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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
Kristen Arnett
Jericho Brown
James Lovejoy
Jay Hogan
Elissa Altman
Carolina De Robertis
T Kira Madden
Rick R. Reed
Chris Delyani
Nicole Dennis-Benn
Bryan T. Clark
R.A. Thorn
David S. Pederson
Michael Nava
Greg Herren
Timothy Jay Smith
Douglas Crase
Chris Gill
Isaac Mizrahi
Marshall Thornton
Chris Rush
Saeed Jones
Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué
Billy-Ray Belcourt
Jake Skeets
Lawrence Lacambra Ypil
Joseph Caldwell
Siddharth Dube
Michael Craft
Liam McIlvanney
James Oseland
Brian Teare
Guy Hocquenghem, Max Fox (translator)
Lindsey Drager
Ocean Vuong
Camonghne Felix
Will Eaves
Jaime Manrique
De'Shawn Charles Winslow
Alvin Orloff
Ariana Reines
Faylita Hicks
João Gilberto Noll, Edgar Garbelotto (translator)
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Moina Pam Dick
Victoria Freeman
Stephanie Young
Cam Scott
Bryan Washington
Trisha Low

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