2018 Lambda Literary Award Winners

Seira Wilson on June 05, 2018

LambdaAward.jpgPride month is off to a great start with these winners from last night's gala in New York for the 2018 Lambda Literary Awards. 

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the "Lammys," celebrating the best in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature across a range of categories.  Below are a handful of award winners, and you can see the full list here

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Lesbian Fiction:

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

A finalist for the National Book Award, this collection of stories about a diverse cast of women by debut author Carmen Maria Machado crosses genres and burns with originality.

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Gay Fiction:

After the Blue Hour by John Rechy

A young writer joins a wealthy admirer on a private island and as the days and hours go by secrets are shared, and the suspenseful narrative builds around identity, morality, and power.

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Bisexual Fiction:

The Gift by Barbara Browning

A provocative meta-fictional novel that explores the increasingly blurred lines of how we interpret or create truth, and the intimacies of art, artist, and viewer/recipient.

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Bisexual Nonfiction:

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

A powerful and moving memoir of body image, food, and the struggle for self-acceptance. One of our editors' picks for the Best Books of 2017.

*Check back Thursday (June 7) for more about Roxanne Gay

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LGBTQ Graphic Novels:

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

This extraordinary graphic novel, the fictional diary of a 10-year-old girl living in Chicago in the 1960s, is a favorite among the Amazon editors. We chose it as one of the best graphic novels of 2017 and are anxiously awaiting the follow-up...

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