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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
Andrea Abi-Karam
T Fleischmann
Samantha Allen
Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma (editors)
S.J. Langer
M.Z. McDonnell
Bogi Takács
Andrea Long Chu
Samuel Ace
Cameron Awkward-Rich
Xandria Phillips
Marlon James
Roberto Strongman
Dana Seitler
Cyrus Grace Dunham
Jian Neo Chen
Samantha Shannon
Jac Jemc
Nina MacLaughlin
Matthew Bright
Bones McKay
Julie C. Day
Emily L. Thuma
Hazel Jane Plante
Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes
Rachel Pollack
Kara Keeling
Craig Laurance Gidney
R.L. Cagle
Robb Hernández
Akwaeke Emezi
Selby Wynn Schwartz
Robin Stevenson
Karen Tongson
Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero O'Connell (illustrator)
W. Ian Bourland
Rosalind Chase
Carmen Maria Machado
Rory Power
LA Warman
Vikram Kolmannskog
Kelsey Wroten
Gary Garth McCann
Hugh Ryan
Tillie Walden
Jaime Hernandez
Vivek Shraya, Ness Lee (illustrator)

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