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The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
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The City of Ember
Crispin: The End of Time
Lost Goat Lane
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As Simple as It Seems
Wolf Brother
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (1981-2013)

Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and wikipedia accessed 6/21/13

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to the authors of the year's best works of fiction by living American citizens. The winner receives US $15,000 and each of four runners-up receives US $5000. Finalists read from their works at the presentation ceremony in the Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.. The organization claims it to be "the largest peer-juried award in the country." The award was first given in 1981.

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is an outgrowth of William Faulkner's generosity in using his 1949 Nobel Prize winnings to create the William Faulkner Foundation; among the charitable goals of the foundation was "to establish a fund to support and encourage new fiction writers." The foundation's first award for a "notable first novel," called the William Faulkner Foundation Award, was granted to John Knowles's A Separate Peace in 1961
Mary Lee Settle was one of the founders of the PEN/Faulkner award after controversy at the 1979 National Book Award, when PEN voted a boycott on the ground that they were too commercial.  It is affiliated with the writers' organization International PEN.  The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by International PEN affiliates in over 145 PEN centres around the world.

2013 - Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club
Amelia Gray, Threats
Laird Hunt, Kind One
T. Geronimo Johnson, Hold It ‘Til It Hurts
Thomas Mallon, Watergate

2012 – Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic
Russell Banks, Lost Memory of Skin
Don DeLillo, The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories
Anita Desai, The Artist of Disappearance
Steven Millhauser, We Others: New and Selected Stories

2011 – Deborah Eisenberg,
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg
Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Good Squad
Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule
Eric Puchner, Model Home
Brad Watson, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives

2010 – Sherman Alexie, War Dances
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna
Lorraine Lopéz, Homicide Survivors Picnic
Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs
Colson Whitehead, Sag Harbor

2009 – Joseph O’Neill, Netherland
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Ms. Hempel Chronicles
Susan Choi, A Person of Interest
Richard Price, Lush Life
Ron Rash, Serena

2008 – Kate Christensen, The Great Man
Annie Dillard, The Maytrees
David Leavitt, The Indian Clerk
T.M. McNally, The Gateway: Stories
Ron Rash, Chemistry and Other Stories

2007 – Philip Roth, Everyman
Charles D’Ambrosio, The Dead Fish Museum
Deborah Eisenberg, Twilight of the Superheroes
Amy Hempel, The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
Edward P. Jones, All Aunt Hagar’s Children

2006 – E.L. Doctorow, The March
Karen Fisher, A Sudden Country
William Henry Lewis, I Got Somebody in Staunton
James Salter, Last Night
Bruce Wagner, The Chrysanthemum Place

2005 – Ha Jin, War Trash
Jerome Charyn, The Green Lantern
Edwidge Danticat, The Dew Breaker
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
Steve Yarbrough, Prisoners of War

2004 – John Updike, The Early Stories 1953–1975
Frederick Barthelme, Elroy Nights
ZZ Packer, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Caryl Phillips, A Distant Shore
Tobias Wolff, Old School

2003 – Sabina Murray, The Caprices
Peter Cameron, The City of Your Final Destination
William Kennedy, Roscoe
Victor LaValle, The Ecstatic
Gilbert Sorrentino, Little Casino

2002 – Ann Patchett, Bel Canto
Karen Joy Fowler, Sister Noon
Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
Claire Messud, The Hunters
Manil Suri, The Death of Vishnu

2001 – Philip Roth, The Human Stain
Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Millicent Dillon, Harry Gold
Denis Johnson, The Name of the World
Mona Simpson, Off Keck Road

2000 – Ha Jin, Waiting
Frederick Busch, The Night Inspector
Ken Kalfus, Pu-239 And Other Russian Fantasies
Elizabeth Strout, Amy and Isabelle
Lily Tuck, Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man

1999 – Michael Cunningham, The Hours
Russell Banks, Cloudsplitter
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
Brian Morton, Starting Out in the Evening
Richard Selzer, The Doctor Stories

1998 – Rafi Zabor, The Bear Comes Home
Donald Antrim, The Hundred Brothers
Rilla Askew, The Mercy Seat
Mary Gaitskill, Because They Wanted To
Francisco Goldman, The Ordinary Seaman

1997 – Gina Berriault, Women in their Beds
Daniel Akst, St. Burl’s Obituary
Kathleen Cambor, The Book of Mercy
Ron Hansen, Atticus
Jamaica Kincaid, The Autobiography of My Mother

1996 – Richard Ford, Independence Day
Madison Smart Bell, All Souls’ Rising
William Gass, The Tunnel
Claire Messud, When the World Was Steady
A.J. Verdelle, The Good Negress

1995 – David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars
Frederich Busch, The Children in the Woods
Ursula Hegi, Stones from the River
Joyce Carol Oates, What I Lived For
Joanna Scott, Various Antidotes

1994 – Philip Roth, Operation Shylock
Stanley Elkin, Van Gogh’s Room at Arles
Dagoberto Gilb, The Magic of Blood
Fae Myenne Ng, Bone
Kate Wheeler, Not Where I Started From

1993 – E. Annie Proulx, Postcards
Robert Olen Butler, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Francisco Goldman, The Long Night of White Chickens
Maureen Howard, Natural History
Sylvia Watanabe, Talking to the Dead

1992 – Don DeLillo, Mao II
Stephen Dixon, Frog
Paul Gervais, Extraordinary People
Allan Gurganus, White People
Bradford Morrow, The Almanac Branch

1991 – John Edgar Wideman, Philadelphia Fire
Paul Auster, The Music of Chance
Joanne Meschery, A Gentleman”s Guide to the Frontier
Steven Millhauser, The Barnum Museum
Joanna Scott, Arrogance

1990 – E.L. Doctorow, Billy Bathgate
Russell Banks, Affliction
Molly Gloss, The Jump-Off Creek
Josephine Jacobsen, On the Island
Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Leaving Brooklyn

1989 – James Salter, Dusk
Mary McGarry Morris,Vanished
Thomas Savage, The Corner of Rife and Pacific
Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Death of Methuselah

1988 – T. Coraghessan Boyle, World’s End
Richard Bausch, Spirits
Alice McDermott, That Night
Cynthia Ozick, The Messiah of Stockholm
Lawrence Thornton, Imagining Argentina

1987 – Richard Wiley, Soldiers in Hiding
Richard Ford, The Sportswriter
Charles Johnson, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Janet Kauffman, Collaborators
Maureen Howard, Expensive Habits

1986 – Peter Taylor, The Old Forest and Other Stories
William Gaddis, Carpenter’s Gothic
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove
Hugh Nissenson, The Tree of Life
Helen Norris, The Christmas Wife
Grace Paley, Later the Same Day

1985 – Tobias Wolff, The Barracks Thief
Harriet Doerr, Stones for Ibarra
Donald Hays, The Dixie Association
David Leavitt, Family Dancing
James Purdy, On Glory’s Courses

1984 – John Edgar Wideman, Sent for You Yesterday
Ron Hansen, The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
William Kennedy, Ironweed
Jamaica Kincaid, At the Bottom of the River
Bernard Malamud, The Stories
Cynthia Ozick, The Cannibal Galaxy

1983 – Toby Olson, Seaview
Maureen Howard, Grace Abounding
Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh and Other Stories
George Steiner, The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H.
Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
William S. Wilson, Birthplace

1982 – David Bradley, The Chaneysville Incident
Donald Barthelme, Sixty Stories
Richard Bausch, Take Me Back
Mark Helprin, Ellis Island and Other Stories
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
Robert Stone, A Flag for Sunrise

1981 – Walter Abish, How German Is It?
Shirley Hazzard, The Transit of Venus
Walker Percy, The Second Coming
Gilbert Sorrentino, Aberration of Starlight
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oklahoma Book Award (1990-2011)

From Oklahoma Center for the Book accessed 3/30/11

2011 Finalists
Children/Young Adults
Portrait of a Generation: The Children of Oklahoma, Sons and Daughters of the Red Earth—M.J. Alexander—Southwestern Publishing
“Cholhkanat Lowak Ishminti” Spider Brings Fire—Linda Hogan—Chickasaw Nation
Salvaged—Stefne Miller
Mostly Monsterly—Tammi Sauer
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light—Tim Tingle

Building One Fire—designed by Carol Haralson—The Cherokee Nation
Proud to be Chickasaw—designed by Skip McKinstry, illustrated by Mike Larsen—Chickasaw Press
Oklahoma National Stockyards—designed by Doug Miller—Mullerhaus Publishing Arts, Inc.
Portrait of a Generation: The Children of Oklahoma, Sons and Daughters of the Red Earth—designed by Scott O’Daniel, photography by M.J. Alexander—Southwestern Publishing
Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo—designed by Tony Roberts and Julie Rushing, collection photography by Ed Muno—University of Oklahoma Press

Stations West—Allison Amend—Louisiana State University Press
With No Steps To Follow—David Allen Barton—Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Cheyenne Madonna—Eddie Chuculate—David R. Godine publisher
God’s Acres—David Gerard—PenUltimate Press
The Insane Train—Sheldon Russell—Minotaur Books publisher
Chasing Lilacs—Carla Stewart—Faith Words publisher

Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe—Kate Buford
Chickasaw Removal—Fuller L. Bumpers, Daniel F. Littlefield Jr., and Amanda L. Paige
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture—edited by Dianna Everett, Jon May, Larry O’Dell, and Linda Wilson
Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals—Gordon Grice
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History—S.C. Gwynne—Scribner
Race and the University: A Memoir—George Henderson—University of Oklahoma Press
Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo—Richard C. Rattenbury
Luis Ortega’s Rawhide Artistry: Braiding in the California Tradition—Don Reeves and Chuck Stormes
Oilfield Trash: Life and Labor in the Oil Patch—Bobby D. Weaver—Texas A&M University Press

Spare Parts—Ken Hada—Mongrel Empire Press
Umberto Eco Lost His Gun—Carol Hamilton—Pudding House Publications
Elegy for Trains—Benjamin Myers—Village Books Press
Seeing Rightly with the Heart—Howard Stein—Finishing Line Press
Bird Days—Sheila Tiarks—Village Books Press
Oklahoma Baroque—Renata Treitel—Out On A Limb Publishing
Oklahoma Cantos—Ron Wallace—TJMF Publishing

1990 • Robert Love Taylor, The Lost Sister
1991 • Linda Hogan, Mean Spirit
1992 • Robert L. Duncan, The Serpent's Mark
1993 • Rilla Askew, Strange Business
1994 • Eve Sandstrom, Down Home Heifer Heist
1995 • William Bernhardt, Perfect Justice
1996 • Billie Letts, Where the Heart Is
1997 • Stewart O’Nan, The Names of the Dead
1998 • Rilla Askew, The Mercy Seat
1999 • Billie Letts, The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
2000 • William Bernhardt, Dark Justice
2001 • Carolyn Hart, Sugarplum Dead
2002 • Douglas Kelley,The Captain’s Wife
2003 • Diane Glancy,The Mask Maker: A Novel
2004 • M.K. Preston, Song of the Bones
2005 • Will Thomas, Some Danger Involved
2006 • David Kent, The Black Jack Conspiracy
2007 • Sheldon Russell, Dreams to Dust: A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush
2008 • Rilla Askew, Harpsong
2009 • Carolyn Wall, Sweeping Up
2010 • Kirk Bjornsgaard, Confessions of a Former Rock Star

1990 • Leonard Leff, Hitchcock & Selznick
1991 • Carl Albert and Danney Goble, Little Giant
1992 • David Morgan, Robert England,and George Humphreys, Oklahoma Politics & Policies: Governing the Sooner State
1993 • Henry Bellmon and Pat Bellmon, The Life and Times of Henry Bellmon; and Daniel Boorstin, The Creators
1994 • J. Brent Clark, 3rd Down and Forever
1995 • Dennis McAuliffe Jr., The Deaths of Sybil Bolton
1996 • William Paul Winchester, A Very Small Farm
1997 • Annick Smith, Big Bluestem: A Journey Into the Tall Grass
1998 • John Hope Franklin and John Whittington Franklin, Editors; My Life and an Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin
1999 • Bob Burke, From Oklahoma to Eternity: The Life of Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae
2000 • Michael Wallis, The Real Wild West: The 101 Ranch and the Creation of the American West
2001 • David LaVere, Contrary Neighbors: Southern Plains and Removed Indians in Indian Territory
2002 • Lydia L. Wyckoff, Editor, Woven Worlds: Basketry from the Clark Field Collection
2003 • Michael A. Mares, A Desert Calling: Life in a Forbidding Landscape
2004 • Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity
2005 • Ed Cray, Ramblin’ Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
2006 • Timothy Egan, The Worst Hard Time
2007 • Charles Robert Goins and Danney Goble, Historical Atlas of Oklahoma, Fourth Edition
2008 • Nancy Isenberg, Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr
2009 • Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith • Full Court Quest: The Girls from Shaw Indian School, Basketball Champions of the World
2010 • Randy Ramer, Carole Klein, Kimberly Roblin, Eric Singleton, Anne Morand, Gary Moore, and April Miller, Thomas Gilcrease

Children/Young Adult
1990 • Helen Roney Sattler, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Its Kin
1991 • Stan Hoig, A Capital for the Nation
1992 • Jess and Bonnie Speer, Hillback to Boggy
1993 • Anna Myers, Red Dirt Jessie
1994 • Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith, Cherokee Summer
1995 • Russell G. Davis and Brent Ashabranner, The Choctaw Code
1996 • Anna Myers, Graveyard Girl
1997 • Barbara Snow Gilbert, Stone Water
1998 • S. L. Rottman, Hero
1999 • Barbara Snow Gilbert, Broken Chords
2000 • Harold Keith, Brief Garland: Ponytails, Basketball, and Nothing But Net
2001 • Joyce Carol Thomas,Hush Songs
2002 • Molly Levite Griffis,The Rachel Resistance
2003 • Darleen Bailey Beard, The Babbs Switch Story
2004 • Children—Una Belle Townsend, Grady’s in the Silo • Young Adult—Sharon Darrow, The Painters of Lexieville
2005 • Children—Joyce Carol Thomas, The Gospel Cinderella • Young Adult—Molly Levite Griffis, Simon Says
2006 • Anna Myers, Assassin
2007 • Children—Tim Tingle, Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
Young Adult—Tim Tharp, Knights of the Hill Country
2008 • Children—Devin Scillian, Pappy’s Handkerchief • Young Adult—P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Marked: A House of Night Novel
2009 • Anna Myers, Spy
2010 • Children—Tammi Sauer, Chicken Dance • Young Adult—George Edward Stanley, Night Fires

1990 • William Kistler, The Elizabeth Sequence
1992 • Carol Hamilton, Once the Dust
1993 • Jim Barnes, The Sawdust War
1994 • Carter Revard, An Eagle Nation
1995 • Joy Harjo, The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
1996 • Francine Leffler Ringold-Johnson, The Trouble with Voices
1997 • Renata Treitel, translation of Rosita Copioli’s The Blazing Lights of the Sun
1998 • Betty Shipley, Somebody Say Amen
1999 • Mark Cox, Thirty-Seven Years from the Stone
2000 • N. Scott Momaday, In the Bear’s House
2001 • Carolyne Wright,Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire
2002 • Ivy Dempsey, The Scent of Water: New and Selected Poems
2003 • Joy Harjo, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems
2004 • Laura Apol, Crossing the Ladder of Sun
2005 • Francine Leffler Ringold, Still Dancing
2006 • LeAnne Howe, Evidence of Red
2007 • Carl Sennhenn, Travels Through Enchanted Woods
2008 • Sandra Soli, What Trees Know
2009 • Nathen Brown, Two Tables Over
2010 • Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Work is Love Made Visible: Poetry and Family Photographs

1990 • David E. Hunt, The Lithographs of Charles Banks Wilson
1991 • Carol Haralson, Cleora's Kitchens
1992 • Joe Williams, Woolaroc
1993 • Design—Carol Haralson, Will Rogers: Courtship and Correspondence
Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, The Twelve Cats of Christmas
1994 • Deloss McGraw, Fish Story
1995 • Mike Wimmer, All the Places to Love
1996 • Kim Doner, Green Snake Ceremony
1997 • Carol Haralson and Harvey Payne, Big Bluestem: A Journey into the Tall Grass
1998 • Carol Haralson, Visions and Voices: Native American Painting from the Philbrook Museum of Art
1999 • David Fitzgerald, Bison: Monarch of the Plains
2000 • Carol Haralson, Glory Days of Summer: The History of Baseball in Oklahoma
2001 • Lane Smith, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
2002 • Carl Brune, Woven Worlds: Basketry from the Clark Field Collection
2003 • Murv Jacob, The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals
2004 • Design—Scott Horton and Jim Argo, Family Album: A Centennial Pictorial of the Oklahoma Publishing Company
Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, S is for Sooner
2005 • Carol Haralson, A History of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion
2006 • Design—Carol Haralson, Home: Native People in the Southwest • Illustration—Jon Goodell, Mother, Mother, I Want Another
2007 • Design—Carl Brune, OKC: Second Time Around
Illustration—Jeanne Rorex Bridges, Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
2008 • Design—Carl Brune, Oklahoma: A Portrait of America • Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, What Cats Want for Christmas
2009 • Design—Todd Stewart, Placing Memory: A Photographic Exploration of Japanese American Internment
Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, What Dogs Want for Christmas
2010 • Design—Carol Haralson, Willard Stone • Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, Where to Sleep

Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award
1990 • Daniel Boorstin—Librarian of Congress Emeritus—native of Tulsa
1991 • Tony Hillerman—award winning mystery writer—native of Sacred Heart
1992 • Savoie Lottinville—Director of the University of Oklahoma Press for 30 years
1993 • Harold Keith—Newbery Award winning children's author—Norman
1994 • N. Scott Momaday—Pulitzer Prize winning Kiowa author—native of Lawton
1995 • R.A. Lafferty—Hugo Award winning author—Tulsa
1996 • John Hope Franklin—historian—native of Rentiesville
1997 • S.E. Hinton—author of young adult novels—Tulsa
1998 • Jack Bickham—novelist, teacher and journalist—Norman
1999 • Michael Wallis—historian and biographer—Tulsa
2000 • Bill Wallace—writer of novels for young people—Chickasha
2001 • Joyce Carol Thomas—children and adult fiction author, and playwright—native of Ponca City
2002 • World Literature Today—The University of Oklahoma, Norman
2003 • Joy Harjo—poet and member of the Muscogee Nation—native of Tulsa
2004 • Carolyn Hart—award-winning mystery writer—Oklahoma City
2005 • C.J. Cherryh—Hugo Award winning author—Oklahoma City
2006 • Bob Burke—award-winning historian—Oklahoma City
2007 • Clifton Taulbert—award-winning author—Tulsa
2008 • David Dary—award-winning author—Norman
2009 • Robert J. Conley—Cherokee author—native of Cushing
2010 • David G. Fitzgerald—award-winning photographer—Oklahoma City

Ralph Ellison Award
1995 • Ralph Ellison—National Book Award winner—Oklahoma City
1997 • Angie Debo—“First Lady of Oklahoma History”—Marshall
1999 • Melvin Tolson—poet, journalist, and dramatist—Langston
2000 • Jim Thompson—novelist and screenwriter—Anadarko
2002 • John Berryman—poet, biographer, and editor—McAlester
2004 • Lynn Riggs—playwright and screenwriter—Claremore
2005 • Woody Guthrie—author, illustrator, and songwriter—Okemah
2006 • John Joseph Mathews—Osage novelist and historian—Pawhuska
2007 • Muriel Wright—acclaimed Oklahoma historian—Oklahoma City
2008 • Danney Glenn Goble—acclaimed Oklahoma historian—Oklahoma City
2010 • Stan Hoig—author, journalist, and historian—Edmond

Louisiana Literary Award (1949-2011)

From Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans accessed 3/30/11

The Louisiana Literary Award was established by the Louisiana Library Association in 1948 and was presented for the first time in 1949. It is intended to "promote interest in books about Louisiana and to encourage their production." A primary criterion for selection is that books contribute to the permanent record of the State of Louisiana.

Leo Honeycutt. Edwin Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, An Authorized Biography


1949 Ballowe, Hewitt L. "Creole Folk-Tales: Stories of the Louisiana Marsh Country"
1950 Chase, John Churchill. "Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, and Other Streets of New Orleans".
1951 Tillery, Carlyle. "Red Bone Woman"
1952 Tallant, Robert. "The Pirate Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans"
1953 Kendall, John Smith.
1954 McWilliams, Richebourg Gaillard, ed. "Fleur de Lys and Calumet: Being the Penicaut Narrative of French Adventure in Louisiana"
1955 No award
1956 Lowery, George H. "Louisiana Birds"
1957 Sindler, Allan P. "Huey Long's Louisiana: State Politics, 1920-1952"
1958 Roland, Charles P. "Louisiana Sugar Plantations during the American Civil War"
1959 Duffy, John. "The Rudolph Matas History of Medicine in Louisiana, Vol. 1"
1960 No award
1961 Cohn, Isidore, and Hermann Deutsch. "Rudolph Matas: A Biography of One of the Great Pioneers in Surgery"
1962 Brooks, Charles B. "The Siege of New Orleans"
1963 Post, Lauren. "Cajun Sketches from the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana"
1964 Winters, John D. "The Civil War in Louisiana"
1965 Cassidy, Vincent H., and Amos E. Simpson. "Henry Watkins Allen of Louisiana"
1966 Holmes, Jack D. L. "Gayoso: The Life of a Spanish Governor in the Mississippi Valley, 1789-1799"
1967 Dyer, John P. "Tulane: The Biography of a University, 1834-1965"
1968 Rose, Al, and Edmond Souchon. "New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album"
1969 No award
1970 Williams, T. Harry. "Huey Long"
1971 McCants, Dorothea Olga, tr. and ed. "They Came to Louisiana: Letters of a Catholic Mission, 1854-1882"
1972 Gaines, Ernest J. "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman"
1973 Brown, Clair A. "Wildflowers of Louisiana and Adjoining States"
1974 Feibleman, Peter S. "The Bayous"
1975 Lowery, George H. "The Mammals of Louisiana and Its Adjacent Waters"
1976 Taylor, Joe Gray. "Louisiana Reconstructed, 1863-1877"
1977 Fontenot, Mary Alice, and Paul B. Freeland. "
1978 Percy, Walker. "Lancelot"
Mills, Gary B. "The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color"
1979 Marquis, Donald M. "In Search of Buddy Bolden, First Man of Jazz"
1980 Edmonds, David C. "Yankee Autumn in Acadiana: A Narrative of the Great Texas Overland Expedition through Southwest Louisiana, October - December 1863"
1981 Toole, John Kennedy. "A Confederacy of Dunces"
1981 Cable, Mary. "Lost New Orleans"
1982 Lockwood, C. C. "Atchafalaya: America's Largest River Basin Swamp"
1983 Segura, Chris. "Marshland Brace: Two Louisiana Stories"
Gleason, David King. "Plantation Homes of Louisiana and the Natchez Area"
1984 Bush, Robert. "Grace King: A Southern Destiny"
1985 Cutrer, Thomas W. "Parnassus on the Mississippi: The Southern Review and the Baton Rouge Literary Community, 1935-1942"
1986 Hewat, Alan V. "Lady's Time"
1987 Reed, Ed. "Requiem for a Kingfish"
1988 Percy, Walker. "The Thanatos Syndrome"
1989 Evans, Eli N. "Judah P. Benjamin, the Jewish Confederate"
1990 Dundee, Harold A., Douglas A. Rossman, and Eugene C. Beckham. "The Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana"
1991 Corrington, John William. "The Collected Stories of John William Corrington"
1992 Stones, Margaret. "Flora of Louisiana: Watercolor Drawings"
1993 Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo. "Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century"
1994 Gaines, Ernest J. "A Lesson Before Dying"
1995 Boggs, Lindy. "Washington Through a Purple Veil: Memoirs of a Southern Lady"
1996 Fairclough, Adam. "Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972"
1997 Upton, Dell, ed. "Madaline: Love and Survival in Antebellum New Orleans [Madaline Edwards]"
1998 Poesch, Jessie J., and Barbara SoRelle Bacot, eds. "Louisiana Buildings, 1720-1940: The Historic American Buildings Survey"
1999 Holt, Kimberly Willis. "My Louisiana Sky"
2000 Tregle, Joseph G. Jr. "Louisiana in the Age of Jackson: A Clash of Cultures and Personalities"
2001 Bacot, H. Parrott, et al. "Marie Adrien Persac: Louisiana Artist"
2002 Fernandez, Mark F. "From Chaos to Continuity: The Evolution of Louisiana's Judicial System 1712-1862"
2003 Bankston, Carl L. III, and Stephen J. Caldas. "A Troubled Dream: The Promise and Failure of School Desegregation in Louisiana"
2004 No award.
2005 No award.
2006 Follett, Richard. "The Sugar Masters: Planters and Slaves in Louisiana's Cane World, 1820-1860"
2007 Holt, Kimberly Willis. "Part of Me: Stories of a Louisiana Family"
2008 Folse, John D. "After the Hunt: Louisiana's Authoritative Collection of Wild Game & Game Fish Cookery"
2009 No award.
2010 Roahen, Sara. "Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table"

Man Booker international prize (2005-11)

2011 info from The Man Booker Prizes accessed 3/30/11

2011 Finalists:
Wang Anyi (China)
Juan Goytisolo (Spain)
James Kelman (UK)
John le Carré (UK)
Amin Maalouf (Lebanon)
David Malouf (Australia)
Dacia Maraini (Italy)
Rohinton Mistry (India/Canada)
Philip Pullman (UK)
Marilynne Robinson (USA)
Philip Roth (USA)
Su Tong (China)
Anne Tyler (USA)

Fourteen authors from 12 countries have been named to the shortlist for the £60,000 ($85,716) Man Booker international prize, which is "awarded once every two years to a writer for their contribution to fiction on the world stage," according to the Guardian.

The contenders:
Peter Carey (Australia) -- added Illywhacker

Evan S Connell (USA) -- added Mrs. Bridge: A Novel
Mahasweta Devi (Bangladesh) -- added Imaginary Maps
EL Doctorow (USA) -- added Welcome to Hard Times
James Kelman (UK) -- added How Late It Was, How Late: A Novel
Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) -- added The Feast of the Goat
Arnošt Lustig (Czech Republic) -- added Lovely Green Eyes: A Novel
Alice Munro (Canada) -- added Runaway: Stories -- Winner!
VS Naipaul (Trinidad/India) -- added A House for Mr. Biswas
Joyce Carol Oates (USA) -- added The Falls: A Novel (P.S.)
Antonio Tabucchi (Italy) -- added Pereira Declares: A Testimony
Ngugi Wa Thiong'O (Kenya) -- added A Grain of Wheat (African Writers) read this 5/3/09
Dubravka Ugresic (Croatia) -- added The Ministry of Pain: A Novel
Ludmila Ulitskaya (Russia) -- added Medea and Her Children

Chinua Achebe

Ismail Kadare (inaugural prize)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Warwick Prize (2009-11)

from Warwick Prize for Writing accessed 3/24/11

The Warwick Prize for Writing was launched in 2008 and is an innovative literature prize that involves global competition, and crosses all disciplines. The Prize will be given every two years for an excellent and substantial piece of writing in the English language, in any genre or form, on a theme which will change with every award. The winner of the inaugural Prize was announced on 24 February 2009 as Naomi Klein for The Shock Doctrine.

Peter Forbes won of the £50,000 (US$81,248) Warwick Prize for Writing for his book Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage. The biennial prize from the University of Warwick "is an international cross-disciplinary award open to any genre or form of writing."

Sami Rohr Prize (2007-2011)

2011 info from Jewish Book Council accessed 2/12/11
Finalists for the Jewish Book Council's $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature are:

Stations West by Allison Amend (LSU Press)
The Cosmopolitans by Nadia Kalman (Livingston Press)
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (Knopf)
The Jump Artist by Austin Ratner (Bellevue Literary Press) --Winner!
A Curable Romantic by Joseph Skibell (Algonquin Books) --Runner-up!

The finalists will meet with the fiction judges on March 15, and the winner, as well as the $25,000 Choice Award given to the first runner-up, will be announced shortly thereafter. The 2011 award ceremony will be held May 31.

From Jewish Book Council Blog accessed 3/14/10

2010 finalists for the fourth annual Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature are:
Lila Corwin Berman–Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity
Ari Y. Kelman – Station Identification: A Cultural History of Yiddish Radio in the United States
Kenneth B. Moss – Jewish Renaissance in the Russian Revolution -Winner!
Danya Ruttenberg – Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion
Sarah Abrevaya Stein – Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce -Winner!

2009 Prize
Sana Krasikov's debut short story collection, One More Year: Stories, has won the 2009 $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for emerging writers.

The $25,000 Sami Rohr Prize Choice Award went to Dalia Sofer, author of The Septembers of Shiraz.

2008 Prize
In 2008, Lucette Lagnado was awarded the first non-fiction Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her book The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World.

2007 Prize

Tamar Yellin for her novel The Genizah at the House of Shepher

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bookclub Best Sellers (2010)

From Book Movement accessed 12/15/10

The top 20 book club bestsellers for 2010 from Bookmovement.com based on readers' choices are:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

op 25 Book Group Books Last Year

The top 25 book group discussion books of 2010, based on reports by book clubs, according to ReadingGroupGuides.com:

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
4. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
5. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
6. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
7. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
8. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
10. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
12. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
13. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
14. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
14. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
16. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin
17. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
18. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
19. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
19. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
21. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
22. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
23. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
24. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
25. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Friday, March 18, 2011

Man Asian Literary Prize (2007-10)

2010 Man Asian Literary Prize, accessed 12/14/10

2010 Longlist
Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu --
Way to Go by Upamanyu Chatterjee
Dahanu Road by Anosh Irani
Serious Men by Manu Joseph --shortlist
The Thing About Thugs by Tabish Khair --shortlist
Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna
The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe --shortlist
Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa --shortlist
Monkey-man by Usha K.R.
Below the Crying Mountain by Criselda Yabes

2009 Man Asian Literary Prize - Longlist Announced in July, shortlist announced 10/15/09

Man Asian Literary Prize is an annual award for an "Asian novel unpublished in English". The Prize was launched in 2007 and is now in its third year. [Then are they published in English?]

The objectives of the Asian Literary Prize are: To bring exciting new Asian authors to the attention of the world literary community; To facilitate publishing and translation of Asian literature in and into English; and To highlight Asia's developing role in world literature.

The Administrative Committee for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize has today announced the longlist of works for this prize:

Gopilal Acharya , With a Stone in My Heart
Omair Ahmad , Jimmy the Terrorist -- shortlist
Siddharth Chowdhury, Day Scholar -- shortlist
Kishwar Desai , Witness the Night
Samuel Ferrer , The Last Gods of Indochine
Eric Gamalinda , The Descartes Highlands -- shortlist
Ram Govardhan, Rough with the Smooth
Kanishka Gupta, History of Hate
Kameroon Rasheed Ismeer , Memoirs of a Terrorist
Ratika Kapur , Overwinter
Mariam Karim, The Bereavement of Agnes Desmoulins
Sriram Karri , The Autobiography of a Mad Nation
Nitasha Kaul , Residue -- shortlist
R . Zamora Linmark , Leche
Mario I. Miclat, Secrets of the Eighteen Mansions
Clarissa V. Militante, Different Countries
Varuna Mohite, Omigod
Dipika Mukherjee, Thunder Demons
Hena Pillai , Blackland
Roan Ching-Yueh, Lin Xiu-Tzi and her Family
Edgar Calabia Samar, Eight Muses of the Fall
K. Srilata, Table for Four
Su Tong, The Boat to Redemption -- shortlist -- Winner!
Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, Shadow of the Red Star

2008 Prize
Miguel Syjuco for Ilustrado

Kaveri Nambisan, The Story that Must Not be Told
Siddharth Dhanvant Sanghvi, The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay
Miguel Syjuco, Ilustrado
Yu Hua, Brothers
Alfred A. Yuson, The Music Child

Tulsi Badrinath, Melting Love
Hans Billimoria, Ugly tree
Ian Casocot, Sugar Land
Han Dong, Banished
Anjum Hasan, Neti,Neti
Daisy Hasan, The To-Let House
Abdullah Hussein, The Afghan Girl
Tsutomu Igarashi, To the Temple
Rupa Krishnan, Something Wicked This Way Comes
Murong Xuecun, Leave Me Alone, Chengdu
Kavery Nambisan, The Story that Must Not be Told
Sumana Roy, Love in the Chicken’s Neck
Vaibhav Saini, On the Edge of Pandemonium
Salma, Midnight Tales
Siddharth Dhanvant Sanghvi, Lost Flamingoes of Bombay
Lakambini Sitoy, Sweet Haven
Sarayu Privatsa, The Last Pretense
Miguel Syjuco, Ilustrado
Amit Varma, My Friend, Sancho
Yu Hua, Brothers
Alfred Yuson, The Music Child

2007 Longlist
Tulsi Badrinath, The Living God
Sanjay Bahadur, The Sound Of Water
Kankana Basu, Cappuccino Dusk
Sanjiv Bhatla, InJustice
Shahbano Bilgrami, Without Dreams
Saikat Chakraborty, The Amnesiac
Jose Dalisay Jr., Soledad’s Sister --shortlist
Reeti Gadekar, Families at Home --shortlist
Xiaolu Guo, 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
Ameena Hussein, The Moon in the Water
Nu Nu Yi Inwa, Smile As They Bow --shortlist
Jiang Rong, Wolf Totem --winner!
Hitomi Kanehara, Autofiction
N S Madhavan, Litanies of Dutch Battery
Laxmi Narayan Mishra, The Little God
Mo Yan, Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out
Nalini Rajan, The Pangolin’s Tale
Chiew-Siah Tei, Little Hut of Leaping Fishes
Shreekumar Varma, Maria’s Room
Anuradha Vijayakrishnan, Seeing The Girl
Sujatha Vijayaraghavan, Pichaikuppan
Xu Xi, Habit of a Foreign Sky --shortlist
Egoyan Zheng, Fleeting Light

Triangle Awards (1990-2009)

Finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
Terry Castle, The Professor and Other Writings (HarperCollins)
Emma Donoghue, Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature (Alfred A. Knopf)
Barbara Hammer, Hammer! (Feminist Press)
Finalists for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction
R. Tripp Evans, Grant Wood (Alfred A. Knopf)
Wendy Moffat, A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E. M. Forster (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Finalists for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
Elizabeth J. Colen, Money for Sunsets (Steel Toe Books)
Jen Currin, The Inquisition Yours (Coach House Books)
Eleanor Lerman, The Sensual World Re-emerges (Sarabande Books)
Finalists for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry
Paul Legault, The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn)
Eric Leigh, Harm’s Way (University of Arkansas Press)
Michael Walsh, The Dirt Riddles (University of Arkansas Press)
Finalists for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
Michael Alenyikov, Ivan and Misha (Triquarterly/Northwestern University Press)
Katharine Beutner, Alcestis (Soho Press)
Catherine Kirkwood, Cut Away (Arktoi Books)
Finalists for The Ferro-Grumley Awards for LGBT Fiction (presented in conjunction with Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards)
Daniel Black, Perfect Peace (St. Martin’s Press)
Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Big Bang Symphony (University of Wisconsin Press)
Daniel Allen Cox, Krakow Melt (Arsenal Pulp Press)
David McConnell, The Silver Hearted (Alyson)
Eileen Myles, Inferno (OR Books)
Michael Sledge, The More I Owe You

2009 information from The Publishing Triangle accessed 3/20/10
2009 Finalists Announced for Best LGBT Fiction, Poetry, and Non-Fiction

We're proud to present the nominees for the best LGBT books of 2009. The winners will be announced at the 22nd annual Triangle Awards, April 29, 2010, at the New School.

Finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
* Rebecca Brown, American Romances  – Winner!
* Mary Cappello, Called Back
* Joan Schenkar, The Talented Miss Highsmith

Finalists for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction
* James Davidson, The Greeks and Greek Love (Random House) – Winner!
* Chap Heap, Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885–1940
* David Plante, The Pure Lover

Finalists for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
* Stacie Cassarino, Zero at the Bone – Winner!
* Kristin Naca, Bird Eating Bird
* Lee Ann Roripaugh, On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year

Finalists for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry
* Brent Goodman, The Brother Swimming Beneath Me
* D.A. Powell, Chronic
* Ronaldo V. Wilson, Poems of the Black Object – Winner!

Finalists for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
* Elise Moser, Because I Have Loved and Hidden It
* Lori Ostlund, The Bigness of the World – Winner!
* Rakesh Satyal, Blue Boy

The Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction is presented by the Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards, a co-sponsor of the Triangle Awards ceremony.

Finalists for The Ferro-Grumley Awards for LGBT Fiction
* G. Winston James, Shaming the Devil
* Barb Johnson, More of This World or Maybe Another
* Eleanor Lerman, The Blonde on the Train
* Vestal McIntyre, Lake Overturn
* Jill Malone, A Field Guide to Deception
* Sebastian Stuart, The Hour Between  – Winner!

The Publishing Triangle's 21st Annual Triangle Awards--honoring the best lesbian and gay fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2008--were presented last night in New York City).

The Triangle awards winners:
In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story by Andrea Weiss (Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction)

Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay, and Coming of Age on the Streetsof New York by Kai Wright (Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction)

Interpretive Work by Elizabeth Bradfield (Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry)

Boy with Flowers by Ely Shipley (Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry)

Light Fell by Evan Fallenberg (Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction)
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Ferro-Grumley Awards for LGBT Fiction)

Martin Duberman was honored with the 2009 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Carole DeSanti won the Publishing Triangle’s Leadership Award.

Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
2010 — Rebecca Brown, American Romances
2009 — Andrea Weiss, In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain
2008 — Janet Malcolm, Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice
2007 — Alison Bechdel, Fun Home
2006 — Tania Katan, My One-Night Stand with Cancer
2005 — Alison Smith, Name All the Animals
2004 — Lillian Faderman, Naked in the Promised Land
2003 — Terry Wolverton, Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman's Building
2002 — Laura L. Doan, Fashioning Sapphism
2001 — Amber Hollibaugh, My Dangerous Desires
2000 — Hilary Lapsley, Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: The Kinship of Women
1999 — Judith Halberstam, Female Masculinity
1998 — Margot Peters, May Sarton: A Biography
1997 — Bernadette Brooten, Love Between Women

Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction
2010 — James Davidson, The Greeks and Greek Love
2009 — Kai Wright, Drifting Toward Love
2008 — Michael Rowe, Other Men's Sons
2007 — Kenji Yoshino, Covering
2006 — Martin Moran, The Tricky Part
2005 — David K. Johnson, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government
2004 — John D'Emilio, Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
2003 — Neil Miller, Sex Crime Panic
2002 — [tie] Ricardo J. Brown, The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's; and Robert Reid-Pharr, Black Gay Man
2001 — Mark Matousek, Lost Father
2000 — Eric Brandt, Dangerous Liaisons: Blacks, Gays and the Struggle for Equality
1999 — John Loughery, The Other Side of Silence
1998 — David Sedaris, Naked
1997 — Anthony Heilbut, Thomas Mann

The Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
2010 — Stacie Cassarino, Zero at the Bone
2009 — Elizabeth Bradfield, Interpretative Work
2008 — Joan Larkin, My Body
2007 — Jennifer Rose, Hometown for an Hour
2006 — Jane Miller, A Palace of Pearls
2005 — Maureen Seaton, Venus Examines Her Breast
2004 — Daphne Gottlieb, Final Girl
2003 — Melanie Braverman, Red
2002 — Gerry Gomez Pearlberg, Mr. Bluebird
2001 — Marilyn Hacker, Squares and Courtyards

The Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry
2010 — Ronaldo V. Wilson, Poems of the Black Object
2009 — Ely Shipley, Boy with Flower
2008 — [tie] Steve Fellner, Blind Date with Cavafy; and Daniel Hall, Under Sleep
2007 — Justin Chin, Gutted
2006 — Richard Siken, Crush
2005 — Carl Phillips, The Rest of Love
2004 — Brian Teare, The Room Where I Was Born
2003 — Greg Hewett, Red Suburb
2002 — Mark Doty, Source
2001 — Thom Gunn, Boss Cupid

The Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction

Inaugurated in May 2006, this award recognizes outstanding first novels or story collections by LGBT authors. It is unique among the Triangle Literary Awards, in that women and men compete in the same category. The award is open to first-book authors of any age whose work contains queer themes. Writers can have published works of nonfiction, and their short fiction can have previously appeared in a published anthology. The book nominated must be the author's first work of book-length fiction.

This award honors the distinguished Edmund White, who won the very first Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1990. White is the author, among many other works, of A Boy's Own Story, States of Desire, A Married Man, Fanny, and Arts and Letters. The winner receives $1,000.

Past winners are:
2010 — Lori Ostlund, The Bigness of the World
2009 — Evan Fallenberg, Light Fell
2008 — Myriam Gurba, Dahlia Season
2007 — Martin Hyatt, A Scarecrow's Bible
2006 — Mack Friedman, Setting the Lawn on Fire
The Publishing Triangle Leadership Award

The Publishing Triangle is proud to honor the best and brightest writers working today. Other people, as well as institutions, contribute to the health, vibrancy, and prestige of LBGT literature. In that light, the Publishing Triangle's Leadership Award puts the spotlight on the contribution of editors, literary agents, and others who have worked tirelessly to see that great books reach avid readers.
Past winners are:
2010 — Michele Karlsberg
2009 — Carole DeSanti
2008 — Carol Seajay and Richard Labonte
2007 — Nancy Bereano
2006 — Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop
2005 — Lesbian Herstory Archives
2004 — Barbara Gittings
2003 — Jed Mattes
2002 — Michael Denneny

The Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction

2010 — Sebastian Stuart, The Hour Between
2009 — Alison Bechdel, The Complete Dykes to Watch Out For

The Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction
2008 — Ali Liebegott, The IHOP Papers
2007 — Lisa Carey, Every Visible Thing
2006 — Patricia Grossman, Brian in Three Seasons
2005 — Stacey D'Erasmo, A Seahorse Year
2004 — Nina Revoyr, Southland
2003 — Carol Anshaw, Lucky in the Corner
2002 — Emma Donoghue, Slammerkin
2001 — Sarah Waters, Affinity
2000 — Judy Doenges, What She Left Me
1999 — Patricia Powell, The Pagoda
1998 — Elana Dykewoman, Beyond the Pale
1997 — Persimmon Blackbridge, Sunnybrook
1996 — Sarah Schulman, Rat Bohemia
1995 — Heather Lewis, House Rules
1994 — Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
1993 — Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina
1992 — Blanche McCrary Boyd, The Revolution of Little Girls
1991 — Cherry Muhanji, Her
1990 — Ruthann Robson, Eye of the Hurricane

The Ferro-Grumley Award for Gay Fiction
2008 — Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
2007 — Christopher Bram, Exiles in America
2006 — Barry McCrea, The First Verse
2005 — Adam Berlin, Belmondo Style
2004 — Trebor Healey, Through It Came Bright Colors
2003 — Jamie O'Neill, At Swim Two Boys
2002 — David Ebershoff, The Rose City
2001 — Edmund White, The Married Man
2000 — Paul Russell, The Coming Storm
1999 — Michael Cunningham, The Hours
1998 — Colm Toibin, The Story of the Night
1997 — Andrew Holleran, The Beauty of Men
1996 — Felice Picano, Like People in History
1995 — Mark Merlis, American Studies
1994 — John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil [nonfiction]
1993 — Randall Kenan, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead
1992 — Melvin Dixon, Vanishing Rooms
1991 — Allen Barnett, The Body and Its Dangers
1990 — Dennis Cooper, Closer

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lambda Literary Awards (1988-2010)

2011 information from Lambda Literary blog accessed 3/17/11

23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

BISEXUAL — Fiction
Fall Asleep Forgetting, by Georgeann Packard
If You Follow Me, by Malena Watrous Harper Perennial
Krakow Melt, by Daniel Allen Cox Arsenal Pulp Press
The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet by Myrlin A. Hermes
Pride/Prejudice: A Novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Their Forbidden Lovers by Ann Herendeen

BISEXUAL — Nonfiction
Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli Rowman & Littlefield
Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women, edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre
Just Kids, by Patti Smith Ecco
Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead, by Paula Byrne
Sal Mineo, by Michael Gregg Michaud

Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super Tranny, by Justin Hall with Diego Gomez, Fred Noland & Jon Macy
Holding Still for As Long As Possible, by Zoe Whittall House of Anansi Press
Jumpstart the World, by Catherine Ryan Hyde Random House Children’s Books

TRANSGENDER — Nonfiction
Assume Nothing, by Rebecca Swan Soft Skull Press
Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, edited by Noach Dzmura
The Color of Sunlight, by Michelle Alexander CreateSpace
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman Seal Press
Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality, by Kristen Schilt

Best Lesbian Romance 2010, edited by Radclyffe Cleis Press
Gay Shame, edited by David M. Halperin & Valerie Traub University of Chicago Press [Review]
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman
Kicked Out, edited by Sassafras Lowrey
War Diaries, edited by Tisa Bryant & Ernest Hardy AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV

Christian, the Hugging Lion, by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Amy June Bates
God Loves Hair, by Vivek Shraya llustrated by Juliana Neufeld Vivek Shraya [Review]
Jumpstart the World, by Catherine Ryan Hyde Random House Books for Children
Love Drugged, by James Klise Flux
Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Brother/Sister Plays, by Tarell Alvin McCraney Theatre Communications Group
Lydia, by Octavio Solis Samuel French
Oedipus at Palm Springs: A Five Lesbian Brothers Play, by Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, & Lisa Kron
Slipping, by Daniel Talbott Dramatists Play Service
With Bated Breath, by Bryden MacDonald Talonbooks

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, edited by Noach Dzmura
Ex-Gay No Way: Survival and Recovery from Sexual Abuse, by Jallen Rix EdD. Findhorn Press
Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature, by Emma Donoghue Alfred A. Knopf [Interview]
King Kong Theory, by Virginie Despentes The Feminist Press
The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools, by Stuart Biegel

Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, by Sandra McDonald Lethe Press [Review]
Disturbed by Her Song, by Tanith Lee Lethe Press [Interview]
Flowers of Edo, by Nene Adams Black Car Publishing
Wilde Stories 2010: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, edited by Steve Berman Lethe Press
Wolfsbane Winter, by Jane Fletcher Bold Strokes Books

Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, by Scott Herring New York University Press
Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, by Gayle Salamon
Backward Glances: Contemporary Chinese Cultures and the Female Homoerotic Imaginary, by Fran Martin
Citizen Invert Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain, by Deborah Cohler
Queering the Public Sphere in Mexico and Brazil: Sexual Rights Movements in Emerging Democracies, Rafael de la Dehesa

Alcestis, by Katharine Beutner Soho Press [Review]
Fall Asleep Forgetting, by Georgeann Packard The Permanent Press
The More I Owe You, by Michael Sledge Counterpoint Press [Review]
One More Stop, by Lois Walden Arcadia Books
Sub Rosa, by Amber Dawn Arsenal Pulp Press

Best Lesbian Erotica 2011, edited by Kathleen Warnock & selected by Lea DeLaria Cleis Press
Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica, edited by Tristan Taormina Cleis Press [Review]
This Is How We Do It: A Raw Mix of Lesbian Erotica, by D Alexandria RedThorn Art

Big Bang Symphony, by Lucy Jane Bledsoe University of Wisconsin Press
Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle, by Zelda Lockhart LaVenson Press
Holding Still for as Long as Possible, by Zoe Whittall House of Anansi
Homeschooling, by Carol Guess PS Publishing
Inferno (a poet’s novel), by Eileen Myles OR Books [Review]

Blood Strangers: A Memoir, by Katherine A. Briccetti Heyday Books
Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, by Barbara Hammer The Feminist Press [Review]
Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer, by Chely Wright Pantheon Books
She Looks Just Like You: A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood by Amie Klempnauer
Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, by Julie Marie Wade Colgate University Press

The Cruel Ever After, by Ellen Hart Minotaur
Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid HarperCollins [Review]
Missing Lynx, by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou Bold Strokes Books [Review]
Parallel Lies, by Stella Duffy Bywater Books [Review]
Water Mark, by J.M. Redmann Bold Strokes Books [Review]

The Inquisition Yours, by Jen Currin Coach House Books
Money for Sunsets, by Elizabeth J. Colen Steel Toe Books [Review]
The Nights Also, by Anna Swanson Tightrope Books
The Sensual World Re-Emerges, by Eleanor Lerman Sarabande Books
White Shirt, by Laurie MacFayden Frontenac House

Above Temptation, by Karin Kallmaker Bella Books [Review]
Awakening to Sunlight, by Lindsey Stone Bold Strokes Books
Beacon of Love, by Ann Roberts Bella Books [Review]
River Walker, by Cate Culpepper, Bold Strokes Books [Review]
Starting from Scratch, by Georgia Beers Brisk Press [Review]

Bob the Book, by David Pratt Chelsea Station Editions [Review]
The Palisades, by Tom Schabarum Cascadia Publishing
Passes Through, by Rob Stephenson University of Alabama Press/FC
Probation, by Tom Mendicino Kensington Publishing
XOXO Hayden, by Chris Corkum P.D. Publishing

Best of the Best Gay Erotica 3, edited by Richard Labonté Cleis Press
Teleny and Camille, by Jon Macy Northwest Press [Review]
Tented: Gay Erotic Tales from Under the Big Top, edited by Jerry Wheeler Lethe Press
A Twist of Grimm: Erotic Fairy Tales for Gay Men, by William Holden Lethe Press
Vancouver Nights, by Hank Edwards Lethe Press

By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham Farrar, Straus & Giroux [Review]
Children of the Sun, by Max Schaefer Soft Skull
Consolation, by Jonathan Strong Pressed Wafer
The Silver Hearted, by David McConnell Alyson Books [Review]
Union Atlantic, by Adam Haslett Doubleday [Review]

Beyond Normal: The Birth of Gay Pride, by Gale Chester Whittington BookLocker.com
Grant Wood: A Life, by R. Tripp Evans Alfred A. Knopf [Review]
Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade, by Justin Spring
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham, by Selina Hastings Random House
She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother, by Bryan Batt Harmony Books [Review]

Cockeyed, by Richard Stevenson MLR Press [Review]
Echoes, by David Lennon Blue Spike Publishing [Review]
Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers, by I.E. Woodward iUniverse [Review]
Smoked, by Garry Ryan NeWest Press [Review]
Vieux Carre Voodoo, by Greg Herren Bold Strokes Books [Review]

darkacre, by Greg Hewett Coffee House Press [Review]
Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems, by James Schuyler Farrar, Straus & Giroux [Review]
Pleasure, by Brian Teare Ahsahta Press [Review]
The Salt Ecstasies: Poems, by James L. White Graywolf Press [Review]
“then, we were still living”, by Michael Klein GenPop Books [Review]

Normal Miguel, by Erik Orrantia Cheyenne Publishing [Review]
The Road Home, by Michael Thomas Ford Kensington Publishing [Review]
Three Wrong Turns in the Desert, by Neil Plakcy Loose Id [Review]

From Lambda Literary blog accessed 3/17/10

The 112 finalists in the 23 categories of the 2009 annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. Winners will be honored at the 22nd annual awards, to be held May 27 in New York City at the end of BEA.

Lambda Literary Awards Finalists 2009

LGBT Anthologies

* Gay American Autobiography: Writings from Whitman to Sedaris, edited by David Bergman (University of Wisconsin Press)
* Moral Panics, Sex Panics: Fear and the Fight Over Sexual Rights, edited by Gilbert Herdt (NYU Press)
* My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them, edited by Michael Montlack (University of Wisconsin Press)
* Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City, edited by Ariel Gore (Lit Star Press)
* Smash the Church, Smash the State! The Early Years of Gay Liberation, edited by Tommi Avicolli Mecca (City Lights)

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult
* Ash, by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown)
* How Beautiful the Ordinary, edited by Michael Cart (HarperCollins)
* In Mike We Trust, by P.E. Ryan (HarperCollins)
* Sprout, by Dale Peck (Bloomsbury USA)
* The Vast Fields of Ordinary, by Nick Burd (Penguin Books)

LGBT Drama
* The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, by Kate Moira Ryan & Linda S. Chapman (Dramatists Play Service)
* The Collected Plays Of Mart Crowley, by Mart Crowley (Alyson Books)
* Revenge of the Women’s Studies Professor, by Bonnie L. Morris (Indiana University Press)

LGBT Nonfiction
* The Golden Age of Gay Fiction, edited by Drewey Wayne Gunn (MLR Press)
* The Greeks and Greek Love, by James Davidson (Random House)
* I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole & Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Oxford University Press)
* Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences, by Sarah Schulman (The New Press)
* Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America, by Nathaniel Frank (St. Martin’s Press)

LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror
* Centuries Ago and Very Fast, by Rebecca Ore (Aqueduct Press)
* Fist of the Spider Woman, by Amber Dawn (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* In the Closet, Under the Bed, by Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe Press)
* Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam/Spectra Books)
* Pumpkin Teeth, by Tom Cardamone (Lethe Press)

LGBT Studies
* Metropolitan Lovers: The Homosexuality of Cities, by Julie Abraham (University of Minnesota Press)
* Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP’s Fight Against AIDS, by Deborah B. Gould (University of Chicago Press)
* The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century, by Kathryn Bond Stockton (Duke University Press)
* The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade, by Armando Maggi (University of Chicago Press)
* The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America, by Margot Canaday (Princeton University Press)

Bisexual Fiction
* Arusha, by J.E. Knowles (Spinsters Ink)
* Holy Communion, by Mykola Dementiuk (Synergy Press)
* The Janeid, by Bobbie Geary (The Graeae Press)
* Love You Two, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Random House Australia)
* Torn, by Amber Lehman (Closet Case Press)

Bisexual Nonfiction
* Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life, by Edna O’Brien (W. W. Norton)
* Cheever: A Life, by Blake Bailey (Alfred A. Knopf)
* Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents, by Minal Hajratwala (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
* Map, by Audrey Beth Stein (Lulu.com)
* Vincente Minnelli: Hollywood’s Dark Dreamer, by Emanuel Levy (St. Martin’s Press)

* Bharat Jiva, by Kari Edwards (Litmus Press)
* Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show, by Lynn Breedlove (Manic D Press)
* The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, by S Bear Bergman (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* Transmigration, by Joy Ladin (Sheep Meadow Press)
* Troglodyte Rose, by Adam Lowe (Cadaverine Publications)

Lesbian Debut Fiction
* The Creamsickle, by Rhiannon Argo (Spinsters Ink)
* The Bigness of the World, by Lori Ostlund (University of Georgia Press)
* Land Beyond Maps, by Maida Tilchen (Savvy Press)
* More of This World or Maybe Another, by Barb Johnson (Harper Perennial)
* Verge, by Z Egloff (Bywater Books)

Gay Debut Fiction
* Blue Boy, by Rakesh Satyal (Kensington Books)
* God Says No, by James Hannaham (McSweeneys)
* Pop Salvation, by Lance Reynald (HarperCollins)
* Shaming the Devil: Collected Short Stories, by G. Winston James (Top Pen Press)
* Sugarless, by James Magruder (University of Wisconsin Press)

Lesbian Erotica
* Flesh and Bone, by Ronica Black (Bold Strokes Books)
* Lesbian Cowboys, edited by Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia (Cleis Press)
* Punishment with Kisses, by Diane Anderson-Minshall (Bold Strokes Books)
* Where the Girls Are, by D.L. King (Cleis Press)
* Women of the Bite, Edited by Cecilia Tan (Alyson Books)

Gay Erotica
* Rough Trade: Dangerous Gay Erotica, edited by Todd Gregory (Bold Strokes Books)
* Impossible Princess, by Kevin Killian (City Lights)
* I Like It Like That: True Tales of Gay Desire, edited by Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* The Low Road, by James Lear (Cleis Press)
* Eight Inches, by Sean Wolfe (Kensington Books)

Lesbian Fiction
* Dismantled, by Jennifer McMahon (HarperCollins)
* A Field Guide to Deception, by Jill Malone (Bywater Books)
* Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory, by Emma Pérez (University of Texas Press)
* Risk, by Elana Dykewomon (Bywater Books)
* This One’s Going to Last Forever, by Nairne Holtz (Insomniac Press)

Gay Fiction
* Lake Overturn, by Vestal McIntyre (HarperCollins)
* The River In Winter, by Matt Dean (Queens English Productions)
* Said and Done, by James Morrison (Black Lawrence Press)
* Salvation Army, by Abdellah Taia (Semiotext(e))
* Silverlake, by Peter Gadol (Tyrus Books)

Lesbian Memoir/Biography
* Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life, by Mary Cappello (Alyson Books)
* Mean Little deaf Queer, by Terry Galloway (Beacon Press)
* My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement, by Alix Dobkin (Alyson Books)
* Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag, by Ariel Schrag (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone Fireside)
* The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, by Joan Schenkar (St. Martin’s Press)

Gay Memoir/Biography
* Ardent Spirits: Leaving Home, Coming Back, by Reynolds Price (Scribner Books)
* City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960’s and 70’s, by Edmund White (Bloomsbury USA)
* Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division, by Jon Ginoli (Cleis Press)
* Once You Go Back, by Douglas A. Martin (Seven Stories Press)
* The Pure Lover: A Memoir of Grief, by David Plante (Beacon Press)

Lesbian Mystery
* Command of Silence, by Paulette Callen (Spinsters Ink)
* Death of a Dying Man, by J.M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books)
* From Hell to Breakfast, by Joan Opyr (Blue Feather Books)
* The Mirror and the Mask, by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s/Minotaur)
* Toasted, by Josie Gordon (Bella Books)

Gay Mystery
* All Lost Things, by Josh Aterovis (P.D. Publishing)
* The Killer of Orchids, by Ralph Ashworth (State Street Press)
* Murder in the Garden District, by Greg Herren (Alyson Books)
* Straight Lies, by Rob Byrnes (Kensington Books)
* What We Remember, by Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington Books)

Lesbian Poetry
* Bird Eating Bird, by Kristin Naca (HarperCollins)
* Gospel: Poems, by Samiya Bashir (Red Bone Press)
* Names, by Marilyn Hacker (W.W. Norton)
* Stars of the Night Commute, by Ana Bozicevic (Tarpaulin Sky Press)
* Zero at the Bone, by Stacie Cassarino (New Issues Poetry & Prose)

Gay Poetry
* Breakfast with Thom Gunn, by Randall Mann (University of Chicago Press)
* The Brother Swimming Beneath Me, by Brent Goodman (Black Lawrence Press)
* The First Risk, by Charles Jensen (Lethe Press)
* Sweet Core Orchard, by Benjamin S. Grossberg (University of Tampa Press)
* What the Right Hand Knows, by Tom Healy (Four Way Books)

Lesbian Romance
* It Should Be a Crime, by Carsen Taite (Bold Strokes Books)
* No Rules of Engagement, by Tracey Richardson (Bella Books)
* The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin, by Colette Moody (Bold Strokes Books)
* Stepping Stone, by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)
* Worth Every Step, by KG MacGregor (Bella Books)

Gay Romance
* Drama Queers!, by Frank Anthony Polito (Kensington Books)
* A Keen Edge, by H. Leigh Aubrey (iUniverse)
* The Rest of Our Lives, by Dan Stone (Lethe Press)
* Time After Time, by J.P. Bowie (MLR Press)
* Transgressions, by Erastes (Running Press)

2008 Finalists (winners listed first)

* Our Caribbean edited by Thomas Glave (Duke University Press)
* A Casulty of War: Gay Short Fiction by Peter Burton (Arcadia Books)
* Live Through This edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev (Seven Stories Press)
* Love, West Hollywood edited by Chris Freeman and James J. Berg (Alyson)
* Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing edited by Raphael Kadushin

* Open by Jenny Block (Seal Press)
* Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love & Desire by Lisa M. Diamond
* The Bishop’s Daughter by Honor Moore (W.W. Norton)
* Kinsey Zero Through Sixty: Bisexual Perspectives on Kinsey by Ron Jackson Suresha
* Rimbaud by Edmund White (Atlas & Company)

* Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) by Thea Hillman (Manic D Press)
* 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert & Rex Ray (Seven Stories Press)
* Two Truths and a Lie by Scott Schofield (Homofactus Press)
* Boy with Flowers by Ely Shipley (Barrow Street Press)
* Transgender History by Susan Stryker (Seal Press)

* Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg (Dutton)
* Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel by Christian Burch
* How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan (Knopf Children’s Books)
* Mousetraps by Pat Schmatz (Carolrhoda Books)
* What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson (Random House Children’s Books)
* Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon and Schuster)

* The Second Coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage (Outskirts Press)
* Phi Alpha Gamma by Dan Bernitt (Sawyer House)
* Radical Acts: Collected Political Plays by Martin Duberman (The New Press)
* Two Truths and a Lie by Scott Schofield (Homofactus Press)
* Vile Affections by Vanda (Original Works Publishing)

* Loving The Difficult by Jane Rule (Hedgerow Press)
* Me as Her Again by Nancy Agabian (Aunt Lute Books)
* If I Could Write This in Fire by Michelle Cliff (Univ of Minnesota Press)
* Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America 1861-2003 by William N. Eskridge Jr (Penguin Group)
* Beyond (Straight & Gay) Marriage by Nancy Polikoff (Beacon Press)
* Drifting Toward Love by Kai Wright (Beacon Press)

* Turnskin by Nicole Kimberling (Blind Eye Books)
* The Archer’s Heart by Astrid Amara (Blind Eye Books)
* The Magician and the Fool by Barth Anderson (Bantam Del Rey)
* Wilde Stories 2008 by Steve Berman (Lethe Press)
* Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories by Craig Gidney (Lethe Press)

* Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality by Regina Kunzel
* Tomboys: A Literary & Cultural History by Michelle Ann Abate
* The Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington by Amin Ghaziani
* Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, & the Politics of Progressive Reform by Kevin P. Murphy
* Screening Sex by Linda Williams (Duke University Press)

* The Bruise by Magdalena Zurawski
* Red Audrey & the Roping by Jill Malone (Bywater Books)
* Passing for Black by Linda Villarosa (Kensington)
* Closer to Fine by Meri Weiss (Kensington)
* Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind by Chavisa Woods (Fly by Night Press)

* In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip by Radclyffe and Karin Kallmaker
* Lipstick on Her Collar by Sacchi Green and Rakelle Valencia
* Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures by Lynne Jamneck (Lethe Press)

* Tie: The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
* Tie: All the Pretty Girls by Chandra Mayor (Conundrum Press)
* The Slow Fix by Ivan E. Coyote (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* Map of Ireland by Stephanie Grant (Scribner)
* Breaking Spirit Bridge by Ruth Perkinson (Spinsters Ink)

* Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir by Maureen Seaton (University of Wisconsin Press)
* Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy by Susan Griffin (Shambhala Publications)
* Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) by Thea Hillman (Manic D Press)
* Sex Variant Woman by Joanne Passet (Da Capo)
* Case of a Lifetime by Abbe Smith (Palgrave Macmillan)

* Whacked by Josie Gordon (Bella Books)
* Blind Faith by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall (Bold Strokes Books)
* Sweet Poison by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Press)
* Losers Weepers by Jessica Thomas (Bella Books)
* Calling the Dead by Ali Vali (Bold Strokes Books)

* love belongs to those who do the feeling by Judy Grahn (Red Hen Press )
* Interpretive Work by Elizabeth Bradfield (Arktoi/Red Hen Press)
* Kissing Dead Girls by Daphne Gottlieb (Soft Skull Press)
* Same Life by Maureen N. McLane, Farrar (Straus and Giroux)
* Two Minutes of Light by Nancy K. Pearson (Perugia Press)

* The Kiss That Counted by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)
* Finding Home by Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes Books)
* A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend (Bold Strokes Books)
* Hotel Liaison by JLee Meyer (Bold Strokes Books)
* The Lonely Hearts Club by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)

* Finlater by Shawn Ruff (Quote Editions)
* Shuck by Daniel Allen Cox (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* Light Fell by Evan Fallenberg (Soho Press)
* The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie The Second by Drew Ferguson (Kensington)
* The Steve Machine by Mike Hoolboom (Coach House Books)

* Best Gay Erotica 2009 by Richard Labonte & James Lear (Cleis Press)
* The Secret Tunnel by James Lear (Cleis Press)
* Hard Working Men by William Maltese, Victor J. Banis, Jardonn Smith, & J.P. Bowie (MLR Press)

* We Disappear by Scott Heim (Harper Perennial)
* Stray Dog Winter by David Francis (Macadam/Cage Publishing)
* The Torturer’s Wife by Thomas Glave (City Light Publishers)
* The Conversion by Joseph Olshan (St. Martin’s Press)
* The Boomerang Kid by Jay Quinn (Alyson)

* Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love by Sheila Rowbotham (Verso Books)
* Bringing Him Home by Aaron Cooper (Late August Press)
* Swish by Joel Derfner (Broadway Books)
* Assisted Loving by Bob Morris (Harper)
* King of Shadows by Aaron Shurin (City Lights Publishers)

* First You Fall by Scott Sherman (Alyson Books)
* The Fisher Boy by Stephen Anable (Poisoned Pen Press)
* Sundowner Ubuntu by Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac Press)
* Mahu Fire by Neil Plakcy (Alyson Books)
* Spider Season by John Morgan Wilson (St. Martin’s Press)

* Tie: Fire to Fire by Mark Doty (Harper)
* Tie: Now You’re the Enemy by James Allen Hall (Univ. of Arkansas Press)
* Want by Rick Barot (Sarabande Press)
* Please by Jericho Brown (New Issues)
* My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer by Jack Spicer, edited by Peter Gizzi & Kevin Killian (Wesleyan University Press)

* Got ’til it’s Gone by Larry Duplechan (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* Mexican Heat by Laura Baumbach & Josh Lanyon (MLR Press)
* The Protector by N.L. Gassert (Seventh Window Publications)

2007 Finalists (Winners listed first)
LGBT Anthology
* First Person Queer, edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel
* Juicy Mother 2, Jennifer Camper (Manic D Press)
* Vital Signs, Richard Canning (Carroll & Graf)
* Men of Mystery: Homoerotic Tales of Intrigue and Suspense, Sean Meriwether & Greg Wharton
* Baby Remember My Name, Michelle Tea (Carroll & Graf)

* Split Screen, Brent Hartinger (Harper Collins Children’s Books)
* Look Both Ways, Jennifer Baumgardner (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
* Becoming Visible, Beth Firestein, Ed., (Columbia University Press)
* The Tourists, Jeff Hobbs (Simon & Schuster)
* Stray, Sheri Joseph (MacAdam/Cage)

* Transparent, Cris Beam (Harcourt)
* Male Bodies, Women’s Souls, LeeRay M. Costa, PhD, (Haworth)
* The Marrow’s Telling, Eli Clare (Homofactus Press)
* What Becomes You, Aaron Raz Link & Hilda Raz (University of Nebraska Press)
* Nobody Passes, Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Seal Press)

* Hero, Perry Moore (Hyperion)
* Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Peter Cameron
* Saints of Augustine, P.E. Ryan (HarperTeen)
* Freak Show, James St. James (Dutton Children’s/Penguin)
* Parrotfish, Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster)

* Return to the Caffe Cino, edited by Steve Susoyev and
George Birimisa (Moving Finger Press)
* Dose: Plays & Monologues, Dan Bernitt (Sawyer House)
* Niagara Falls, Victor Bumbalo (Broadway Play Publishing)

* Gay Artists in Modern American Culture, Michael S. Sherry
* Between Women, Sharon Marcus (Princeton University Press)
* Pink Harvest, Toni Mirosevich (Mid-List Press)
* Other Men’s Sons, Michael Rowe (Cormorant Books)
* Imagining Transgender, David Valentine (Duke University Press)

* The Dust of Wonderland, Lee Thomas (Alyson Books)
* Wicked Gentlemen, Ginn Hale (Blind Eye Books)
* A Companion to Wolves, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (Tor Books)
* Spaceman Blues: A Love Song, Brian Francis Slattery (Tor Books)
* Ha’penny, Jo Walton (Tor Books)

* Between Women, Sharon Marcus (Princeton University Press)
* Writing Desire, Bertram Cohler (University of Wisconsin Press)
* The First Man-Made Man, Pagan Kennedy (Bloomsbury)
* Caribbean Pleasure Industry, Mark Padilla (University of Chicago Press)
* Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, & the Black American Intellectual, Robert Reid-Pharr

* Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking, Aoibheann Sweeney
* Lockjaw, Holly Farris (Gival Press)
* Dahlia Season, Myriam Gurba (Manic D Press)
* Breathing Underwater, Lu Vickers (Alyson Books)
* O Street, Corrina Wycoff (OV Books)

See LGBT Erotica

* The IHOP Papers, Ali Liebegott (Carroll & Graf)
* Biting the Apple, Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Carroll & Graf)
* Greetings from Jamaica, Mari San Giovanni (Bywater Books)
* The Child, Sarah Schulman (Carroll & Graf)
* The Kind of Girl I Am, Julia Watts (Spinsters Ink)
* The Mandrake Broom, Jess Wells (Firebrand Books)

* And Now We Are Going to Have a Party, Nicola Griffith (Payseur & Schmidt)
* Comfort Food for Breakups, Marusya Bocurkiuw (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* An Army of Ex-Lovers, Amy Hoffman (University of Massachusetts Press)
* Two Lives: Gertrude & Alice, Janet Malcolm (Yale University Press)
* Waiting for the Call, Jacqueline Taylor (University of Michigan Press)

* Wall of Silence, Gabrielle Goldsby (Bold Strokes Books)
* Mortal Groove, Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Press)
* In the Name of the Father, Gerri Hill (Bella Books)
* Selective Memory, Jennifer L. Jordan (Spinsters Ink)
* Laura’s War, Ursula Steck (Bella Books)

See LGBT Poetry

* Out of Love, K. G. MacGregor (Bella Books)
* Sheridan’s Fate, Gun Brooke (Bold Strokes Books)
* The Road Home, Frankie J. Jones (Bella Books)
* For Now, for Always, Marianne K. Martin (Bywater Books)
* When Dreams Tremble, Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)

* A Push and a Shove, Christopher Kelly (Alyson Books)
* Tales from the Town of Widows, James Canon (Harpercollins)
* That Was Then, Michael Quadland (Red Hen Press)
* SoMa, Kemble Scott (Kensington)
* Freak Show, James St. James (Dutton Children’s/Penguin)

See LGBT Erotica

* Call Me By Your Name, Andre Aciman (Farrar Straus Giroux)
* First Person Plural, Andrew W.M. Beierle (Kensington)
* Dark Reflections, Samuel R. Delany (Carroll & Graf)
* Fellow Travelers, Thomas Mallon (Pantheon)
* The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue, Manuel Munoz (Algonquin)

* Mississippi Sissy, Kevin Sessums (St. Martin’s Press)
* Forgiving Troy, Thom Bierdz (Hudson House)
* Dog Years, Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
* The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein, Martin Duberman (Knopf)
* The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory, Kenny Fries
* What Becomes You, Aaron Raz Link & Hilda Raz (University of Nebraska Press)

* Murder in the Rue Chartres, Greg Herren (Alyson Books)
* Double Abduction, Chris Beakey (J. Boylston/ ibooks, Inc.)
* Stain of the Berry, Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac Press)
* Pierce, Roberto Ferrari (Haworth)
* Mahu Surfer, Neil Plakcy (Alyson Books)
* Drag Queen in the Court of Death, Caro Soles (Haworth)

See LGBT Poetry

* Changing Tides, Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington)
* A Secret Edge, Robin Reardon (Kensington)
* Right Side of the Wrong Bed, Frederick Smith (Kensington)
* Broadway Nights, Seth Rudetsky (Alyson Books)
* A Few Hints and Clews, Robert Taylor (Haworth)

* The View From Here, Matthew Hays (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* Media Queered, Kevin Barnhurst (Peter Lang Publishing)
* Art That Dares, Kittredge Cherry (AndroGyne Press)
* Feeling Backward, Heather Love (Harvard University Press)
* Other Men’s Sons, Michael Rowe (Cormorant Books)

* Homosex: 60 Years of Gay Erotica, Simon Sheppard (Running Press)
* The Golden Age of Lesbian Erotica, Victoria Brownworth & Judith M. Redding
* Red Light, J. D. Glass (Bold Strokes Books)
* Ardennian Boy, William Maltese & Wayne Gunn (MLR Press)
* The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica, Lawrence Schimel (Carrol & Graf)
* Every Dark Desire, Fiona Zedde (Kensington)

* The After-Death Room by Michael McColly (Soft Skull Press)
* Sex & the Sacred by Daniel Helminiak (Harrington Park Press)
* Spirited edited by Lisa Moore & G. Winston James (Redbone Press)
* The Singing of Swans by Mary Saracino (Pearlsong Press )
* Mobius Trip by Giti Thadani (Spinifex Press)

* Blackbird and Wolf, Henri Cole (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
* A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering, Dawn Lundy Martin
* Otherwise Obedient, Carol Potter (Red Hen Press)
* Fata Morgana, Reginald Shepherd (University of Pittsburgh)
* The Second Person, C. Dale Young (Four Way Books)
* Human Resources, Rachel Zolf (Coach House Books)

2006 Finalists (Winners listed first)

LGBT Anthology
* Love, Bourbon Street, edited by Greg Herren & Paul J. Willis (Alyson)
* Confessions of the Other Mother, edited by Harlyn Aizley (Beacon)
* From Boys to Men, edited by Ted Gideonse & Rob Williams (Carroll & Graf)
* Charmed Lives, edited by Toby Johnson & Steve Berman (White Crane Books)
* No Margins: Writing Canadian Fiction in Lesbian, edited by Catherine Lake & Nairne Holtz (Insomniac)

* The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe, Michael Szymanski & Nicole Kristal (Alyson)
* Eros by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio (Harrington Park Press)
* Affirmative Psychotherapy with Bisexual Women & Bisexual Men by Ronald C. Fox (Harrington Park Press)
* Three Sides to Every Story by Clarence Nero (Harlem Moon/Broadway)
* Bi Guys, edited by Ron Jackson Suresha (Harrington Park Press)
* Bi Men, edited by Ron Jackson Suresha & Pete Chvany (Harrington Park Press)

* The Transgender Studies Reader edited by Susan Stryker & Stephen Whittle (Routledge)
* Transgender Rights edited by Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter
* Drag King Dreams by Leslie Feinberg (Carroll & Graf)
* Supervillainz by Alicia E. Goranson (Suspect Thoughts)
* The Testosterone Files by Max Wolf Valerio (Seal Press)

* The Full Spectrum, edited by David Levithan & Billy Merrell (Random House Childrens Books)
* Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown)
* The Manny Files by Christian Burch (Simon & Schuster)
* Tale of Two Summers by Brian Sloan (Simon & Schuster)
* Erik and Isabelle’s Junior Year at Foresthill High by Kim Wallace (Foglight Press)

* 1001 Beds by Tim Miller (University of Wisconsin)
* Questa by Victor Bumbalo (Broadway Publishing Inc.)
* Confessions of a Mormon Boy by Steven Fales (Alyson)

* GAY L.A. by Lillian Faderman & Stuart Timmons (Basic Books)
* Different Daughters by Marcia Gallo (Carroll & Graf)
* Hello, Cruel World by Kate Bornstein (Seven Stories)
* Behind the Mask of the Mattachine by James T. Sears (Harrington Park Press)
* Unspeakable Love by Brian Whitaker (University of California)

* Izzy and Eve by Neal Drinnan (Green Candy Press)
* Carnival by Elizabeth Bear (Bantam Spectra)
* Mordred, Bastard Son by Douglas Clegg (Alyson)
* A Strong and Sudden Thaw by R.W. Day (Iris Print)
* Spin Control by Chris Moriarty (Bantam Spectra)

* Their Own Receive Them Not by Horace Griffin (Pilgrim Press)
* Every Inch A Man: Phallic Possession, etc. by Carellin Brooks (UBC Press)
* Gay Power: An American Revolution by David Eisenbach (Carroll & Graf)
* Crip Theory by Robert McRuer (NYU Press)
* Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame by Kathryn Stockton (Duke University Press)

* The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery (Riverhead)
* Black Marks by Kirsten Dinnall Hoyte (Akashic)
* Erzulie’s Skirt by Ana-Maurine Lara (Redbone Press)
* Slipstream by Leslie Larson (Crown)
* Origami Striptease by Peggy Munson (Suspect Thoughts)

* Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown (Q-Boro Books)
* Glamour Girls edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Harrington Park Press)
* 18th and Castro by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)
* Master Han’s Daughter by Midori (Circlet Press)
* Best Lesbian Erotica 2007 edited by Tristan Taormino & Emma Donoghue (Cleis Press)

* The Night Watch by Sarah Waters (Riverhead Books)
* Punk Like Me by JD Glass (Bold Strokes)
* Slipstream by Leslie Larson (Crown)
* Outrageous by Sheila Ortiz Taylor (Spinsters Ink)
* Rose of No Man’s Land by Michelle Tea (Macadam Cage)

* Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
* Intimate Politics by Bettina Aptheker (Seal Press)
* Queen of the Oddballs by Hilary Carlip (Harper Paperbacks)
* Hit by a Farm by Catherine Friend (Marlowe & Co.)
* Incognito Street by Barbara Sjoholm (Seal Press)

* The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King (Bantam)
* Sleep of Reason by Rose Beecham, Rose (Bold Strokes)
* Night Vision by Ellen Hart (St. Martins)
* Idaho Code by Joan Opyr (Bywater Books)
* The Weekend Visitor by Jessica Thomas (Bella Books)

* Lemon Hound by Sina Queyras (Coach House Books)
* Domain of Perfect Affection by Robin Becker (University of Pittsburgh)
* Days of Good Looks by Cheryl Clarke (Carroll & Graf)
* The Truant Lover by Juliet Patterson (Nightboat Books)
* Touch to Affliction by Nathalie Stephens (Coach House Books)

* Fresh Tracks by Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes)
* Wild Abandon by Ronica Black (Bold Strokes)
* Finders Keepers by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)
* Chance by Grace Lennox (Bold Strokes)
* Turn Back Time by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)

* Suspension by Robert Westfield (Harper Perennial)
* A Scarecrow’s Bible by Martin Hyatt (Suspect Thoughts)
* The Zookeeper by Alex MacLennan (Alyson)
* Send Me by Patrick Ryan (Dial Press)
* 5 Minutes & 42 Seconds by Timothy Williams (Amistad)

* A History of Barbed Wire by Jeff Mann (Suspect Thoughts)
* Best Gay Erotica 2007 edited by Richard Labonte & Timothy J. Lambert (Cleis Press)
* Hot On His Trail by Zavo (Alyson)

* Suspension by Robert Westfield (Harper Perennial)
* Every Visible Thing by Lisa Carey (William Morrow)
* Izzy and Eve by Neal Drinnan (Green Candy Press)
* Alternatives to Sex by Stephen McCauley (Simon & Schuster)
* Now Is the Hour by Tom Spanbauer (Houghton Mifflin)

* The Bill From My Father by Bernard Cooper (Simon & Schuster)
* Untold Stories by Alan Bennett (FSG)
* Tweaked by Patrick Moore (Kensington)
* History of Swimming by Kim Powers (Carroll & Graf)
* My Father’s Keeper by Jonathan Silin (Beacon)

* The Lucky Elephant Restaurant by Garry Ryan (NeWest Press)
* Mardi Gras Mambo by Greg Herren (Kensington)
* The Hell You Say by Josh Lanyon (I-Universe)
* The Back Passage by James Lear (Cleis Press)
* Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues by Randall Peffer (Bleak House Books)

* A History of My Tattoo by Jim Elledge (Stonewall)
* Gutted by Justin Chin (Manic D Press)
* The Album That Changed My Life by Jeffrey Conway (Cold Calm Press)
* Other Fugitives & Other Strangers by Rigoberto Gonzalez (Tupelo Press)
* When the Eye Forms by Dwaine Rieves (Tupelo Press)

* When the Stars Come Out by Rob Byrnes (Kensington)
* Someone Like You by Timothy James Beck (Kensington)
* Two Boys in Love by Lawrence Schimel (Seventh Window)
* Surf ‘N Turf by Scott & Scott (Romentics)
* Going Down in La-La Land by Andy Zeffer (Harrington Park Press)

* GAY L.A. by Lillian Faderman & Stuart Timmons (Basic Books)
* Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)
* Cinemachismo by Sergio de la Mora (University of Texas Press)
* Sex Objects by Jennifer Doyle (University of Minnesota Press)
* Blood Beats: Vol 1 by Ernest Hardy (Redbone Press)

* My Lucky Star by Joe Keenan
* Queen of the Oddballs by Hilary Carlip (Harper Paperbacks)
* Roy and Al by Ralf Konig (Arsenal Pulp Press)

* The After-Death Room by Michael McColly (Soft Skull Press)
* Sex & the Sacred by Daniel Helminiak (Harrington Park Press)
* Spirited edited by Lisa Moore & G. Winston James (Redbone Press)
* The Singing of Swans by Mary Saracino (Pearlsong Press )
* Mobius Trip by Giti Thadani (Spinifex Press)

2005 Finalists (Winners listed first)

* Freedom in this Village: 25 Years of Black, Gay Men’s Writing edited by E. Lynn Harris (Carroll & Graf)
* Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, & Sluts edited by Anna Camilleri (Arsenal Pulp)
* Lesbian Pulp Fiction edited by Katherine Forrest (Cleis)
* Everything I Have is Blue: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men edited by Wendell Ricketts (Suspect Thoughts)
* Bullets and Butterflies: Queer Spoken Word Poetry edited by Emanuel Xavier (Suspect Thoughts)

Belles Lettres
* The Tricky Part by Martin Moran (Beacon)
* Quicksands: A Memoir by Sybille Bedford (Counterpoint)
* Tab Hunter Confidential by Tab Hunter, with Eddie Muller (Algonquin)
* My One Night Stand with Cancer by Tania Katan (Alyson)
* When I Knew edited by Robert Trachtenberg, illustrated by Tom Bachtell (Regan)

* February House by Sherrill Tippins (Houghton Mifflin)
* The Fabulous Sylvester by Joshua Gamson (Henry Holt)
* Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted: The Life of Brion Gysin by John Geiger (The Disinformation Company)
* Beyond Recall by Mary Meigs and Lise Weil (Talonbooks)
* Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho, & Art by Diana Souhami (St. Martin’s)

Children’s/Young Adult
* Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai (Tundra)
* Antonio’s Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto Gonzalez (Children’s Book)
* Totally Joe by James Howe (Simon & Schuster)
* And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson (Simon & Schuster)
* Rainbow Road by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)

* Stolen Moments: Erotic Interludes 2 edited by Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)
* Best Gay Erotica 2006 edited by Matt Bernstein Sycamore and Richard Labonte (Cleis)
* Best Lesbian Erotica 2006 edited by Eileen Myles and Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
* Rode Hard But Away Wet: Lesbian Cowboy Erotica edited by Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia (Suspect Thoughts)
* Close Contact by Sean Wolfe (Kensington)

Gay Men’s Debut Fiction
* You Are Not the One by Vestal McIntyre (Carroll & Graf)
* Setting the Lawn on Fire by Mack Friedman (Wisconsin)
* Mother of Sorrows by Richard McCann (Pantheon)
* The First Verse by Barry McCrea (Carroll & Graf)
* Bilal’s Bread by Sulyman X (Alyson)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* The Sluts by Dennis Cooper (Carroll & Graf)
* German Officer’s Boy by Harlan Greene (Wisconsin)
* Faith for Beginners by Aaron Hamburger (Random House)
* What We Do is Secret by Kief Hillsbery (Villard)
* Acqua Calda by Keith McDermott (Carroll & Graf)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* One of These Things is Not Like the Other by D. Travers Scott (Suspect Thoughts)
* The Actor’s Guide to Greed by Rick Copp (Kensington)
* The Paper Mirror by Dorien Grey (GLB)
* White Tiger by Michael Allen Dymmoch (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
* Cajun Snuff by W. Randy Haynes (Publish America)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* Crush by Richard Siken (Yale)
* School of the Arts by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
* For Dust Thou Art by Timothy Lui (Southern Illinois)
* Sugar by Martin Pousson (Suspect Thoughts)
* Blue on Blue Ground by Aaron Smith (Pittsburgh)

* Don’t Get too Comfortable by David Rakoff (Doubleday)
* Invasion of Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Alyson)
* Juicy Mother by Jennifer Camper (Soft Skull)
* What the L ? by Kate Clinton (Carroll & Graf)
* Revenge of the Paste Eaters by Cheryl Peck (5 Spot, Warner)

Lesbian Debut Fiction
* The Beautifully Worthless by Ali Leibegott (Suspect Thoughts)
* Crashing America by Katia Noyes (Alyson)
* Manstealing for Fat Girls by Michelle Embree (Soft Skull)
* In Too Deep by Ronica Black (Bold Strokes)
* Bliss by Fiona Zedde (Kensington)

Lesbian Fiction
* Babyji by Abha Dawesar (Anchor)
* Wild Dogs by Helen Humphrys (W. W. Norton)
* With or Without You by Lauren Sanders (Akashic)
* Five Books of Moses Lapinsky by Karen Tulchinsky (Raincoast)
* Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson (Harcourt)

Lesbian Mystery
* Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders by Alicia Gaspar De Alba (Arte Publico)
* Women of Mystery edited by Katherine Forrest (Haworth)
* The Iron Girl by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
* Darkness Descending by Penny Mickelbury (Kings Crossing)
* Justice Served by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)

Lesbian Poetry
* Directed by Desire: Collected Poems by June Jordan (Copper Canyon)
* Where the Apple Falls by Samiya Bashir (RedBone)
* Life Mask by Jackie Kay (Bloodaxe)
* New and Selected Poems, Volume II by Mary Oliver (Beacon)
* Eye of Water by Amber Flora Thomas (Pittsburgh)

LGBT Studies
* When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David by Susan Ackerman (Columbia)
* Zest for Life: Lesbians’ Experience of Menopause by Jennifer Kelly (Spinifex)
* Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch by Dwight A. McBride (NYU)
* Lesbian Communities Festivals, Rvs And the Internet edited by Esther D. Rothblum and Penny Sablove (Harrington Park)
* Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West by Ruth Vanita (Palgrave Macmillan)

* Words to Our Now by Thomas Glave (Minnesota)
* Gore Vidal’s America by Dennis Altman (Polity)
* Beyond the Down Low by Keith Boykin (Carroll & Graf)
* Raising Boys without Men by Peggy Drexler (Rodale)
* Women Together/Women Apart by Tirza True Latimer (Rutgers)

* Distant Shores, Silent Thunder by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes)
* Artist’s Dream by Gerri Hill (Bella)
* Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
* The Price of Temptation by M. J. Pearson (Seventh Window)
* Walt Loves the Bearcat by Randy Boyd (West Beach)

* Daughters of an Emerald Dusk by Katherine V. Forrest (Alyson)
* Fledgling by Octavia Butler (Seven Stories)
* Shapers of Darkness by David B. Coe (Tor)
* Temple Landfall by Jane Fletcher (Bold Strokes)
* No Sister of Mine by Jeanne G’Fellers (Bella)

* Qu(e)erying Evangelism by Cheri DiNovo (Pilgrim)
* The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades by Munya Andrews (Spinifex)
* The Path of the Green Man by Michael Thomas Ford (Citadel)
* I Am This One Walking Beside Me by Daniel Gebhardt (Pilgrim)
* Fumbling Toward Divinity by Craig Hickman (Annabessacook Farm)

* Choir Boy by Charlie Anders (Soft Skull)
* In a Queer Time and Place by Judith Halberstam (NYU)
* Deliver Me from Nowhere by Tennessee Jones (Soft Skull)
* Just Add Hormones by Matt Kailey (Beacon)
* The Riddle of Gender by Deborah Rudacille (Pantheon)

2004 Finalists (Winners listed first)

* Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction edited by Donald Weise (Carroll & Graf)
* Best Lesbian Love Stories 2004 edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
* Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person edited by Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea
* Serendipity: The Gay Times Book of New Stories edited by Peter Burton
* The Milk of Human Kindness edited by Lori L. Lake (Regal Crest)

* I Do/I Don’t: Queers on Marriage edited by Greg Wharton and Ian Philips
* Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative edited by Mary Burger, Robert Gluck, Camille Roy, and Gail Scott
* Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
* That’s Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation edited by Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore
* Wonderlands edited by Raphael Kadushin (University of Wisconsin)

* Name All the Animals by Alison Smith (Scribner)
* Blue Days, Black Nights by Ron Nyswaner (Advocate)
* Long Life by Mary Oliver (Da Capo)
* Rent Girl by Michelle Tea (Last Gasp)
* The Tomcat Chronicles by Jack Nichols (Harrington Park)

* Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux (W.W. Norton)
* Alice Walker: A Life by Evelyn C. White (W.W. Norton)
* Both: A Portrait in Two Parts by Douglas Crase (Pantheon)
* Jerome Robbins by Deborah Jowitt (Simon & Schuster)
* Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology by John F. Galliher, Wayne H. Brekhus, and David P. Keys

* So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
* Luna by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
* Orphea Proud by Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Delacorte)
* Rosemary and Juliet by Judy MacLean (Alice Street Editions)
* The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

* I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright (Faber and Faber)
* Fabulous! by Donald Reuter (Broadway)
* How to Make Dances in an Epidemic by David Gere (University of Wisconsin)
* love conjure/blues by Sharon Bridgeforth (RedBone)
* The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance and Musical Theater edited by Claude J. Summers

* Best Gay Erotica 2005 edited by Richard Labonte (Cleis)
* All the Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
* Best Lesbian Erotica 2005 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
* Once Upon a Dyke by Karin Kallmaker, Therese Syzmanski, Julia Watts, and Barbara Johnson
* Up All Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sex by Rachel Kramer Bussel and Stacy M. Bias

* Clay’s Way by Blair Mastbaum (Alyson)
* A Son Called Gabriel by Damian McNicholl (CDS)
* Half-Life by Aaron Krach (Alyson)
* How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater by Mar Acito
* World Famous Love Acts by Brian Leung (Sarabande)

* The Master by Colm Toibin (Scribner)
* Collage by Ted Wojtasik (Livingston)
* The Disinherited by Han Ong (FS&G)
* The Haunted Hillbilly by Derek McCormack (Soft Skull)
* The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (Bloomsbury)

* Written in Water by Luis Cernuda (City Lights)
* Cocktails by D.A. Powell (Graywolf)
* nothin’ ugly fly by Marvin K. White (RedBone)
* The Rest of Love by Carl Phillips (FS&G)
* Voluntary Servitude by Mark Wunderlich (Graywolf)

* Flight of Aquavit by Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac)
* Jackson Square Jazz by Greg Herren (Kensington)
* Moth and Flame by John Morgan Wilson (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
* Someone You Know by Gary Zebrun (Alyson)
* The Role Players by Dorien Grey (GLB)

* Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (Little, Brown)
* Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck (Warner)
* Kyle’s Bed & Breakfast by Greg Fox (Kenisington)
* Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs (St. Martin’s)
* Alexander the Fabulous by Michael Alvear and Vicky A. Shecter (Advocate)

* Crybaby Butch by Judith Frank (Firebrand)
* Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion (Alyson)
* Dish It Up, Baby! by Kristie Helms (Firebrand)
* Fire and Brimstone by Laurinda D. Brown (Strebor)
* Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey by Bridget Bufford (Alice Street)

* A Seahorse Year by Stacey D’Erasmo (Houghton Mifflin)
* Abundant Light by Valerie Miner (Michigan State University)
* Life Mask by Emma Donoghue (Harcourt)
* Skels by Maggie Dubris (Soft Skull)
* Venus of Chalk by Susan Stinson (Firebrand)

* Sweet to Burn by Beverly Burch (Gival)
* Antidotes for an Alibi by Amy King (BlazeVox)
* Femme’s Dictionary by Carol Guess (Calyx)
* The School Among the Ruins by Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton)
* Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver (Beacon)

* Hancock Park by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley Prime Crime)
* An Intimate Ghost by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
* Commitment to Die by Jennifer Jordan (Bean Pole)
* Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion (Alyson)
* The Wombat Strategy by Claire McNab (Alyson)

* For the Love of Women: Gender, Identity and Same-Sex Relations in a Greek Provincial Town by Elisabeth Kirtsoglou
* All-Night Party by Andrea Barnet (Algonquin)
* A Passion to Preserve by Will Fellows (University of Wisconsin)
* Families Like Mine by Abigail Garner (HarperCollins)
* Why Marriage Matters by Evan Wolfson (Simon & Schuster)

* At Ease: Navy Men of World War II by Evan Bachner (Harry Abrams)
* Lust Unearthed by Thomas Waugh (Arsenal Pulp)
* The Queer Movie Poster Book by Jenni Olson (Chronicle)
* Rent Girl by Michelle Tea, illustrated by Laurenn McCubbin (Last Gasp)
* The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts edited by Claude J. Summers (Cleis)

* Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger (HarperCollins)
* All the Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
* Confessions of a Casanova by Chris Kenry (Kensington)
* Gulf Breeze by Gerri Hill (Bella)
* Under the Witness Tree by Marianne Martin (Bywater)

* Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love by Will Roscoe
* Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions by Randy Conner and David Hatfield Sparks
* Same-Sex Marriage: A Christian Ethical Analysis by Marvin M. Ellison (Pilgrim)
* Sanctity and Male Desire by Donald L. Boisvert (Pilgrim)
* Wrestling with God & Men by Rabbi Steven Greenberg (University of Wisconsin)

* The Ordinary by Jim Grimsley (Tor)
* Firelands by Michael Jensen (Alyson)
* Shadows of the Night: Queer Tales of the Uncanny and Unusual edited by Greg Herren (Southern Tier)
* The Wizard of Isis by Jean Stewart (Bella)
* With Her Body by Nicola Griffith (Aqueduct)

* The Gender Frontier by Mariette Pathy Allen (Kehrer Verlag)
* Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green (Vanderbilt University)
* From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond edited by Morty Diamond (Manic D)
* Luna by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
* My Husband Betty: Love, Sex and Life with a Crossdresser by Helen Boyd (Thunder’s Mouth)

* Suspect Thoughts Press
* Bella Books

2003 Finalists (winners listed first)
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2002 Finalists (winners listed first)

* Black Like Us edited by Devon Carbado, Dwight McBride and Done Weise (Cleis)
* Bend Sinister – The Gay Times Book of Disturbing Stories edited by Peter Burton
* Queer Fear II edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp)
* Rebel Yell 2 edited by Jay Quinn (Southern Tier/Harrington Park)
* Summer Share by Chris Kenry, William J. Mann, Andy Schell and Ben Tyler

* The Man I Might Become edited by Bruce Shenitz (Marlowe & Company)
* Found Tribe edited by Lawrence Schimel (Sherman Asher)
* From ACT UP to the WTO edited by Benjamin Shepard and Ronald Hayduk (Verso)
* GenderQueer edited by Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins and Claire Howell (Alyson)
* This Bridge We Call Home edited by Analouise Keating and Gloria Anzaldua

* Surviving Madness by Betty Berzon (University of Wisconsin)
* Famous Builder by Paul Lisicky (Graywolf)
* Insurgent Muse by Terry Wolverton (City Lights)
* The Chelsea Whistle by Michelle Tea (Seal)
* Wild Animals I Have Known by Kevin Bentley (Green Candy)

* Ridiculous! by David Kaufman (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
* Gay Revel of the Harlem Renaissance edited by Thomas Wirth (Duke University)
* Glenway Wescott Personally by Jerry Rosco (University of Wisconsin)
* Rare and Commonplace Flowers by Carmen L. Oliveira (Rutgers University)
* Wild Heart by Suzanne Rodriguez (Ecco)

Bridge Builder Award
* Betty DeGeneres, author of Love, Ellen and Just a Mom

Children’s/Young Adult
* Letters in the Attic by Bonnie Shimko (Academy Chicago Press)
* Felicia’s Favorite Story by Leslea Newman (Two Lives Publishing)
* King and King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland (Tricycle)
* Lovers’ Legends: The Gay Greek Myths by Andrew Calimach (Haiduk)
* The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein (Simon & Schuster)

Editor’s Choice
* The World Turned by John D’Emilio (Duke University)

* Best Lesbian Erotica 2003 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
* Bedroom Eyes edited by Leslea Newman (Alyson)
* Best Gay Erotica 2003 edited by Richard Labonte (Cleis)
* Cocksure by Bob Vickery (Alyson)
* The Sperm Engine by Stephen Greco (Green Candy)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill (Scribner)
* Avoidance by Michael Lowenthal (Graywolf)
* Boulevard by Jim Grimsley (Alogonquin)
* Letters to Montgomery Clift by Noel Alumit (MacAdam/Cage)
* The Martian Child by David Gerrold (Forge)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice (Miramax)
* Hot Spot by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
* Murder in the Rue Dauphine by Greg Herren (Alyson)
* The Hired Man by Dorien Grey (GLB)
* The Lodger by Drew Gummerson (GMP)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* Hazmat by J.D. McClatchy (Alfred A. Knopf)
* The Christmas Poems by Krandall Kraus (AttaGirl)
* Landscape with Human Figure by Rafael Campo (Duke University)
* Ten Tongues by Reginald Harris (Three Conditions)
* Theory of Devolution by David Groff (University of Illinois)

* Skipping Toward Gomorrah by Dan Savage (Dutton)
* Gaydar by Donald F. Reuter (Crown)
* Is It a Date or Just Coffee? by Mo Brownsey (Alyson)
* Screening Party by Dennis Hensley (Alyson)
* The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan

Lesbian Fiction
* Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
* Lucky in the Corner by Carol Anshaw (Houghton Mifflin)
* Godspeed by Lynn Breedlove (St. Martin’s)
* Stay by Nicola Griffith (Doubleday)
* This Place Called Absence by Lydia Kwa (Kensington)

Lesbian Mystery
* Good Bad Woman by Elizabeth Woodcraft (Kensington)
* Accidental Murder by Claire McNab (Bella)
* Death by Prophecy by Lauren Maddison (Alyson)
* Immaculate Midnight by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
* The Weeping Buddha by Heather Dune Macadam (Akashic)

Lesbian Poetry
* Mules of Love by Ellen Bass (BOA Editions)
* Body Language by C.C. Carter (Kings Crossing)
* Passing by Eloise Klein Healy (Red Hen)
* Red by Melanie Braverman (Perugia)
* Unraveling at the Name by Jenny Factor (Copper Canyon)

LGBT Studies
* Sex-Crime Panic by Neil Miller (Alyson)
* From Identity to Politics by Craig Rimmerman (Temple University)
* Love in a Dark Time by Colm Toibin (Scribner)
* Queering India edited by Ruth Vanita (Routledge)
* Soul Beneath the Skin by David Nimmons (St. Martin’s)

Pioneer Award
* Barbara Grier, Naiad Press
* Judy Shepard, The Matthew Shepard Foundation

* The Winter of Our Discoteque by Andrew W.M. Beierle (Kensington)
* Boyfriend Material by Jon Jeffrey (Kensington)
* Different People by Orland Outland (Alyson)
* Nora and Liz by Nancy Garden (Bella)
* She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not by Leslea Newman (Alyson)

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
* Queer Fear II edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp)
* Daughters of an Amber Noon by Katherine V. Forrest (Alyson)
* Seeds of Fire by Karin Kallmaker writing as Laura Adams (Bella)
* The Devil Inside by Randy Boyd (West Beach)
* Wired Hard 3 edited by Cecilia Tan (Circlet)

Small Press
* Kings Crossing Publishing, Robin G. White, Sha Mendon

* Courage to Love by Geoffrey Duncan (Pilgrim)
* Found Tribe edited by Lawrence Schimel (Sherman Asher)
* Lovers’ Legends: The Gay Greek Myths by Andrew Calimach (Haiduk)
* Queer Jews edited by David Scneer and Caryn Aviv (Routledge)
* Queering Christ by Robert E. Goss (Pilgrim)

* Dress Codes by Noelle Howey (Picador)
* Brazen Femme edited by Chloe Brushwood Rose and Anna Camilleri (Arsenal Pulp)
* GenderQueer edited by Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins and Claire Howell (Alyson)
* Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (FS&G)
* Some of the Parts by T Cooper (Akashic)

Visual Arts
* A Hidden Love by Dominique Fernandez (Prestel)
* On the Couch – Volume One by Tom Bianchi (Bruno Gmunder Verlag)
* Out/Lines by Thomas Waugh (Arsenal Pulp)
* Outlaw Representation by Richard Meyer (Oxford University)
* Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude by Justin Spring (Universe)

2001 Finalists (Winners listed first)

* Diva Book of Short Stories edited by Helen Sandler (Millivres)
* Reading the Landscape: Horror edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel
* Love Shook My Heart 2 edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
* Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors edited by Jay Quinn
* Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America edited by Quang Bao, Hanya Yanagihara, and Timothy Lui

* The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality In Black Communities edited by Constantine-Simms
* His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress: Lesbian Writers on Their Fathers edited by Catherine Reid and Holly K. Iglesias
* In a Queer Country edited by Terry Goldie
* Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation edited by Rebecca Alpert, Sue Levi Elwell, and Shirley Idelson
* Out in the Castro edited by Winston Leyland (Leyland)

* Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon (Scribner)
* Gaslight by Carol Guess (Odd Girls)
* How I Learned to Snap by Kirk Read (Hill Street)
* Monster: Adventures in American Machismo by Brian Bouldrey (Council Oaks)
* Outbound by William Storandt (University of Wisconsin)

* The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin by Barry Werth (Doubleday)
* Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson by Alison Lurie
* The Masks of Mary Renault by Caroline Zilboorg (University of Missouri)
* The Sappho Companion edited by Margaret Reynolds (St. Martin’s)
* Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Mitford

Children’s/Young Adult
* Finding H.F. by Julia Watts (Alyson)
* Empress of the World by Sara Ryan (Viking)
* Love Rules by Marilyn Reynolds (Morning Glory)
* Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)
* Spot by Todd Tuttle (Window)

* See Dick Deconstruct: Literotica for the Satirically Bent by Ian Philips
* Dirty Words by M. Christian (Alyson)
* His Tongue by Lawrence Schimel (North Atlantic)
* Hot & Bothered 3 by Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp)
* Tough Girls: Down and Dirty Dyke Erotica by Lori Selke (Black)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* The Practical Heart by Allan Gurganus (Knopf)
* The Heart is Deceitful in all Things by JT LeRoy (Bloomsbury)
* In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer (Grove)
* The Marble Quilt by David Leavitt (Houghton Mifflin)
* The Rose City by David Ebershoff (Viking)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* Rag and Bone by Michael Nava (G.P. Putnam)
* Boy Toy by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
* The Butcher’s Son by Dorien Grey (GLB)
* Making a Killing by Warren Dunford (Alyson)
* Sex and Murder.Com by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* Source by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
* Before Time Could Change Them by Constantine Cavafy (Harcourt Brace)
* Harmless Medicine by Justin Chin (Manic D)
* Hard Evidence by Timothy Liu (Talisman House)
* Love Speaks Its Name by J.D. McClatchy (Knopf)

GLBT Studies
* Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court by Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price (Basic)
* All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America by Suzanna Danuta Walters
* Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 by William J. Mann
* The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s edited by Ricardo J. Brown and William Reichard
* Lesbian Empire: Radical Crosswriting in the Twenties by Gay Wachman

* Fraud by David Rakoff (Doubleday)
* Drama Queen by Patrick Price (St. Martin’s)
* Hoochie Mama by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)
* The Inflatable Butch by Ellen Orleans (Alyson)
* My Little Book of Neuroses by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)

Lesbian Fiction
* Days of Awe by Achy Obejas (Ballantine)
* Hoochie Mama: The Other White Meat by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)
* Light, Coming Back by Ann Wadsworth (Alyson)
* Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg (FS&G)
* Yin Fire by Alexandra Grilikhes (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)

Lesbian Mystery
* Merchant of Venus by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
* Back to Salem by Alex Marcoux (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)
* Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy by Mabel Maney (Harper Entertainment)
* Moving Targets by Pat Welch (Bella)
* Witchfire by Lauren Maddison (Alyson)

Lesbian Poetry
* Fox by Adrienne Rich (Norton)
* Here by Letta Neely (Wildheart)
* Mr. Bluebird by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Painted Leaf)
* Skies by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
* Why Things Burn by Daphne Gottleib (Soft Skull)

Photography/Visual Arts
* Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 by David Deitcher
* Intimacies by Tee A. Corinne (Last Gasp)
* Male Nude Now by David Leddick (Universe)
* Queer Pulp by Susan Stryker (Chronicle)
* Strongman: Vintage Photos of a Masculine Icon by Robert Mainardi (Council Oak)

* Pages for You by Silvia Brownrigg (FS&G)
* Any Kind of Luck by William Jack Sibley (Kensington)
* Mirrors by Marianne K. Martin (Bella)
* Substitute for Love by Karin Kallmaker (Naiad)
* Vadriel Vail by Vincent Virga (Alyson)

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
* Point of Dreams by Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett (Tor)
* Bending the Landscape: Horror edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel
* Bound in Blood by David Thomas Lord (Kensington)
* Gumshoe Gorilla by Keith Hartman (Meisha Merlin)
* Vampire Vow by Michael Schiefelbein (Alyson)

Small Press
* Conversaciones! by Mariana Romo-Carmona (Cleis)
* Calendar Boy by Andy Quan (New Star)
* Creating Man by Michael G. Cornelius (Vineyard)
* Scared Straight: Why It’s So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It’s So Hard to Be Human by Robert N. Minor
* The Wild Man by Patricia Nell Warren (Wildcat)

* Tie: Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible edited by Ken Stone (Pilgrim)
* Tie: Escaping God’s Closet: The Revelations of a Queer Priest by Bernard Duncan Mayes
* Coming Out Young and Faithful edited by Leanne McCall Tigert and Timothy Brown
* Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian by Vanessa Sheridan
* Gifted by Otherness by L. William Countryman and M.R. Ritley (Morehouse)

* Omnigender: A Trans-religious Approach by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (Pilgrim)
* Best Bisexual Erotica, Volume 2 edited by Bill Brnt and Carol Queen
* Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian by Vanessa Sheridan
* Dragged!! To His Senses by Jonathan Branton (Yellow House)
* Synthetic Bi Products by Sparrow L. Patterson (Akashic)

2000 Finalists (Winners listed first)

* Men on Men 2000 edited by David Bergman and Karl Woelz (Plume)
* Queer Fear edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal)
* Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millenium edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
* Same Sex Love in India edited by Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai (St. Martin’s)
* Kosher Meat edited by Lawrence Schimel (Sherman Asher)

* Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels (St. Martin’s)
* Coming Out of Cancer edited by Victoria Brownworth (Seal)
* Home Fronts edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
* Mama’s Boy edited by Dean Kostos (Painted Leaf)
* Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie (Alyson)

Children’s/Young Adult
* Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Hawley and Ellen Samuels (St. Martin’s)
* Holly’s Secret by Nancy Garden (FS&G)
* Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie (Alyson)
* The XY Survival Guide by Benjie Nycum (XY)
* Eight Seconds by Jean Ferris (Harcourt)

* Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mithcell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask
* The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick (Overlook)
* Five Lesbian Brothers by Five Lesbian Brothers (Consortium)
* The Beginning of August by Tom Donaghy (Grove)
* I, Carmelita Tropicana by Alina Troyano (Beacon)

Gay Biography/Autobiography
* Bosie by Douglas Murray (Talk Miramax)
* Marcel Proust by Jean-Yves Tadie (Viking)
* Brave Journeys by David Mixner (Bantam)
* The Mentor by Jay Quinn (Haworth)
* Lies by Ned Rorem (Counterpoint)

Gay Fiction
* The World of Normal Boys by K.M. Soehnlein (Kensington)
* The Notorious Dr. August by Christopher Bram (William Morrow)
* The Married Man by Edmund White (Knopf)
* Guess Again by Bernard Cooper (Simon & Schuster)
* Between Dances by Erasmo Guerra (Painted Leaf)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* The Limits of Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
* A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice (Talk Miramax)
* Name Games by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
* Love’s Last Chance by Krandall Kraus (Alyson)
* Nothing Gold Can Stay by Casey Nelson (Alyson)

Gay Poetry
* Pastoral by Carl Phillips (Graywolf)
* Boss Cupid by Thom Gunn (FS&G)
* The World in Us by Michael Lassell and Elena Georgiou (St. Martin’s)
* Word of Mouth by Timothy Liu (Talisman)
* Plasticville by David Trinidad (Turtle Point)

Gay Studies
* The Isherwood Century by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman
* Left Out – The Politics of Exclusion by Martin Duberman (Basic)
* Creating Change by d’Emilio, Turner and Vaid (St. Martin’s)
* Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts and the Politics of the Paramilitary by Samuel R. Delaney
* Male Lust by Kerwin Kay et al (Haworth)

Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy
* Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley (Meisha Merlin)
* Queer Fear edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp)
* Merrick by Anne Rice (Knopf)
* Angel Lust by Perry Brass (Belhue)
* Jumping off the Planet by David Gerrold (Tor)

* Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
* It’s Not Mean if It’s True by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
* Bruce! by Bruce Vilanch (J P Tarcher)
* Post-Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
* The Femme’s Guide to the Universe by Shar Rednour (Alyson)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography
* Lifesaving by Judith Barrington (Eight Mountain)
* Truly Wilde by Joan Schenkar (Basic)
* My Dangerous Desires by Amber Hollibaugh (Duke University)
* Soldier: A Poet’s Childhood by June Jordan (Basic)
* The Room Lit by Roses by Carole Maso (Counterpoint)

Lesbian Fiction
* Valencia by Michelle Tea (Seal)
* Affinity by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
* Tea by Stacey D’Erasmo (Algonquin)
* The Powerbook by Jeannette Wintersen (Knopf)
* Black Girl in Paris by Shay Youngblood (Riverhead)

Lesbian Mystery
* Mommy Deadest by Jean Marcy (New Victoria)
* The Case of the Orphanned Bassoonists by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
* Booked for Murder by Val McDermid (Spinsters Ink)
* When Evil Changes Face by Therese Szymanski (Bella)
* Death Understood by Claire McNab (Naiad)

Lesbian Poetry
* Mercy Mercy Me by Elena Georgiou (Painted Leaf)
* The Horse Fair by Robin Becker (University of Pittsburgh)
* A Map to the Next World by Joy Harjo (W.W. Norton)
* And on the Eighth Day Adam Slept Alone by Nancy Boutilier (Black Sparrow)
* Signs of Love by Leslea Newman (Windstorm Creative)

Lesbian Studies
* Lesbian Art in America by Harmony Hammond (Rizzoli)
* Margaret Mead Made Me Gay by Esther Newton (Duke University)
* The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood by Diana McLellan (St. Martin’s)
* Girl Reed by Bonnie J. Morris (Coffeehouse)
* My Dangerous Desires by Amber Hollibaugh (Duke)

* Tie: Gay Spirituality by Toby Johnson (Alyson)
* Tie: It’s Never About What It’s About by Krandall Kraus and Paul Borja (Alyson)
* The Silence of Sodom by Mark Jordan (University of Chicago)
* Interviews/Entrevistas by Gloria E. Anzaldua (Routledge)
* ReCreations edited by Catherine Lake (Queer)

Small Press
* Tie: Kamikaze Lust by Lauren Sanders (Akashic)
* Tie: Between Dances by Erasmo Guerra (Painted Leaf)
* Outline of My Lover by Douglas A. Martin (Soft Skull)
* Bridge Across the Ocean by Randy Boyd (West Beach)
* Undertow by Amy Shcutzer (CALYX)

* The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff (Viking)
* As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto (HarperCollins)
* Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian (Harmony)
* Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Hawley and Ellen Samuels (St. Martin’s)
* Are You a Boy or a Girl? by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez (Green Dragon)

Visual Arts
* Faeries by Keri Pickett (Aperture)
* Lesbian Art in America by Harmony Hammond (Rizzoli)
* Stars in My Eyes by Don Bachardy (University of Wisconsin)
* Black and White Men by James Spada (Pond Street)
* As I See It by Greg Gorman (powerHouse)

1999 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction edited by Naomi Holoch, Joan Nestle, and Nancy Holden (Vintage)
* Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction edited by Jaime Manrique and Jesse Dorris
* Hers 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
* His 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
* Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories edited by Emma Donoghue

* Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia edited by Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson (Henry Holt)
* This Is What Lesbian Looks Like edited by Kris Kleindienst (Firebrand)
* A Woman Like That edited by Joan Larkin
* Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society and Politics edited by Larry Gross and James D. Woods
* Fighting Words edited by Charles Michael Smith

Children’s/Young Adult
* Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster)
* Dare Truth or Promise by Paula Boock
* Name Me Nobody by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
* The Blue Lawn by William Taylor
* The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden

* What I Meant Was by Craig Lucas (TCG)
* Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally
* Lovesick edited by Laurence Senelick
* Of All the Nerve by Deb Margolin
* Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism by Steven Watson

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography
* The Velveteen Father by Jesse Green (Villard)
* An Underground Life by Gad Beck
* Firebird: A Memoir by Mark Doty
* Gore Vidal by Fred Kaplan
* Left Out: The Politics of Exclusion by Martin Duberman

Gay Men’s Fiction
* Allan Stein by Matthew Stadler (Grove)
* Comfort and Joy by Jim Grimsley
* In September, the Light Changes by Andrew Holleran
* The Book of Lies by Felice Picano
* The Coming Storm by Paul Russell

Gay Men’s Mystery
* Justice at Risk by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
* Drop Dead by Mark Zubro
* Innuendo by R.D. Zimmerman
* The Death of a Constant Lover by Lev Raphael
* The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman

Gay Men’s Poetry
* The Anchorage by Mark Wunderlich (UMASS)
* Trappings by Richard Howard (Turtle Point)
* Diva by Rafael Campo
* Last Rights by Marvin K. White
* Lyric by G. Winston James

Gay Men’s Studies
* Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow
* Men Like That: A Southern Queer History by John Howard
* The Crisis of Desire by Robin Hardy and David Groff
* The Mismeasure of Desire by Edward Stein
* Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel Delany

* That’s Mr. Faggot To You by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
* Ethan Exposed by Eric Orner
* Way to Go Smith! by Bob Smith
* Wilma Loves Betty and Other Hilarious Gay & Lesbian Parodies edited by Scott Brassart and Julie K. Trevelyan
* Subgurlz by Jennifer Camper

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography
* The Trials of Radclyffe Hall by Diana Souhami (Doubleday)
* Baby Precious Always Shines by Kay Turner
* Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2 1933-1938 by Blanche Weisen Cook
* My Lesbian Husband by Barrie Jean Borich
* Tales of the Lavender Menace by Karla Jay

Lesbian Fiction
* Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
* Bruised Fruit by Anna Livia
* Faults by Terri de la Pena
* Salt Water and Other Stories by Barbara Wilson
* Shy Girl by Elizabeth Stark

Lesbian Mystery
* Hunting the Witch by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
* Lost Daughters by J.M. Redmann
* Murder Undercover by Claire McNab
* She Came in Drag by Mary Wings
* Sleeping Bones by Katherine Forrest

Lesbian Poetry
* Rave by Olga Broumas (Copper Canyon Press)
* Interior With Sudden Joy by Brenda Shaughnessy
* Midnight Salvage by Adrienne Rich
* Monkeypuzzle by Rita Wong
* Walking Back Up Depot Street by Minnie Bruce Pratt

Lesbian Studies
* To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America by Lillian Faderman
* A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America by Leila J. Rupp
* Eden Built by Eves by Bonnie Morris
* Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
* Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman

Photography/Visual Arts
* Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow
* The Homoerotic Art of Pavel Tchelitchev by David Leddick
* John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes by John Esten and Donna Hassler
* Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
* The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam

* Gay Spirit Warrior by John Stowe (Findhorn)
* Respecting the Soul by Keith Boykin (Avon)
* Coming Out Spiritually by Christian De La Huerta and Matthew Fox
* Prayer Warriors by Stuart Howell Miller
* Queer Dharma 2 by Winston Leyeland

Science Fiction/Fantasy
* Minions of the Moon by Richard Bowe (Tor)
* Night Shade: Gothic Tales by Women edited by Victoria Brownworth and Judith Redding
* The Annunciate by Severna Park
* The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman
* Through a Brazen Mirror by Delia Sherman

Small Press
* Massage by Henry Flesh (Akashic)
* Christ-Like by Emanuel Xavier
* Hey Paesan! by Capone, Leto & Mecca
* Mr. Dalloway by Robin Lippincott
* The Queer Press Guide edited by Paul Harris

* Trumpet by Jackie Kay (Pantheon)
* Crossing by Deirdre McCloskey
* From Toads to Queens by Jacobo Schifter
* The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam
* Transmen and FTMs by Jason Cromwell

1998 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature edited by Byrne R.S. Fone
* Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica edited by Lawrence Schimel (Carroll & Graf)
* Men on Men 7 edited by Joel Tan (Penguin/Plume)
* Queer PAPI Porn by Joel Tan (Cleis)
* To Be Continued edited by Michele Karlsberg and Karen X. Tulchinsky (Firebrand)

* Mom: Candid Memoirs by Lesbians About the First Woman in Their Life edited by Nisa Donnelly
* Q & A: Queer in Asian America edited by David L. Eng (Temple University)
* Lesbian Travels edited by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Whereabouts)
* Queer 13 edited by Clifford Chase (Weisbach)
* Telling Tales Out of School edited by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)

* Telling Tales Out of School by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)
* I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins)
* Lucy Goes to the Country by Joseph Kennedy, illustrated by John Canemaker
* Outspoken by Michael Thomas Ford (Morrow Junior)
* Queer 13 by Clifford Chase (Weisbach)

* O Solo Homo edited by Holly Hughes (Grove)
* Mr. Universe and Other Plays by Jim Grimsley and David Roman (Algonquin)
* Place For Us by D.A. Miller (Harvard University)
* Stagestruck by Sarah Schulman (Duke)
* The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler (Villard)

Editor’s Choice Award
* The Boy by Naeem Murr (Houghton Mifflin)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography
* Wisecracker by William J. Mann (Viking)
* Auden and Isherwood: The Berlin Years by Norman Page (St. Martin’s)
* The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up by Andrew Tobias (Random House)
* Gentleman Junkie: The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs by Graham Caveney (Little Brown)
* In The Flesh by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard (Barricade)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* An Arrow’s Flight by Mark Merlis (St. Martin’s)
* The Hours by Michael Cunningham (FS&G)
* Koolaids: The Art of War by Rabih Alameddine (St. Martin’s/Picador)
* The Long Falling by Keith Ridgway (Houghton Mifflin)
* Where the Rainbow Ends by Jameson Currier (Overlook)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* Outburst by R.D. Zimmerman (Delacourt)
* Dead as a Doornail by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
* Federal Fag by Fred Hunter (St. Martin’s)
* Strachey’s Folly by Richard Stevenson (St. Martin’s)
* Uprising by Randy Boyd (Westbeach)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* Ten Commandments by J.D. McClatchy (Knopf)
* A Flame for the Touch That Matters by Michael Lassell (Painted Leaf)
* A Frieze for a Temple of Love by Edward Field (Black Sparrow)
* Say Goodnight by Timothy Liu (Copper Canyon)
* Sweet Machine by Mark Doty (Harper Flamingo)

Gay Men’s Studies
* The Other Side of Silence by John Loughery (Henry Holt)
* Becoming Visible by Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman (NYPL/Penguin Studio)
* Changing Ones by Will Roscoe (St. Martin’s)
* Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival by Andrew Sullivan
* The Pleasure Principle by Michael Bronski (St. Martin’s)

* Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Love Me and Other Trials of My Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford
* Don’t Get Me Started by Kate Clinton (Ballantine)
* The Indelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
* Savage Love by Dan Savage (Dutton)
* Split-Level Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography
* The Indelible Alison Bechdel; Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out for by Alison Bechdel
* A Fragile Union by Joan Nestle (Cleis)
* Empty Without You by Rodger Streitmatter (The Free Press)
* The Queen of Whale Cay by Kate Summerscale (Viking)
* Radclyffe Hall: A Woman Called John by Sally Cline (Overlook)

Lesbian Fiction
* Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison (Dutton)
* bull-jean stories by Sharon Bridgforth (RedBone)
* Shimmer by Sarah Schulman (Avon)
* The Dogs by Rebecca Brown (City Lights)
* They Call Me Mad Dog by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)

Lesbian Mystery
* The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith (Avon)
* Shaman’s Moon by Sarah Dreher (New Victoria)
* Mother May I by Randye Lordon (Avon)
* Past Due by Claire McNab (Naiad)
* Wicked Games by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Poetry
* Marianne Faithfull’s Cigarette by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Cleis)
* Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery by Pamela Sneed (Owl)
* In the Open by Beatrix Gates (Painted Leaf)
* Juba by Letta Neely (Wildheart)
* The Little Butch Book by Leslea Newman (New Victoria)

Lesbian Studies
* A Fragile Union by Joan Nestle (Cleis)
* Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam (Duke)
* Gay Old Girls by Zsa Zsa Gershick (Alyson)
* Stagestruck by Sarah Schulman (Duke)
* The Truth That Never Hurts by Barbara Smith (Rutgers)

Photography/Visual Arts
* The Male Nude by David Leddick (Taschen)
* Women in Love by Barbara Seyda with Diana Herrera (Bullfinch/Little Brown)
* Affectionate Men by Russell Bush (St. Martin’s)
* Becoming Visible by Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman (NYPL/Penguin Studio)
* The Passionate Camera by Deborah Bright (Routledge)

Pioneer Award
* Katherine V. Forrest

Publisher Service Award
* Joan M. Drury, Spinsters Ink

* Ferocious Romance by Donna Minkowitz (Free Press)
* Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair by John McNeill (Westminister John Knox)
* Closet Devotions by Richard Rambuss (Duke)
* How to Survive Your Own Gay Life by Perry Brass (Belhue)
* Sermons: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living by Peter J. Gomes (Morrow)

Science Fiction/Fantasy
* Bending the Landscape II edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook)
* Galilee by Clive Barker (HarperCollins)
* Desmond by Ulysses G. Dietz (Alyson)
* Falling to Earth by Elizabeth Brownrigg (Firebrand)
* Things Invisible to See edited by Lawrence Schimel (Ultra Violet)

Small Press
* the bull-jean stories by Sharon Bridgforth (RedBone)
* The Indelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out for by Alison Bechdel
* Queer Japan edited by Barbara Summerhawk (New Victoria)
* The Reluctant Pornographer by Bruce LaBruce (Gutter)
* Uprising by Randy Boyd (Westbeach)

* The Empress Is a Man by Michael R. Gorman (Harrington Park)
* Boy-Wives and Female Husbands edited by Will Roscoe and Stephen Murray
* Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam (Duke)
* Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton by Diane Wood Middlebrook
* Trans Liberation by Leslie Feinberg (Beacon)

1997 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* His(2) edited by Robert Drake with Terry Wolverton (Faber & Faber)
* Best American Gay Fiction 2 edited by Brian Bouldrey (Little, Brown)
* Best Lesbian Erotica 1997 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
* Jo’s Girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure, True Grit, and Real Life edited by Christian McEwen
* The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories edited by Peter Burton (Carroll & Graf)

* Queers in Space: Communities, Public Places, Sites of Resistance edited by Gordon Brent Ingram, AnneMarie Bouthillette, and Yolanda Retter
* PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel
* My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters Through the Centuries edited by Rictor Norton
* Lesbians Raising Sons edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
* Gay Men at the Millennium edited by Michel Lowenthal (Tarcher/Putnam)

Children’s/Young Adult
* The House You Pass On the Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Delacorte)
* The Shared Heart by Adam Mastoon (William Morrow)
* Amy Asks a Question: Grandma, What’s a Lesbian? by Jeanne Arnold
* Blue Coyote by Liza Ketchum (Simon & Schuster)
* Sanctuary: a Tale of Life in the Woods by Paul Monette (Scribner)

* Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman (Vintage)
* Monsters in the Closet edited by Harry M. Benshoff (Manchester University)
* Three Plays by Mae West by Lillian Schlissel (Routledge)
* Porcelain & A Language of Their Own edited by Chay Yew (Grove)
* Rent by Jonathan Larson (Rob Weisbach)

Editor’s Choice
* Billy’s Boy by Patricia Nell Warren (Wildcat)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

* The Poetry of Healing by Rafael Campo (W.W. Norton)
* A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay by Felice Picano (Faber & Faber)
* Track Conditions by Michael Klein (Persea)
* Gay Body: a Journey Through Shadow to Self by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
* Walt Whitman: a Gay Life by Gary Schmidgall (Dutton)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* The Far Euphrates by Aryeh Lev Stollman (Putnam)
* Gossip by Christopher Bram (Dutton)
* Plays Well With Others by Allan Gurganus (Knopf)
* The Farewell Symphony by Edmund White (Knopf)
* The House on Brooke Street by Neil Bartlett (Dutton)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* The Magician’s Tale by David Hunt (Putnam)
* Gossip by Christopher Bram (Dutton)
* Hostage by R.D. Zimmerman (Delacorte)
* Revision of Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
* The Burning Plain by Michael Nava (Putnam)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* Beautiful Signor by Cyrus Cassells (Copper Canyon)
* Bite Hard by Justin Chin (Manic D)
* Desire by Frank Bidart (FS&G)
* Packing Up for Paradise: Selected Poems 1946-1996 by James Broughton edited by Jim Cory
* Desire: Poems 1986-1996 by Tom Carey (Painted Leaf)

Gay Men’s Studies
* Gay Metropolis edited by Charles Kaiser (Houghton Mifflin)
* Queer Representations: Reading Lives, Reading Cultures edited by Martin Duberman
* Gay Body: a Journey Through Shadow to Self edited by Mark Thompson
* Life Outside – The Signorile Report on Gay Men by Michelangelo Signorile
* Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Man by Gabriel Rotello (Dutton)

* Openly Bob by Bob Smith (Rob Weisbach)
* Barbie Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer (New Victoria)
* Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
* Naked by David Sedaris (Little, Brown)
* Flaming Iguanas by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography
* Blue Windows: a Christian Science Childhood by Barbara Wilson (Picador)
* My Life as a Boy by Kim Chernin (Algonquin)
* May Sarton: a Biography by Margaret Peters (Knopf)
* The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams
* Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee (Knopf)

Lesbian Fiction
* Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon (Press Gang)
* A/K/A by Ruthann Robson (St. Martin’s)
* A Crystal Diary by Frankie Hucklenbroich (Firebrand)
* Prozac Highway by Persimmon Blackbridge (Press Gang)
* Terminal Velocity by Blanche McCrary Boyd

Lesbian Mystery
* Father Forgive Me by Randye Lordon (Avon)
* Apparition Alley by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley)
* No Daughter of the South by Cynthia Webb (New Victoria)
* Evil Dead Center by Carole laFavor (Firebrand)
* Old Black Magic by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)

Lesbian Poetry
* Tie: Cold River by Joan Larkin (Painted Leaf)
* Tie: School of Fish by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
* Diesel Fuel edited by Pat Califia (Masquerade)
* Poems Between Women edited by Emma Donoghue (Columbia University)
* Queer Dog: Homo/Pup/Poetry edited by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Cleis)

Lesbian Studies
* Does Your Mama Know? edited by Lisa C. Moore (Redbone)
* Every Woman I’ve Ever Loved: Lesbian Writers on Their Mothers edited by Catherine Reid and Holly Iglesias
* Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter by Diana Souhami (St. Martin’s)
* Queerly Classed edited by Susan K. Raffo (South End)
* Sex and Sensibility by Arlene Stein (University of California)

Photography/Visual Arts
* Tie: Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955 by David Leddick (Universe)
* Tie: Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers by Robert Giard
* John Waters: Director’s Cut by John Waters (Scalo)
* I Am My Lover: Women Pleasure Themselves edited by Joani Blank (Down There)
* Men Together by Anderson Jones, photographs by David Fields (Running)

Pioneer Award
* Ron Hanby, Bookazine

Publishers Service Award
* Douglas Mitchell, University of Chicago Press

Science Fiction/Fantasy
* Bending the Landscape edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (White Wolf)
* Grave Passions edited by William Mann (Masquerade)
* The Harvest by Perry Brass (Belhue)
* Monsters in the Closet edited by Harry M. Benshoff (Machester University)
* The Drag Queen of Elfland edited by Lawrence Schimel (Circlet)

Small Press
* Does Your Mama Know? edited by Lisa C. Moore (Redbone)
* Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon (Press Gang)
* Barbie Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer (New Victoria)
* Bite Hard by Justin Chinn (Manic D)
* Toward the New Degeneracy by Bruce Benderson (Edgewise)

* Like Bread on the Seder Plate by Rebecca Alpert (Columbia University)
* Cassell’s Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit edited by Randy P. Conner
* The Essential Gay Mystics by Andrew Harvey (HarperCollins)
* Queer Dharma: Voices of Gay Buddhists edited by Winston Leyland (Gay Sunshine)
* Stealing Jesus by Bruce Bawer (Crown)

* Tie: PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel
* Tie: The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams
* Read My Lips: Sexual Subversions and the End of Gender by Riki Anne Wilchins
* Sex Changes by Pat Califia (Cleis)
* Mema’s House, Mexico City: On Transvestites, Queens, and Machos by Annick Prieur

1996 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* Women on Women 3 edited by Joan Nestle & Naomi Holoch (Plume)
* Go the Way Your Blood Beats edited by Shawn Stewart Ruff (Owl)
* Men on Men 6 edited by David Bergman (Plume)
* Night Bites edited by Victoria Brownworth (Seal)
* Shade edited by Bruce Morrow & Charles H. Rowell (Avon)

* Taking Liberties edited by Michael Bronski (Masquerade)
* Beyond Queer edited by Bruce Bawer (Free)
* Boys Like Us edited by Patrick Merla (Avon)
* Generation Q edited by Robin Bernstein & Seth Clark Silberman (Alyson)
* Off the Rag edited by Lee Lynch & Akia Woods (New Victoria)

Children’s/Young Adult
* Good Moon Rising by Nancy Garden (FSG)
* Daddy’s Wedding by Michael Willhoite (Alyson Publications)
* Free Your Mind by Ellen Bass & Kate Kaufman (HarperPerennial)
* My Dad Has HIV by Alexander, Rudin & Sejkora (Fairview Press)
* The World Out There by Michael Thomas Ford (The New Press)

* Split Britches edited by Sue-Ellen Case (Routledge)
* Acting=Life by Michael Kearns (Heinemann)
* Amazon All-Stars edited by Rosemary Keefe Curb (Applause)
* Clit Notes by Holly Hughes (Grove)
* Three Plays by Crowley by Mart Crowley (Alyson)

Editors’ Choice
* Tennessee Williams’ Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965 edited by Donald Windham

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography
* Geography of the Heart by Fenton Johnson (Scribner)
* Heaven’s Coast by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
* Lush Life by David Hadju (FSG)
* Spells of a Voodoo Doll by Assotto Saint (Masquerade)
* Truth Serum by Bernard Cooper (Houghton Mifflin)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadural (William Morrow)
* Beauty of Men by Andrew Holleran (William Morrow)
* Iowa by Patrick Moore (Hard Candy)
* Law of Enclosures by Dale Peck (FSG)
* Pagan’s Father by Michael Arditti (SoHo)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* Death of Friends by Michael Nava (Putnam)
* Murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor (St. Martin’s)
* Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
* Time to Check Out by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
* Tribe by R.D. Zimmerman (Dell)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* What the Body Told by Rafael Campo (Duke)
* Anesthesia by Kenny Fries (Advocado)
* Angel, Interrupted by Reginald Sheperd (University of Pittsburgh)
* Eros in Boystown edited by Michael Lassell (Crown)
* My Night With Federico Garcia Lorca by Jaime Marique (Painted Leaf)

Gay Men’s Studies
* Boys Like Us edited by Patrick Merla (Avon)
* Cracks in the Iron Closet by David Tuller (Faber & Faber)
* Farm Boys edited by Will Fellows (University of Wisconsin)
* One More River to Cross by Keith Boykin (Anchor)
* Radically Gay edited by Harry Hay and Will Roscoe (Beacon)

* Homo Handbook by Judy Carter (Fireside)
* History of Lesbian Hair by Mary Dugger (Doubleday)
* Kurt Cobain & Mozart are Both Dead by Tim Barela (Palliard)
* Lesbianism Made Easy by Helen Eisenbach (Crown)
* So You Want to be a Lesbian? by Liz Tracey & Sydney Pokorny (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography
* Life in a Day by Doris Grumbach (Beacon)
* Accidental Activist by Candace Gingrich (Scribner)
* Eva Le Gallienne by Helen Sheehy (Knopf)
* Coming Home to America by Torie Osborn (St. Martin’s)
* The White Blackbird by Honor Moore (Viking)

Lesbian Fiction
* Memory Mambo by Achy Obejas (Cleis)
* If You Had a Family by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
* Seven Moves by Carol Anshaw (Houghton Mifflin)
* Toward Amnesia by Sarah Van Arsdale (Riverhead)
* What Keeps Me Here by Rebecca Brown (HarperCollins)

Lesbian Mystery
* Robber’s Wine by Ellen Hart (Seal)
* Baby, It’s Cold by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)
* Final Take by Jackie Manthorne (Gynergy)
* Inner Circle by Claire McNab (Naiad)
* Liberty Square by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley)

Lesbian Poetry
* All-American Girl by Robin Becker (University of Pittsburgh)
* Furious Cooking by Maureen Seaton (University of Iowa)
* Arc of Love edited by Clare Coss (Scribner)
* Home in Three Days. Don’t Wash. by Linda Smukler (Hard)
* Shift by Jeredith Merrin (University of Chicago)

Lesbian Studies
* Love Between Women by Bernadette J. Brooten (University of Chicago)
* Girls Next Door by Lindsay Van Gelder & Pamela Brandt (Simon & Schuster)
* Sappho and the Virgin Mary by Ruth Vanita (Columbia University)
* Surface Tension edited by Meg Daly (Touchstone)
* Too Queer by Victoria A. Brownworth (Firebrand)

Photography/Visual Arts
* Nothing But the Girl by Susie Bright & Jill Posener (Cassell)
* Body Alchemy by Loren Cameron (Cleis)
* Derek Jarman’s Garden by Derek Jarman (Overlook)
* Gay by the Bay by Susan Stryker & Jim Van Buskirk (Chronicle)
* Sunnybrook by Persimmon Blackbridge (Press Gang)

Pioneer Award
* Helaine Harris, Daedalus Books

Publisher’s Service Award
* Norman Laurila, A Different Light Bookstores

Science Fiction/Fantasy
* Sacrament by Clive Barker (HarperCollins)
* Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack (St. Martin’s)
* Sons of Darkness edited by Michael Rowe & Thomas S. Roche (Cleis)
* Swords of the Rainbow edited by Eric Garber & Jewelle Gomez (Alyson)
* Women Who Run With Werewolves edited by Pam Keesey (Cleis)

Small Press
* Body Alchemy by Loren Cameron (Cleis)
* Lesbian Polyfidelity by Celeste West (Booklegger)
* Mythomania by Bernard Welt (Art.issues)
* Shit of God by Diamanda Galas (Serpent’s Tale/High Risk)
* Too Queer by Victoria A. Brownworth (Firebrand)

* The Good Book by Peter Gomes (William Morrow)
* Congregations in Conflict by Keith Hartman (Rutgers University)
* Journeys & Arrivals by Lev Raphael (Faber & Faber)
* The Preacher’s Son by Marc Adams (Window Books)
* We Were Baptized Too by Marilyn Alexander & James Preston

* Body Alchemy by Loren Cameron (Cleis)
* Gender Shock by Phyllis Burke (Anchor)
* Honey, Honey Miss Thang by Leon E. Pettiway (Temple University)
* Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso (Beacon)
* Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg (Beacon)

1995 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* Tasting Life Twice edited by E.J. Levy (Avon)
* Afrekete edited by Catherine McKinley & L. Joyce Delaney (Anchor)
* New Fuck You edited by Eileen Myles and Liz Kotz (Semiotext(e))
* Forbidden Passages by Pat Califia and Janine Fuller (Cleis)
* His by Robert Drake (Faber and Faber)

* Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage edited by Claude J. Summers (Henry Holt)
* Dyke Life edited by Karla Jay (BasicBooks)
* Tomboys edited by Lynn Yamaguchi and Karen Barber (Alyson)
* A Loving Testimony edited by Leslea Newman (Crossing)
* Out in All Directions edited by Lynn Witt, Sherry Thomas, and Eric Marcus (Warner)

Children’s/Young Adult
* From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson (Blue Sky Press)
* Baby Bebop by Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins)
* My Two Uncles by Judith Vinga (Albert Whitman & Co.)
* Passages of Pride by Kurt Chandler (Times Books)
* Toby’s Lie by Daniel Vilmure (Simon & Schuster)

* Slavs (Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness) by Tony Kushner
* Go Fish by Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche (Penguin)
* Actor’s Book of Gay and Lesbian Plays edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold
* Love! Valor! Compassion! by Terrence McNally (Plume)
* T-Cells and Sympathy by Michael Kerns (Heinneman)

Editors’ Choice
* Forbidden Passages, Intro by Pat Califia and Janine Fuller (Cleis)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography
* Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams by Lyle Leverich (Crown)
* Last Night on Earth by Bill T. Jones with Peggy Gillespie (Pantheon)
* Palimpsest by Gore Vidal (Random House)
* Our Paris by Edmund White (Knopf)
* Prayers for Bobby by Leroy Aarons (HarperCollins)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham (FSG)
* Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley (Algonquin)
* Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram (Dutton)
* Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim (HarperCollins)
* Like People in History by Felice Picano (Viking)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* Closet by R.D. Zimmerman (Dell)
* Venus Throw by Steven Saylor (St. Martin’s)
* Shock to the System by Richard Stevenson (St. Martin’s)
* Another Dead Teenager by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s)
* Queer Kind of Umbrella by George Baxt (Simon & Schuster)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* Atlantis by Mark Doty (HarperPerrenial)
* Cortege by Carl Philips (Graywolf)
* Badboy Book of Erotic Verse by David Laurents (Badboy)
* Scattering of Salts by James Merrill (Knopf)
* Burnt Offerings by Timothy Liu (Copper Canyon)

Gay Men’s Studies
* De Los Otros by Joseph Carrier (Columbia University)
* Invention of Heterosexuality by Jonathan Ned Katz (Dutton)
* I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual by Pierre Seel (BasicBooks)
* Virtually Normal by Andrew Sullivan (Random House)
* Saint=Foucault by Daniel Halperin (Oxford University)

* The Butches of Madison County by Ellen Orleans (Laugh Lines)
* Revenge of HotHead Paisan by Diane Dimassa (Cleis)
* Unnatural Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
* Growing Up Gay by Funny Gay Males (Hyperion)
* Ghost in the Closet by Mabel Maney (Cleis)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography
* Aimee & Jaguar by Erica Fischer (HarperCollins)
* Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison (Dutton)
* Eight Bullets by Claudia Brenner with Hannah Ashley (Firebrand)
* And Say Hi to Joyce by Deb Price and Joyce Murdoch (Doubleday)
* Babe by Susan E. Cayliff (University of Illinois)

Lesbian Fiction
* Autobiography of a Family Photo by Jacqueline Woodson (Dutton)
* Passion of Alice by Stephanie Grant (Houghton Mifflin)
* Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman (Dutton)
* Amnesty by Louise Blum (Alyson)
* Sweat by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Seal)

Lesbian Mystery
* Intersection of Law and Desire by J.M. Redmann (Norton)
* Hangdog Hustle by Elizabeth Pincus (Spinsters)
* Faint Praise by Ellen Hart (Seal)
* Someone to Watch by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)
* Night Songs by Penny Mickleberry (Naiad)

Lesbian Poetry
* Dark Fields of the Republic by Adrienne Rich (Norton)
* Maxfield Parrish by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
* Oral Tradition by Jewelle Gomez (Firebrand)
* Fire Power by Chrystos (Press Gang)
* Key to Everything edited by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Studies
* Dyke Life edited by Karla Jay (BasicBooks)
* Virtual Equality by Urvashi Vaid (Anchor)
* S/he by Minne Bruce Pratt (Firebrand)
* Tomboys edited by Lynn Yamaguchi and Karen Barber (Alyson)
* Parker and Hulme by Julie Glamuzina & Alison J. Laurie (Firebrand)

Photography/Visual Arts
* Paris was a Woman by Andrea Weiss (HarperCollins)
* Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse (Paradox)
* Butch/Femme edited by M.G. Soares (Crown)
* Fully Exposed by Emmanuel Cooper (Routledge)
* Making Love Visible by Geoff Manasse and Jean Swallow (Crossing)

Pioneer Award
* L. Page “Deacon” Maccubbin, President and CEO of Lambda Rising, Inc.

Publisher’s Service Award
* Nancy Bereano, Firebrand Press
* Restricted Entry by Janine Fuller and Stuart Blackley (Press Gang)

Science Fiction/Fantasy
* Shadow Man by Melissa Scott (TOR)
* Slow River by Nicola Griffith (DelRay)
* Dryland’s End by Felice Picano (Richard Kasak)
* Dark Angels by Pam Keesey (Cleis)
* Atlantis: Three Tales by Samuel Delaney (Wesleyan)

Small Press Book Award
* The New Fuck You edited by Eileen Myles and Liz Kotz (Semiotext(e))
* S/He by Minne Bruce Pratt (Firebrand)
* Three-Hand Jax and Other Spells by Staszek (Permeable)
* The Medicine Burns by Adam Klein (Serpent’s Tale)
* Milking Black Bull edited by Vega Press (Vega Press)

* Wrestling with the Angel edited by Brian Bouldrey (Riverhead)
* Queer Spirits edited by Will Roscoe (Beacon)
* Gay Fairy Tales by Peter Cashorali (HarperCollins)
* Our Tribe by Nancy Wilson (HarperSanFrancisco)
* Freedom, Glorious Freedom by John McNeill (Beacon)

1994 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* Chloe Plus Olivia edited by Lillian Faderman (Viking)
* Men on Men 5 edited by David Bergman (Plume)
* High Risk 2 edited by Ira Silverberg and Amy Scholder (Plume)
* The Very Inside edited by Sharon Lim-Hing (Sister Vision)
* Lavender Mansions edited by Irene Zahava (Westview)

* Sister and Brother edited by Joan Nestle and John Preston (HarperSanFrancisco)
* One Teacher in Ten edited by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)
* Out of the Class Closet edited by Julia Penelope (Crossing)
* Long Road to Freedom edited by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
* Queer Reader edited by Patrick Higgins (New)

Children’s/Young Adult
* Am I Blue? edited by Marion Dane Bauer (HarperChildren’s)
* 2 Teenagers In 20 edited by Ann Heron (Alyson)
* Dive by Stacey Donovan (Dutton Children’s)
* Oscar Wilde by Scott Nunokawa (Chelsea House)
* Tiger Flowers by Patricia Quinlan (Dial Books)

* Angels in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner (TCG)
* Jeffrey by Paul Rudnick (Plume)
* The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me by David Drake (Anchor)
* Heroes and Saints & Other Plays by Cherrie Moraga (West End)
* Second Coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage (HerBooks)

Editor’s Choice
* Traitor to the Race by Mab Segrest (South End)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography
* My Own Country by Abraham Verghese (Simon & Schuster)
* Last Watch of the Night by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace)
* My Life as a Pornographer by John Preston (Richard Kasak)
* Knowing When to Stop by Ned Rorem (Simon & Schuster)
* Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite by Lawrence Mass (Cassell)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst (Pantheon)
* Cultural Revolution by Norman Wong (Persea)
* American Studies by Mark Merlis (Houghton Mifflin)
* Sacred Lips of the Bronx by Doug Sadownick (St. Martin’s)
* Nightswimmer by Joseph Olshan (Simon & Schuster)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (Random House)
* Mad Man by Samuel Delaney (Richard Kasak)
* The Alienist by Caleb Carr (Random House)
* Mask for a Diva by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
* Queer Kind of Love by George Baxt (Otto Penzler)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* Collected Poems by Thom Gunn (FSG)
* The Other Man Was Me by Raphael Campo (Arte Publico)
* Ghost Letters by Richard McCann (Alice James)
* Wishing for Wings by Assotto Saint (Galiens Press)
* West of Yesterday, East of Summer by Paul Monette (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Studies
* Gay New York by George Chauncy (BasicBooks)
* Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell (Villard)
* Gay Soul edited by Mark Thompson (HarperSanFrancisco)
* Last Watch of the Night by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace)
* Queer and Loathing by David Feinberg (Viking)

* The Dyke and the Dybbuk by Ellen Galford (Seal)
* Barrel Fever by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
* Unofficial Gay MANual by Kevin Dilallo and Jack Krumholtz
* Glamourpuss by Christian McLaughlin (Dutton)
* Case of the Good-For-Nothing Girlfriend by Mabel Maney (Cleis)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography
* Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures edited by Renate Stendhal (Algonquin)
* Serving in Silence by Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer and Chris Fisher (Viking)
* One Art: Letters by Elizabeth Bishop (FSG)
* The Power and the Passion of M. Carey Thomas by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
* Memoir of a Race Traitor by Mab Segrest (South End)

Lesbian Fiction
* Gifts of the Body by Rebecca Brown (HarperCollins)
* House Rules by Heather Lewis (Doubleday/Nan Talese)
* Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
* The Dyke and the Dybbuk by Ellen Galford (Seal)
* Sir Fry by Emma Donoghue (HarperCollins)

Lesbian Mystery
* Small Sacrifice by Ellen Hart (Seal)
* Case of the Good-For-Nothing Girlfriend by Mabel Maney (Cleis)
* Sister’s Keeper by Randye Lordon (St. Martin’s)
* Body Guard by Claire McNab (Naiad)
* My Sweet Untraceable You by Sandra Scoppetone (Little Brown)

Lesbian Poetry
* Winter Numbers by Marilyn Hacker (Norton)
* American Dreams by Sapphire (Serpent’s Tail)
* Haruko/Love Poems by June Jordan (Serpent’s Tail)
* Normal Sex by Linda Smukler (Firebrand)
* White Pine by Mary Oliver (Random House)

Lesbian Studies
* Skin by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand)
* My American History by Sarah Schulman (Routledge)
* Chloe Plus Olivia edited by Lillian Faderman (Viking)
* Sportsdykes edited by Susan Fox Rogers (St. Martin’s)
* Her Tongue on My Theory by Kiss & Tell (Press Gang)

Photography/Visual Arts
* Family by Nancy Andrews (HarperSanFrancisco)
* Out in America by Out Magazine (Viking Studio)
* Masked Culture by Jack Kugelmass (Columbia University)
* Long Road to Freedom edited by Mark Thompson (St. Martin’s)
* Art of the Male Nude by Jim French (State of Man)

Publisher’s Service Award
* Barbara Smith, Kitchen Table Press

Science Fiction/Fantasy
* Trouble and Her Friends by Melissa Scott (TOR)
* The Furies by Suzy McKee Charnas (TOR)
* Metal Angel by Nancy Springer (ROC Fantasy)
* Storm Warning by Mercedes Lackey (Daw)
* Warrriors of Isis by Jean Stewart (Rising Tide)

Small Press
* Her Tongue on My Theory by Kiss & Tell (Press Gang)
* B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy (Alyson)
* Skin by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand)
* We Came All The Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? by Achy Obejas
* American Dreams by Sapphire (Serpent’s Tail)

1993 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader by Henry Abelove, Michele Aina Barale and David Halperin
* Growing Up Gay edited by Bennett L. Singer (New)
* Lesbian Culture by Julia Penelope and Susan Wolfe (Crossing)
* Sisters, Sexperts, and Queers by Arlene Stein (Plume)
* Eyes of Desire by Raymond Luczak (Alyson)

Children’s/Young Adult Literature
* The Cat Came Back by Hilary Mullins (Naiad)
* Saturday is Pattyday by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Annette Hegel
* We’re Not Alone by Rik Isensee (Lavender Press)
* Living In Secret by Christina Salat (Bantam)
* Uncle What-Is-It Is Coming To Visit!! written and illustrated by Michael Willhoite

* Angels in America: Millenium Approaches by Tony Kushner (TCG)
* The Destiny of Me by Larry Kramer (Plume)
* Falsettos by William Finn (Plume)
* We Oughta Be In Pictures by Julia Willis (Alamo Square)
* She’s Always Liked the Girls Best by Claudia Allen (Third Side)

Editor’s Choice
* A Star Bright Lie by Coleman Dowell (Dalkey Archive)

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography
* Genet by Edmund White (Knopf)
* City Poet by Brad Gooch (Knopf)
* Travels With Lizbeth by Lars Eighner (St. Martin’s)
* Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas (Viking)
* Coming Unbuttoned by James Broughton (City Lights)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* Living Upstairs by Joseph Hansen (Dutton)
* Fragments that Remain by Steven Corbin (Alyson)
* Martin and John by Dale Peck (HarperPerennial)
* The Listener by Bo Huston (St. Martin’s)
* Scissors, Paper, Rock by Fenton Johnson (Pocket)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* Catilina’s Riddle by Steven Saylor (St. Martin’s)
* Mae West Murder Case by George Baxt (St. Martin’s)
* Bohannon’s Country by Joseph Hansen (Viking)
* Torsos by John Cooke (Warner)
* Dead On Your Feet by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* Tie: Collected Poems by James Schuyler (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
* Tie: 1990 by Michael Klein (Provincetown Arts)
* My Alexandria by Mark Doty (University of Illinois)
* Orpheus in his Underwear by William Bory (Cythoera)
* Tranquil Lake of Love by Carl Cook (Vega)

Gay Men’s Studies
* Conduct Unbecoming by Randy Shilts (St. Martin’s)
* Stonewall by Martin Duberman (Dutton)
* A Place at the Table by Bruce Bawer (Poseidon)
* Cherry Grove/Fire Island by Esther Newman (Beacon)
* The Queen’s Throat by Wayne Koestenbaum (Vintage)

* Spawn of Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
* Hothead Paisan by Diane DiMassa (Cleis)
* Whores of Lost Atlantis by Charles Busch (Hyperion)
* Closet Case by Robert Rodi (Dutton)
* Members of the Tribe by Michael Willhoite (Alyson)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography
* Marguerite Yourcenar by Josyanne Savigneau (University of Chicago)
* Forty-Three Septembers by Jewelle Gomez (Firebrand)
* How Am I To Be Heard: Letters of Lillian Smith edited by Rose Gladney
* Mary Renault by David Sweetman (Harcourt Brace)
* Family Values by Phyllis Burke (Random House)

Lesbian Fiction
* Written on the Body by Jeannette Winterson (Knopf)
* Sea of Light by Jenifer Levin (Dutton)
* Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (Firebrand)
* Women On Women 2 edited by Joan Nestle & Naomi Holoch (Plume)
* Home Movies by Paula Martinac (Seal)

Lesbian Mystery
* Divine Victim by Mary Wings (Dutton)
* Trouble In Transylvania by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
* Long Goodbyes by Nikki Baker (Naiad)
* Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse by Mabel Maney (Cleis)
* I’ll Be Leaving You Always by Sandra Scoppetone (Little, Brown)

Lesbian Poetry
* The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance by Audre Lorde (Norton)
* The Last Generation by Cherrie Moraga (South End)
* The Black Back-Ups by Kate Rushin (Firebrand)
* Experimental Love Poetry by Cheryl Clarke (Firebrand)
* Collected Poems (1930-1993) by May Sarton (Norton)

Lesbian Studies
* Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold by Elizabeth Kennedy and Madeline Davis
* Blood, Bread, and Roses by Judy Grahn (Beacon)
* The Apparitional Lesbian by Terry Castle (Columbia University)
* Vampires & Violets by Andrea Weiss (Penguin)
* What is Found There by Adrienne Rich (Norton)

Publisher’s Service Award
* Michael Denneny, St. Martin’s Press

Science Fiction/Fantasy
* The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk (Bantam)
* Drawing Blood by Poppy Brite (Delacorte)
* In the Garden of Dead Cars by Sybil Claiborne (Cleis)
* Burning Bright by Melissa Scott (TOR)
* The Unfinished by Jay Laws (Alyson)

Small Press Book Award
* Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (Firebrand)
* Sojourner by Other Countries (Other Countries)
* Lotus of Another Color by Ratti Rakesh (Alyson)
* Eyes of Desire by Raymond Luczak (Alyson)
* Blue by Denise Ohio (MacPherson & Co.)

1992 Finalists (Winners listed first)
Children’s/Young Adult Literature
* When Heroes Die by Penny Raife Durant (Atheneum)
* The Daddy Machine by Johnny Valentine, illustrated by Lynette Schmidt
* A Boy’s Best Friend by Joan Alden, illustrated by Catherine Hopkins
* Drowning of Stephan Jones by Bette Greene (Bantam)
* Day They Put a Tax on Rainbows by Johnny Valentine, illustrated by Lynette Schmidt
Editor’s Choice
* Gay Ideas by Richard Mohr (Beacon)

Gay Men’s Anthologies
* A Member of the Family edited by John Preston (E.P. Dutton)
* Men on Men 4 edited by George Stambolian (Plume)
* Discontents edited by Dennis Cooper (Amethyst)
* Flesh and the Word edited by John Preston (E.P. Dutton)
* Here to Dare edited by Assotto Saint (Galiens)

Gay Men’s Fiction
* Let the Dead Bury the Dead by Randall Kenan (Harcourt Brace)
* Winter Eyes by Lev Raphael (St. Martin’s)
* Almost History by Christopher Bram (Donald I. Fine)
* Latin Moon in Manhattan by Jaime Manrique (St. Martin’s)
* Dream Life by Bo Huston (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Mystery
* The Hidden Law by Michael Nava (HarperCollins)
* Final Atonement by Steve Johnson (Onyx)
* Third Man Out by Richard Stevenson (St. Martin’s)
* Love You to Death by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
* One for the Master, Two for the Fool by Larry Townsend (Alyson)

Gay Men’s Nonfiction
* Becoming a Man by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace)
* Homoerotic Photograph by Allen Ellenzweig (Columbia University)
* Making History by Eric Marcus (HarperCollins)
* Making Trouble by John D’Emilio (Routledge)
* Heartlands by Darrell Yates Rist (E.P. Dutton)

Gay Men’s Poetry
* Counting Myself Lucky by Edward Field (Black Sparrow)
* The Man with Night Sweats by Thom Gunn (Farrar Straus)
* Ceremonies by Essex Hemphill (Plume)
* Strong Place by Tim Dlugos (Amethyst)
* Long Division by Rudy Kikel (Writers Block)

Gay Men’s Science Fiction/Fantasy
* China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh (TOR)
* Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite (Abyss/Delacorte)
* The Living One by Lewis Gannett (Random House)
* Cry Gender by Thomas T. Thomas (Baen)
* Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice (Knopf)

* Dykes to Watch Out For: The Sequel by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
* The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green by Eric Orner (St. Martin’s)
* The Night Audrey’s Vibrator Spoke by Andrea Natalie (Cleis)
* BB and the Diva by Rupert Kinnard (Alyson)
* That’s Ms. Bulldyke to You, Charlie by Jane Caminos (Madwoman)

Lesbian Anthologies
* The Persistent Desire edited by Joan Nestle (Alyson)
* Write from the Heart edited by Anita L. Pace (Baby Steps)
* Erotic Naiad edited by Katherine V. Forrest and Barbara Grier (Naiad)
* Wolf Girls at Vassar edited by Anne MacKay (Ten Percent)
* Poetry of Sex by Tee Corinne (Banned)

Lesbian Fiction
* Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound by Judith Katz (Firebrand)
* Empathy by Sarah Schulman (E.P. Dutton)
* Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw (Houghton Mifflin)
* Terrible Girls by Rebecca Brown (City Lights)
* On Ships at Sea by Madelyn Arnold (St. Martin’s)

Lesbian Mystery
* Two-Bit Tango by Elizabeth Pincus (Spinsters)
* Crazy for Loving by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)
* Deaths of Jocasta by J.M. Redman (New Victoria)
* Lavender House Murder by Nikki Baker (Naiad)
* Stage Fright by Ellen Hart (Seal)

Lesbian Nonfiction
* Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Cook (Viking)
* Persistent Desire edited by Joan Nestle (Alyson)
* The Earth House by Jeanne DuPrau (New Chapter)
* Practicing Eternity by Carol Givens and L. Diane Fortier (Paradigm)
* Shattered Applause by Robert A. Schanke (Southern Illinois University)

Lesbian Poetry
* Undersong by Audre Lorde (Norton)
* Black Slip by Terry Wolverton (Clothespin Fever)
* Cultivating Excess by Lori Anderson (Eighth Mountain)
* According to Her Contours by Nancy Boutilier (Black Sparrow)
* Lady Sun, Lady Moon by Diane Stein (Crossing)

Lesbian Science Fiction/Fantasy
* Ammonite by Nicola Griffith (Del Rey)
* Return to Isis by Jean Stewart (Rising Tide)
* Speaking Dreams by Severna Park (Firebrand)
* Dreamships by Melissa Scott (TOR)
* Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound by Judith Katz (Firebrand)

Publisher’s Service Award
* Craig Rodwell Founder, Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop

Small Press Book Award
* Memories That Smell Like Gasoline by David Wojnarowicz (Artspace)
* A Perilous Advantage by Natalie Barney (New Victoria)
* Here to Dare edited by Assotto Saint (Galiens)
* To Kill a Cardinal by Michael Rumaker (Arthur Mann Kaye)
* Hot Chicken Wings by Jyl Lynn Felman (Aunt Lute)

1991 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* The Duke Who Outlawed Jelly Beans: and Other Stories by Johnny Valentine, illustrated by Lynette Schmidt
* Gloria Goes to Gay Pride by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Russell Crocker
* How Would You Feel if Your Dad Was Gay? by Ann Heron and Meredith Maran, illustrated by Kris Kovick
* Lark in the Morning by Nancy Garden (Farrar Straus Giroux)
* Sudden Strangers by Aaron and Walter Fricke (St. Martin’s Press)

* Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in 20th Century America by Lillian Faderman

* Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men edited by Essex Hemphill
* Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction edited by Edmund White (Faber & Faber)
* Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong edited by John Preston
* Indivisible: New Short Fiction by West Coast Gay & Lesbian Writers Edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
* Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics and Practice edited by Mark Thompson

* What the Dead Remember by Harlan Greene (E.P. Dutton)
* Frisk by Dennis Cooper (Grove Weidenfeld)
* Halfway Home by Paul Monette (Crown)
* Language We Use Up Here by Philip Gambone (E.P. Dutton)
* Vanishing Rooms by Melvin Dixon (E.P. Dutton)

* A Country of Old Men by Joseph Hansen (Viking)
* Best Performance by a Patsy by Stan Cutler (E.P. Dutton)
* The Face on the Cutting Room Floor by Stan Cutler (E.P. Dutton)
* Master’s Counterpoints by Larry Townsend (Alyson)
* Sorry Now? by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s)

* The Zuni Man-Woman by Will Roscoe (University of New Mexico)
* Close To the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz (Vintage)
* Cures: A Gay Man’s Odyssey by Martin Duberman (E.P. Dutton)
* Genteel Pagan: The Double Life of Charles Warren Stoddard by Roger Austen, edited by John W. Crowley
* Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare’s England by Bruce R. Smith

* The Road Before Us: 100 Gay Black Poets edited by Assoto Saint (Galiens)
* Bethlehem in Broad Daylight by Mark Doty (David R. Godine)
* The Burnt Pages by John Ash (Random House)
* Hand over Heart by David Trinidad (Amethyst)
* Sex-Charge by Perry Brass (Belhue)

* The Dark Beyond the Stars by Frank M. Robinson (TOR)
* Embracing the Dark edited by Eric Garber (Alyson)
* Mirage by Perry Brass (Belhue)
* Steam by Jay B. Laws (Alyson)
* Vampires Anonymous by Jeffrey N. McMahan (Alyson)

* Putting on the Ritz by Joe Keenan (Viking)
* Coming Out!: More Fun ‘n’ Games by Elizabeth Dean, Linda Wells, and Andrea Curren
* Strange Angel by Ben Davis (Corona Publishing Co.)
* What I Love about Lesbian Politics Is Arguing with People I Agree With by Kris Kovick
* Women’s Glib: A Collection of Women’s Humor edited by Rosalind Warren

* Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About edited by Carla Trujillo
* Bi Any Other Name edited by Loraine Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu (Alyson)
* Indivisible: New Short Fiction by West Coast Gay & Lesbian Writers edited by Terry Wolverton and Robert Drake
* An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality edited by Judith Barrington
* Lesbians at Midlife: The Creative Transition edited by Barbara Sang, Joyce Warshow, and Adrienne Smith

* Tie: The Revolution of Little Girls by Blanche Boyd (Alfred A. Knopf)
* Tie: The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez (Firebrand)
* Benediction by Diane Salvatore (Naiad)
* Just Say Yes by Judith McDaniel (Firebrand)
* Minimax by Anna Livia (Eighth Mountain)

* Murder by Tradition by Katherine V. Forrest (Naiad)
* Cop Out by Claire McNab (Naiad)
* Everything You Have is Mine by Sandra Scoppetone (Little Brown)
* Final Session by Mary Morell (Spinsters Book Co.)
* The Providence File by Amanda Kyle Williams (Naiad)

* Cancer in Two Voices by Sandra Butler and Barbara Rosenblum
* Gertrude and Alice by Diane Souhami (Pandora)
* An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality edited by Judith Barrington
* Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America by Lillian Faderman
* Rebellion: Essays 1980-1991 by Minnie Bruce Pratt (Firebrand)

* An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991 by Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton)
* Artemis in Echo Park by Eloise Klein Healy (Firebrand)
* Fear of Subways by Maureen Seaton (Eighth Mountain)
* The Forbidden Poems by Becky Birtha (Seal)
* Not Me by Eileen Myles (Semiotext(e))

* The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez (Firebrand)
* Mega by B.L. Holmes (Mother Courage)
* Shadows of Aggar by Chris Anne Wolfe (New Victoria)
* Stranded by Camarin Grae (Naiad)
* Zeta Base by Judith Alguire (Naiad)

* Gay Roots: Twenty Years of Gay Sunshine edited by Winston Leyland
* The Advocate Advisor by Pat Califia (Alyson)
* How Do I Look?: Queer Film and Videos edited by Bad Object-Choices (Bay)
* Putting Out ’91 edited by Edisol W. Dotson (Putting Out)
* Rusty: How Me and Her Went to Colorado and Everything, Except Not Really by Garbo

1990 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* The Way We Live Now edited by Elizabeth Osbourn (Theater Communications Group)
* AIDS Demo Graphics by Douglas Crimp (Bay)
* Inventing AIDS by Cindy Patton (Routledge)
* Surviving AIDS by Michael Callen (HarperCollins)
* Women, AIDS & Activism by ACT UP/New York Women (South End)

* The Encyclopedia Of Homosexuality edited by Wayne Dynes (Garland)

* Men On Men 3 edited by George Stambolian (Plume)
* Gay Men of Alcoholics Anonymous by Robert Kus (WinterStar)
* Keys To Caring edited by Robert Kus (Alyson)
* Men & Intimacy edited by Franklin Abbott (Crossing)
* Triple Fiction by Cassady, Smith & Stone (Los Hombres)

* Dancing On Tisha B’av by Lev Raphael (St. Martin’s)
* The Body and Its Dangers by Allen Barnett (St. Martin’s)
* Horse and Other Stories by Bo Huston (Amethyst)
* Landscape: Memory by Matthew Stadler (Scribners)
* This Every Night by Patrick Moore (Amethyst)

* The Body and Its Dangers by Allen Barnett (St. Martin’s)
* Afterlife by Paul Monette (Crown)
* Home At the End of the World by Michael Cunningham (FSG)
* Music I Never Dreamed Of by John Gilgun (Amethyst)
* A Place I’ve Never Been by David Leavitt (Viking)

* Howtown by Michael Nava (HarperCollins)
* Black Marble Pool by Stan Leventhal (Amethyst)
* Body To Dye For by Grant Michaels (St. Martin’s)
* Boy Who Was Buried This Morning by Joseph Hansen (Viking)
* Why Isn’t Becky Twitchell Dead? by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s)

* Coming Out Under Fire by Alan Berube (Free)
* Behind The Mask by Dave Pallone (Viking)
* My Country, My Right To Serve by Mary Ann Humphrey (HarperCollins)
* So Little Time by Mike Hippler (Celestial Arts)
* Trouble With Harry Hay by Stuart Timmons (Alyson)

* Decade Dance by Michael Lassell (Alyson)
* Body In Flames by Francisco Alarcon (Chronicle)
* Buried Body by Mark Ameen (Amethyst)
* Healing Notebooks by Kenny Fries (Open)
* Special Deliveries by James Broughton (Broken Moon)

* Tie: Magic’s Price by Mercedes Lackey (DAW)
* Tie: Secret Matter by Toby Johnson (Lavender)
* Alternate Casts by Marsh Cassady (Banned)
* Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit by Storm Constantine (TOR)
* The Gift by Scott Edelman (Space and Time)

* Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite (Alyson)
* Gays In Uniform by Kate Dyer (Alyson)
* Hard Plays/Stiff Parts by Robert Chesley (Alamo Square)
* Some Dance To Remember by Jack Fritscher (Knights)
* Trouble With Harry Hay by Stuart Timmons (Alyson)

* New, Improved Dykes To Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand)
* Meatmen Vol. 8 edited by Terry Woodrow (Tough Dove)
* More Lesbian Etiquette by Gail Sausser (Crossing)
* Stonewall Riots by Andrea Natalie (Andrea Natalie)
* Susie Sexpert’s Lesbian Sex World by Susie Bright (Cleis)

* Women On Women edited by Joan Nestle & Naomi Holoch (Plume)
* Lesbian Bedtime Stores 2 edited by Terry Woodrow (Tough Dove)
* Lesbian Philosophies and Cultures edited by Jeffner Allen (SUNY)
* Lesbian Texts and Contexts edited by Karla Jay & Joanne Glasgow (NYU)
* Speaking Four Ourselves edited by Irene Zahava (Crossing)

* Her by Cherry Muhanji (Aunt Lute Foundation)
* Simple Songs by Vickie Sears (Firebrand)
* Take Me to the Underground by Renee Hansen (Crossing)
* Virago by Karen Marie Christa Minns (Naiad)
* Voyages Out 2 by Julie Blackwomon & Nona Caspers (Seal)

* Out of Time by Paula Martinac (Seal)
* Don Juan In the Village by Jane DeLynn (Pantheon)
* Incidents Involving Mirth by Anna Livia (Eighth Mountain)
* My Jewish Face by Melanie Kay/Kantrowitz (Aunt Lute)
* People In Trouble by Sarah Schulman (Dutton)

* Tie: Gaudi Afternoon by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
* Tie: Ninth Life by Lauren Wright Douglas (Naiad)
* A Captive In Time by Sarah Dreher (New Victoria)
* Death Down Under by Claire McNab (Naiad)
* Slick by Camarin Grae (Naiad)

* The Safe Sea of Women by Bonnie Zimmerman (Beacon)
* Ceremonies of the Heart by Becky Butler (Seal)
* Exile in the Promised Land by Marcia Freedman (Firebrand)
* Loony-Bin Trip by Kate Millett (Simon & Schuster)
* The Safe Sea of Women by Bonnie Zimmerman (Beacon)
* Susie Sexpert’s Lesbian Sex World by Susie Bright (Cleis)

* Going Back to the River by Marilyn Hacker (Random House)
* Chant of the Women of Magdalena by SDiane Bogus (Woman in the Moon)
* Crime Against Nature by Minnie Bruce Pratt (Firebrand)
* A Few Words in the Mother Tongue by Irena Klepfisz (Eighth Mountain)
* Patience of Metal by Yvonne Zipter (Hutchinson House)

* Gossamer Axe by Gael Baudino (ROC)
* Doc and Fluff by Pat Califia (Alyson)
* Mighty Good Road by Melissa Scott (Baen)
* Priorities by Lynda Lyons (Naiad)
* Virago by Karen Marie Christa Minns (Naiad)

* Different Mothers edited by Louise Rafkin (Cleis)
* Making Face/Making Soul by Gloria Anzaldua (Aunt Lute)
* Black Women’s Health Book by Evelyn C. White (Seal)
* Dykes-Loving-Dykes by BevJo, Linda Strega & Ruston (Battleaxe)
* Staying Power by Susan Johnson (Naiad)

* Phil Willkie & Greg Baysans, The James White Review

1989 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* Reports from the Holocaust by Larry Kramer (St. Martin’s Press)
* AIDS and Its Metaphors by Susan Sontag (Ferrar Straus & Giroux)
* Epitaphs for the Living edited by Billy Howard (SMU Press)
* In Memory of Angel Clare by Christopher Bram (Donald I. Fine)
* Personal Dispatches edited by John Preston (St. Martin’s Press)

* Lifting Belly Gertrude Stein edited by Rebecca Mark (Naiad Press)

* Hidden from History edited by Martin B. Duberman et. al. (New American Library)
* Collected Plays of Charles Ludlam by Charles Ludlam (Harper & Row)
* Finale: Stories of Mystery edited by Michael Nava (Alyson Publications)
* Personal Dispatches edited by John Preston (St. Martin’s Press)
* Twice Blessed edited by Christie Balka & Andy Rose (Beacon)

* The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket by John Weir (Harper & Row)
* A Visitation of Spirits by Randall Kenan (Grove Press)
* About Courage by Mickey C. Fleming (Holloway House)
* Eighty-Sixed by David B. Feinberg (Viking/Penguin)
* The Buccaneer by M.S. Hunter (Alyson Publications)

* Eighty-Sixed by David B. Feinberg (Viking/Penguin)
* Closer by Dennis Cooper (Grove)
* In Memory of Angel Clare by Christopher Bram (Donald I. Fine)
* Shy by Kevin Killian (Crossing Press)
* Sure of You by Armistead Maupin (Harper & Row)

* Simple Suburban Murder by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s Press)
* Caravaggio Shawl by Samuel M. Steward (Alyson Publications)
* Faultlines: Stories of Suspense by Stan Leventhal (Banned Books)
* Finale edited by Michael Nava (Alyson Publications)
* Somewhere in the Night by Jeffrey N. McMahan (Alyson Publications)

* In Search of Gay America by Neil Miller (Atlantic Monthly)
* Accepting Ourselves by Sheppard B. Kominars (Harper & Row)
* Being Homosexual by Richard A. Isay (Farrar Straus & Giroux)
* James Baldwin: Artist on Fire by W.J. Weatherby (Donald I. Fine)
* Memoirs of A Bastard Angel by Harold Norse (William Morrow)

* Somewhere in the Night by Jeffrey N. McMahan (Alyson Publications)
* Walking Water/After All This by Thom Nickels (Banned Books)
* Key West 2720 AD by William K. Eakins (Knights Press)
* Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey (DAW)
* Gentle Warriors by Geoff Mains (Knights Press)

* Gay Comics edited by Robert Triptow (New American Library)
* Cut-Outs and Cut-Ups by Elizabeth Dean et. Al (New Victoria Publications)
* Kvetch by T.R. Witomski (Celestial Arts)
* Lesbian Love Advisor by Celeste West (Cleis Press)
* Run That Sucker at Six!!! by N. Leigh Dunlap (St. Martin’s Press)

* Hidden From History edited by Martin B. Duberman et. al. (New American Library)
* Intricate Passions edited by Tee Corinne (Banned Books)
* Out the Other Side edited by C. McEwen & S. O’Sullivan (Crossing Press)
* Lesbian Bedtime Stories edited by Terry Woodrow (Tough Dove)
* Lesbian Love Stories edited by Irene Zahava (Crossing Press)

* The Names of the Moons of Mars by Patricia R. Schwartz (New Victoria Publications)
* Bar Stories: A Novel After All by Nisa Donnelly (St. Martin’s Press)
* Eye of a Hurricane by Ruthann Robson (Firebrand Books)
* Rose Penski by Roz Perry (Naiad Press)
* Voyages Out by Paula Martinac & Carla Tomaso (Seal Press)

* The Bar Stories: A Novel After All by Nisa Donnelly (St. Martin’s Press)
* After the Fire by Jane Rule (Naiad Press)
* Education of Harriet Hatfield by May Sarton (W.W. Norton)
* Trespassing and Other Stories by Valerie Miner (Crossing Press)
* The Big Mama Stories by Shay Youngblood (Firebrand Books)

* The Beverly Malibu by Katherine V. Forrest (Naiad Press)
* Dog Collar Murders by Barbara Wilson (Seal Press)
* Fatal Reunion by Clair McNab (Naiad Press)
* Hallowed Murder by Ellen Hart (Seal Press)
* The Contactees Die Young by Antoinette Azolakov (Banned Books)

* Really Reading Gertrude Stein edited by Judy Grahn (Crossing Press)
* Twice Blessed edited by Christie Balka & Andy Rose (Beacon)
* Lesbian Love Advisor by Celeste West (Cleis Press)
* There’s Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You edited by Loralee MacPike (Naiad Press)
* Desert Years by Cynthia Rich (spinsters/Aunt Lute)

* What Did Miss Darrington See? edited by Jessica A. Salmonson (Feminist Press)
* Clicking Stones by Nancy Tyler Glenn (Naiad Press)
* In The Blood by Lauren Wright Douglas (Naiad Press)
* Memories and Visions edited by Susanna J. Sturgis (Crossing Press)
* Sue Slate: Private Eye by Lee Lynch (Naiad)

* Poets for Life edited by Michael Klein (Crown Publishers)
* Humid Pitch: Narrative Poetry by Cheryl Clarke (Firebrand Books)
* Naming the Waves edited by Christian McEwen (Crossing Press)
* Reader by Robert Gluck (Lapis Press)
* Time’s Power: Poems 1985-1988 by Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton)

* My Life as a Mole by Larry Mitchell, illustrated by Bill Rice (Calamus Books)
* Matlovich: The Good Soldier by Mike Hippler (Alyson Publications)
* Letting in the Night by Joan Lindau (Firebrand Books)
* Men of Color by Vega Studios (Vega Books)
* River of Promise by Judy Dahl (LuraMedia)

* Losing Uncle Tim by MaryKate Jordan (Whitman, Albert & Co.)
* Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman, Illustrated by Diane Souza
* Jack by A.M. Homes (Macmillan)
* Unlived Affections by George Shannon
* When Someone You Know Is Gay by Susan and Daniel Cohen (Evans)

1988 Finalists (Winners listed first)
* Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
* The Quilt by Cindy Ruskin, Matt Herron and Deborah Zemke (Pocket Books)
* AIDS: The Women edited by Ines Rieder and Patricia Ruppelt (Cleis Press)
* Ground Zero by Andrew Holleran (William Morrow)
* Mortal Embrace: Living with AIDS by Emmanuel Dreuilhe (Hill & Wang)

* Why Can’t Sharon Kowalski Come Home? by Karen Thompson And Julie Andrzejewski (Spinsters/Aunt Lute)

* The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst (Random House)
* River Road by C.F. Borgman (New American Library)
* Mountain Climbing In Sheridan Square by Stan Levanthal (Banned Books)
* Blue Heaven by Joe Keenan (Viking)
* Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of O. Wilde by Russell A. Brown (St. Martin’s Press)

* The Beautiful Room Is Empty by Edmund White (Alfred A. Knopf)
* The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst (Random House)
* Valley of the Shadow by Christopher Davis (St. Martin’s Press)
* Second Son by Robert Ferro (Crown Publishing)
* The Temple by Stephen Spender (Grove Press)

* Goldenboy by Michael Nava (Alyson Publications)
* Death Takes the Stage by Donald Ward (St. Martin’s Press)
* Unicorn Mountain by Michael Bishop (Willliam Morrow)
* Obedience by Joseph Hansen (Mysterious Press)
* Who’s Next by George Baxt (International Polygonics)

* Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
* Permanent Partners by Betty Berzon, Ph.D. (E.P. Dutton)
* The Male Couple’s Guide to Living Together by Eric Marcus (Harper & Row)
* Looking At Gay and Lesbian Life by Warren Blumenfeld and Diane Raymond
* Living the Spirit edited by Will Roscoe (St. Martin’s Press)

* Tie: Goldenboy by Michael Nava (Alyson Publications)
* Tie: The Delight of Hearts by Ahmad al-Tifashi (Gay Sunshine Press)
* Shadows of Love: American Gay Fiction edited by Charles Jurrist (Alyson Publications)
* Gay Men & Women Who Enriched the World by Thomas Cowan (Mulvey Books)
* Unnatural Quotations by Leigh W. Rutledge (Alyson Publications)

* Bird-Eyes by Madelyn Arnold (Seal Press)
* Sunday’s Child by Joyce Bright (Naiad Press)
* Mundane’s World by Judy Grahn (Crossing Press)
* The Finer Grain by Denise Ohio (Naiad Press)
* A Mistress Moderately Fair by Katherine Sturtevant (Alyson Publications)

* Trash by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand Books)
* After Delores by Sarah Schulman (E.P. Dutton)
* The Secret in the Bird by Camarin Grae (Naiad Press)
* The Prosperine Papers by Jan Clausen (Crossing Press)
* Bingo by Rita Mae Brown (Bantam)

* Skiptrace by Antoinette Azolakov (Banned Books)
* Lessons In Murder by Claire McNab (Naiad Press)
* Mundane’s World by Judy Grahn (Crossing Press)
* Heavy Gilt by Dolores Klaich (Naiad Press)
* The Crystal Curtain by Sandy Bayer (Alyson Publications)

* Lesbian Ethics: Toward New Value by Sarah Lucia Hoagland
* The Amazon and the Page: Natalie Clifford Barney and Renee Vivien by Karla Jay
* Why Can’t Sharon Kowalski Come Home? by Karen Thompson & Julie Andzrejewski (Spinsters/Aunt Lute)
* A Burst of Light by Audre Lorde (Firebrand Books)
* Permanent Partners by Betty Berzon, Ph.D. (E.P. Dutton)

* Trash by Dorothy Allison (Firebrand Books)
* Before Stonewall by A. Weiss and G. Schiller (Naiad Press)
* More Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Firebrand Books)
* Macho Sluts by Pat Califia (Alyson Publications)
* Why Can’t Sharon Kowalski Come Home? by Karen Thompson & Julie Andrzejewski

* Gay & Lesbian Poetry in our Time edited by Carl Morse & Joan Larkin
* Sappho: Poems and Fragments translated by Josephine Balmer (Meadowland Books)
* Love Alone: Eighteen Elegies for Rog by Paul Monette (St. Martin’s Press)
* The Silence Now by May Sarton (W.W. Norton)
* The Inner Room by James Merrill (Alfred A. Knopf)

* Sasha Alyson, Alyson Publications