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Lambda Literary Awards Finalists & Winners

For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards have recognized the best LGBTQ books published in a given year across dozens of categories.

Below is a directory of all previous Lammy finalists and winners dating back to 1988. You can search by a title or author, and filter by the drop-down fields.

Note that each year’s Lambda Literary Awards celebrates books published between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year. For example, books from the 2020 Lammys will show a publication year of 2019 in this table.

Publication Year
Book Title
Author Name
Award Status
Zeyn Joukhadar
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
J Mase III & Dane Figueroa Edidi
Vivek Shraya
Trung Le Nguyen
Lydia Rogue (editor)
Kay Ulanday Barrett
Jay Besemer
I Love You and I’m Not Dead
Sade LaNay
Leah Johnson
Aeon Ginsberg
Hil Malatino
Mike Curato
Meredith Talusan
Nino Cipri
Chana Porter
Agnes Borinsky
L.C. Rosen
Maxe Crandall
L Heidenreich
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson
Rosalie Knecht
Cheryl A. Head
Rebecca Roanhorse
Josephine Donovan
Aaron A. Reed
Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué and Erich Kessel Jr. (editors)
Stephen Spotswood
Janet R. Jakobsen
Zen Cho
A.E. Radley
José Esteban Muñoz
Cait McKinney
Julian K. Jarboe
Ashon T. Crawley
Tom Ryan
Marty Fink
Ruth Coker Burks
Jane Ward
Tlotlo Tsamaase
Phil Bildner
Vincent X. Kirsch
Bishakh Som
Tina Horn (writer), Laurenn McCubbin, Jen Hickman, Alejandra Gutiérrez, Michael Dowling, Steve Wands, Tula Lotay, Katie Skelly, Chris O'Halloran (artists)
Niki Smith
Peter Mercurio, Leo Espinosa (illustrator)
Yao Xiao
Kacen Callender
Sophie Yanow
Bishakh Som

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