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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
Rosalind Chase
Vivek Shraya, Ness Lee (illustrator)
Alexandra Villasante
Nicole Melleby
Erin Zak
M. Ullrich
Aishah Shahidah Simmons
Jaye Robin Brown
Alyssa Cole
Donna K. Ford
Luiza Flynn-Goodlett
Saundra Mitchell
The Other Foundation
Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme
Micah Rajunov and Scott Duane
Virginia Hale
M. Ullrich
Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo
Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Jeff Mann and Julia Watts
Edie Windsor with Joshua Lyon
Ellen Hart
Claire O'Dell
Julia Koets
Ann McMan
Benjamin Moser
Catherine Maiorisi
Samra Habib
Franny Choi
Jaquira Díaz
Etel Adnan, Sarah Riggs (translator)
Amelia Ellis
Saidiya Hartman
Gala Mukomolova
t'ai freedom ford
Shira Erlichman
Rocío Carlos
Emily Noon
Sharanpal Ruprai
Lee Ann Roripaugh
Shannon Pufahl
James Lovejoy
Mathangi Subramanian
Carolina De Robertis
Elissa Altman
Jacqueline Woodson
Nicole Dennis-Benn
Madeline ffitch

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