Friday, June 03, 2005

Last Night in New York City: The Lambda Literary Awards

Last night in New York City at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies ofthe City Univesity of New York on Fifth Avenue, the Lambda Literary Foundation presented their annual awards for best books. Lea DeLaria did a magnificent job hosting the awards and the Lambda production team headed by Ben Hodges did a terrific job of making it a special evening for all involved.

Gay Men's Debut Fiction
Clay's Way by Blair Mastbaum, Alyson Publications

Gay Men's Fiction
The Master by Colm Toibin, Scribner

Lesbian Debut Fiction
Crybaby Butch by Judith Frank, Firebrand Books

Lesbian Fiction
A Seahorse Year by Stacey D'Erasmo, Houghton Mifflin

Lesbian Poetry
Sweet to Burn by Beverly Burch, Gival Press

Gay Men's Poetry
Written in Water by Luis Cernuda, City Lights Publishers

Lesbian Mystery
Hancock Park by Katherine V. Forrest, Berkley Prime Crime

Gay Men's Mystery
Flight of Aquavit by Anthony Bidulka, Insomniac Press

Fiction Anthology
Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction edited by Donald Weise, Carroll & Graff

Nonfiction Anthology
I Do/I Don't: Queers on Marriage edited by Greg Wharton and Ian Philips, Suspect Thoughts Press

Name All the Animals by Alison Smith, Scribner

Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux, W.W. Norton

Best Gay Erotica 2005 edited by Richard Labonte, Cleis Press

Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger, HarperCollins

Children's/Young Adult
So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris, Little, Brown

Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love by Will Roscoe, Suspect Thoughts Press

I am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, Faber and Faber

The Ordinary by Jim Grimsley, Tor

The Gender Frontier by Mariette Pathy Allen, Kehrer Verlag

Visual Arts/Photography
At Ease: Navy Men of World War II by Evan Bachner, Harry Abrams

LGBT Studies
For the Love of Women: Gender, Identity and Same-Sex Relations in a Greek Provincial Town by Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, Routledge

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation winners for Short Fiction were presented to Quiara Alegria Hudes, Dennis Jordan, and C. Kevin Smith.

The Independent LGBT Press Award was presented to Bella Books.

The Editor’s Choice Award was presented to Richard Canning for Hear Us Out (Columbia University Press).