2019 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS*
*Winners for Lesbian Fiction, Gay Fiction, Bisexual Fiction, Transgender Fiction, and LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror only.
The Lambda Literary Awards ("The Lammys"), started in 1989, recognize the best LGBTQ books published in a given year across dozens of categories. From the very first year they have made the statement that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer stories are part of the literature of the nation.
Read more about the Lambda Literary Awards and Lambda Literary, which administers them, at this link: https://www.lambdaliterary.org/
WINNER, Lambda Literary AwardIn this visionary novel by Larissa Lai--her first in sixteen years--a community of parthenogenic women, sent into exile by the male-dominated Salt Water City, goes to war against disease, technology, and powerful men that threaten them with extinction.
WINNER, Lambda Literary Award"You're gonna need a rock and a whole lotta medicine" is a mantra that Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, repeats to himself in this vivid and utterly compelling novel.
At the heart of this sweeping saga of twentieth-century Iran is the unforgettable story of Kimi Sadr-punk-rock aficionado, storyteller extraordinaire, a modern Scheherazade divided between family traditions and her "disorientalization."
WINNER, Lambda Literary Award; Firecracker Award for Fiction; $60,000 Amazon Canada First Novel Award