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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
Samantha Irby
Brandon Taylor
Salt Body Shimmer
Aricka Foreman
Jody Chan
Garth Greenwell
Joon Oluchi Lee
Shayla Lawson
This Town Sleeps
Dennis E. Staples
Emma Copley Eisenberg
George Abraham
One God at a Time
Meghan Privitello
Alden Jones
C Pam Zhang
Natasha Sajé
Douglas Stuart
Elisabeth Thomas
Sulaiman Addonia
Talia Hibbert
S*an D. Henry-Smith
Zaina Arafat
M.Z. McDonnell
Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma (editors)
Andrea Long Chu
Samantha Allen
Andrea Abi-Karam
S.J. Langer
T Fleischmann
Cameron Awkward-Rich
Bogi Takács
Samuel Ace
Xandria Phillips
Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes
Cyrus Grace Dunham
Robb Hernández
Matthew Bright
R.L. Cagle
Samantha Shannon
Nina MacLaughlin
Emily L. Thuma
Dana Seitler
Kara Keeling
Bones McKay
Jac Jemc
Hazel Jane Plante
Julie C. Day
Roberto Strongman
Marlon James
Craig Laurance Gidney

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