University of Chicago Press


Best Lesbian Romance 2010, edited by Radclyffe  Cleis Press

Gay Shame, edited by David M. Halperin & Valerie Traub  University of Chicago Press [Review]

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman  Seal Press [Review]

Kicked Out, edited by Sassafras Lowrey  Homofactus Press [Review | Feature]

War Diaries, edited by Tisa Bryant & Ernest Hardy  AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) [Download]


Christian, the Hugging Lion, by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Amy June Bates  Simon & Schuster

God Loves Hair, by Vivek Shraya llustrated by Juliana Neufeld  Vivek Shraya [Review]

Jumpstart the World, by Catherine Ryan Hyde  Random House Books for Children

Love Drugged, by James Klise  Flux

Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


The Brother/Sister Plays, by Tarell Alvin McCraney  Theatre Communications Group

Lydia, by Octavio Solis  Samuel French

Oedipus at Palm Springs: A Five Lesbian Brothers Play, by Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, & Lisa Kron  Samuel French

Slipping, by Daniel Talbott  Dramatists Play Service

With Bated Breath, by Bryden MacDonald  Talonbooks


Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, edited by Noach Dzmura  North Atlantic Books [Review]

Ex-Gay No Way: Survival and Recovery from Sexual Abuse, by Jallen Rix EdD.  Findhorn Press

Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature, by Emma Donoghue  Alfred A. Knopf [Interview]

King Kong Theory, by Virginie Despentes  The Feminist Press

The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools, by Stuart Biegel  University of Minnesota Press [Review]


Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, by Sandra McDonald  Lethe Press [Review]

Disturbed by Her Song, by Tanith Lee  Lethe Press [Interview]

Flowers of Edo, by Nene Adams  Black Car Publishing

Wilde Stories 2010: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, edited by Steve Berman Lethe Press

Wolfsbane Winter, by Jane Fletcher  Bold Strokes Books


Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, by Scott Herring  New York University Press

Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, by Gayle Salamon  Columbia University Press

Backward Glances: Contemporary Chinese Cultures and the Female Homoerotic Imaginary, by Fran Martin  Duke University Press

Citizen Invert Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain, by Deborah Cohler  University of Minnesota Press [Review]

Queering the Public Sphere in Mexico and Brazil: Sexual Rights Movements in Emerging Democracies, Rafael de la Dehesa  Duke University Press


Alcestis, by Katharine Beutner  Soho Press [Review]

Fall Asleep Forgetting, by Georgeann Packard  The Permanent Press

The More I Owe You, by Michael Sledge  Counterpoint Press [Review]

One More Stop, by Lois Walden  Arcadia Books

Sub Rosa, by Amber Dawn  Arsenal Pulp Press


Best Lesbian Erotica 2011, edited by Kathleen Warnock & selected by Lea DeLaria  Cleis Press

Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica, edited by Tristan Taormina  Cleis Press [Review]

This Is How We Do It: A Raw Mix of Lesbian Erotica, by D Alexandria  RedThorn Art


Big Bang Symphony, by Lucy Jane Bledsoe  University of Wisconsin Press

Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle, by Zelda Lockhart  LaVenson Press

Holding Still for as Long as Possible, by Zoe Whittall  House of Anansi

Homeschooling, by Carol Guess  PS Publishing

Inferno (a poet’s novel), by Eileen Myles  OR Books [Review]


Blood Strangers: A Memoir, by Katherine A. Briccetti  Heyday Books

Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, by Barbara Hammer  The Feminist Press [Review]

Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer, by Chely Wright  Pantheon Books

She Looks Just Like You: A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood by Amie Klempnauer Miller  Beacon Press

Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, by Julie Marie Wade  Colgate University Press [Review]


The Cruel Ever After, by Ellen Hart  Minotaur/St. Martin’s Press

Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid  HarperCollins [Review]

Missing Lynx, by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou  Bold Strokes Books [Review]

Parallel Lies, by Stella Duffy  Bywater Books [Review]

Water Mark, by J.M. Redmann  Bold Strokes Books [Review]


The Inquisition Yours, by Jen Currin  Coach House Books

Money for Sunsets, by Elizabeth J. Colen  Steel Toe Books [Review]

The Nights Also, by Anna Swanson  Tightrope Books

The Sensual World Re-Emerges, by Eleanor Lerman  Sarabande Books

White Shirt, by Laurie MacFayden  Frontenac House


Above Temptation, by Karin Kallmaker  Bella Books [Review]

Awakening to Sunlight, by Lindsey Stone  Bold Strokes Books

Beacon of Love, by Ann Roberts  Bella Books [Review]

River Walker, by Cate Culpepper, Bold Strokes Books [Review]

Starting from Scratch, by Georgia Beers  Brisk Press [Review]


Bob the Book, by David Pratt  Chelsea Station Editions [Review]

The Palisades, by Tom Schabarum  Cascadia Publishing

Passes Through, by Rob Stephenson  University of Alabama Press/FC

Probation, by Tom Mendicino  Kensington Publishing

XOXO Hayden, by Chris Corkum  P.D. Publishing


Best of the Best Gay Erotica 3, edited by Richard Labonté  Cleis Press

Teleny and Camille, by Jon Macy  Northwest Press [Review]

Tented: Gay Erotic Tales from Under the Big Top, edited by Jerry Wheeler  Lethe Press

A Twist of Grimm: Erotic Fairy Tales for Gay Men, by William Holden  Lethe Press

Vancouver Nights, by Hank Edwards  Lethe Press


By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham  Farrar, Straus & Giroux [Review]

Children of the Sun, by Max Schaefer  Soft Skull

Consolation, by Jonathan Strong  Pressed Wafer

The Silver Hearted, by David McConnell  Alyson Books [Review]

Union Atlantic, by Adam Haslett  Doubleday [Review]


Beyond Normal: The Birth of Gay Pride, by Gale Chester Whittington

Grant Wood: A Life, by R. Tripp Evans  Alfred A. Knopf [Review]

Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade, by Justin Spring  Farrar, Straus & Giroux [Review | Interview]

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham, by Selina Hastings  Random House

She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother, by Bryan Batt  Harmony Books [Review]


Cockeyed, by Richard Stevenson  MLR Press [Review]

Echoes, by David Lennon  Blue Spike Publishing [Review]

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers, by I.E. Woodward  iUniverse [Review]

Smoked, by Garry Ryan  NeWest Press [Review]

Vieux Carre Voodoo, by Greg Herren  Bold Strokes Books [Review]


darkacre, by Greg Hewett  Coffee House Press [Review]

Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems, by James Schuyler  Farrar, Straus & Giroux [Review]

Pleasure, by Brian Teare  Ahsahta Press [Review]

The Salt Ecstasies: Poems, by James L. White  Graywolf Press [Review]

then, we were still living, by Michael Klein  GenPop Books [Review]


Normal Miguel, by Erik Orrantia  Cheyenne Publishing [Review]

The Road Home, by Michael Thomas Ford  Kensington Publishing [Review]

Three Wrong Turns in the Desert, by Neil Plakcy  Loose Id [Review]

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About: William Johnson

William Johnson is the former Deputy Director of Lambda Literary.

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