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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
Kel Hardy, Tianna Henry, MJ Lyons
Lee Suksi
Yilong Liu
Vincent X. Kirsch
Peter Mercurio, Leo Espinosa (illustrator)
Yao Xiao
Tina Horn (writer), Laurenn McCubbin, Jen Hickman, Alejandra Gutiérrez, Michael Dowling, Steve Wands, Tula Lotay, Katie Skelly, Chris O'Halloran (artists)
Anne Shade
Phil Bildner
Sinclair Sexsmith
Pamela Sneed
Anna Burke
Sarah M. Sala
Finding Jessica Lambert
Clare Ashton
Tana Wojczuk
Jos Twist, Ben Vincent, Meg-John Barker and Kat Gupta
Ali Vali
Tania De Rozario
Mary Jean Chan
Ejeris Dixon, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Nina Kennedy
Joshua Whitehead
Jenn Shapland
Andrea Abi-Karam & Kay Gabriel
dave ring
Roya Marsh
Kimberly Alidio
Alexandria Bellefleur
Lori Soderlind
Jean Kyoung Frazier
Francesca Ekwuyasi
Mohsin Zaidi
Lance Ringel
Erin C. McRae and Racheline Maltese
K-Ming Chang
Felice Stevens
Ted Rees
Dr. François S. Clemmons
John Birdsall
Eduardo C. Corral
Billy-Ray Belcourt
Romeo Oriogun
Cat Sebastian
Justin Phillip Reed
Juli Delgado Lopera
Tommye Blount
Jennifer Steil
Adriana Herrera
R. Eric Thomas

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