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2023 Winners

Congratulations 2023 Lammy Award Winners

On June 9, 2023, we announced the winners of the 35th 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: Eboni J. Dunbar (Kenan Prize), Jaquira Diaz (Cordova Prize), Maya Salameh & Naseem Jamnia (Markowitz Prize) , Christopher Tradowski (Samuel Prize), Aaron Hamburger & Ryka Aoki (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

Gods of Want
K-Ming Chang
One World

Gay Fiction

The Foghorn Echoes
Danny Ramadan
Canongate Books

Bisexual Fiction

Reluctant Immortals
Gwendolyn Kiste
S&S / Saga Press

Transgender Fiction

The Call-Out
Cat Fitzpatrick
7 Stories Press

Bisexual Nonfiction

Appropriate Behavior
Maria San Filippo
McGill-Queens University Press

Transgender Nonfiction

The Third Person
Emma Grove
Drawn & Quarterly

LGBTQ+ Nonfiction

The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin
Hafizah Augustus Geter
Random House

Lesbian Poetry

As She Appears
Shelley Wong
YesYes Books

Gay Poetry

Some Integrity
Padraig Regan
Carcanet Press

Bisexual Poetry

Real Phonies and Genuine Fakes
Nicky Beer
Milkweed Editions

Transgender Poetry

Kamden Ishmael Hilliard
Nightboat Books

Lesbian Memoir/Biography

Lost & Found: A Memoir
Kathryn Schulz
Random House

Gay Memoir/Biography

High-Risk Homosexual: A Memoir
Edgar Gomez
Soft Skull Press

Lesbian Romance

The Rules of Forever
Nan Campbell
Bold Strokes Books

Gay Romance

I’m So Not Over You
Kosoko Jackson
Berkley Romance

LGBTQ+ Anthology

OutWrite: The Speeches That Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture
Julie R. Enszer and Elena Gross
Rutgers University Press

LGBTQ+ Children’s Books

Mighty Red Riding Hood
Wallace West
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

LGBTQ+ Middle Grade

Nikhil Out Loud
Maulik Pancholy
Balzer + Bray

LGBTQ+ Young Adult

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School
Sonora Reyes
Balzer + Bray

LGBTQ+ Comics

Sas Milledge
BOOM! Studios

LGBTQ+ Drama

Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) & Antigone: 方
Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)
Playwrights Canada Press

LGBTQ+ Romance & Erotica

Kiss Her Once for Me
Alison Cochrun
Atria Books

LGBTQ+ Mystery

Dirt Creek: A Novel
Hayley Scrivenor
Flatiron Books

LGBTQ+ Speculative Fiction

The Wicked and the Willing
Lianyu Tan
Shattered Scepter Press

LGBTQ+ Studies

Keeping It Unreal: Black Queer Fantasy and Superhero Comics
Darieck Scott
NYU Press

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