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2022 Winners

Congratulations 2022 Lammy Award Winners

On June 11, 2022, we announced the winners of the 34th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. These winners were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 1,300 book submissions from over 300 publishers.

In addition to the winners below, five special honors were awarded: Kalynn Bayron (Kenan Prize), Aisha Sabatini Sloan (Cordova Prize), Ching-In Chen & Morgan Thomas (Markowitz Prize) , Jobert Abueva (Samuel Prize), Vi Khi Nao & Silas House (Duggins Prize).

You can pick up any of the winning books you haven’t read on our curated list at, where your purchases benefit Lambda Literary.

Lesbian Fiction

Skye Falling
Mia McKenzie
Random House

Gay Fiction

100 Boyfriends
Brontez Purnell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux/MCD x FSG Originals

Bisexual Fiction

We Want What We Want
Alix Ohlin
House Anansi Press

Transgender Fiction

Summer Fun
Jeanne Thornton
Soho Press

Bisexual Nonfiction

Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Coffee House Press

Transgender Nonfiction

Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness
Da’Shaun L. Harrison
North Atlantic Books

LGBTQ Nonfiction

Let the Record Show: A Political History of Act Up New York, 1987-1993
Sarah Schulman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Lesbian Poetry Nonfiction

Last Days
Tamiko Beyer
Alice James Books

Gay Poetry

Punks: New and Selected Poems
John Keene
The Song Cave

Bisexual Poetry

Gumbo Ya Ya
Aurielle Marie
University of Pittsburgh Press/Pitt Poetry Series

Transgender Poetry

Crossbones on My Life
Mason J.
Nomadic Press

Lesbian Memoir/Biography

The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I’ve Had): A Memoir
Sophie Santos
Topple Books

Gay Memoir/Biography

Punch Me Up To The Gods: A Memoir
Brian Broome
Mariner Books

Lesbian Romance

The Headmistress
Milena McKay

Gay Romance

Excellent Sons: A Love Story in Three Acts
Larry Benjamin
Beaten Track Publishing

LGBTQ Anthology

Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought
Briona Simone Jones (Editor)
The New Press

LGBTQ Children’s/Middle Grade

JR and Vanessa Ford
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

LGBTQ Young Adult

The Heartbreak Bakery
A. R. Capetta
Candlewick Press

LGBTQ Comics

Stone Fruit
Lee Lai
Fantagraphics Books


Mrs. Harrison
R. Eric Thomas
TRW Plays

LGBTQ Erotica

Big Joe
Samuel R. Delany
Inpatient Press

LGBTQ Mystery

The Savage Kind
John Copenhaver
Pegasus Books

LGBTQ Speculative Fiction

No Gods, No Monsters
Cadwell Turnbull
Blackstone Publishing

LGBTQ Studies

Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life before Stonewall
Anna Lvovsky
University of Chicago Press

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