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John Irving Wins at Lambda Literary Awards

All the winners of the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards were revealed in New York City. We’ve included the complete list of winners below.

John Irving took the bisexual fiction award for In One PersonCheryl Burke took the bisexual nonfiction award for My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B. Comedian Kate Clinton hosted the ceremony at the Great Hall at Cooper Union. Here’s more from the release:

the Lambda ceremony brought together almost 500 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature and 25 years of the groundbreaking literary awards. Legendary performer Janis Ian took to the stage at the ceremony, and the VIP After-Party at the New Museum was hosted by super-hot DJ Honey Dijon making a quarter century of the “Lammys” a night to remember.

25th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners

Bisexual (2 winners; 1 fiction, 1 nonfiction)
In One Person, John Irving, Simon & Schuster
My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B, Cheryl Burke, Topside Signature

Gay General Fiction
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Cinco
Puntos Press

Gay Memoir/Biography
Fire in the Belly, Cynthia Carr, Bloomsbury

Gay Mystery
Lake on the Mountain: A Dan Sharp Mystery, Jeffrey Round, Dundurn

Gay Poetry
He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices, Stephen S. Mills, Sibling Rivalry Press

Gay Romance
Kamikaze Boys, Jay Bell, Jay Bell Books

Gay Erotica
The Facialist, Mykola Dementiuk, JMS Books

Lesbian General Fiction
The World We Found: A Novel, Thrity Umrigar, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper

Lesbian Memoir/Biography
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson, Grove/Atlantic

Lesbian Mystery
Ill Will, J.M. Redmann, Bold Strokes Books

Lesbian Poetry
Sea and Fog, Etel Adnan, Nightboat Books

Lesbian Romance
Month of Sundays, Yolanda Wallace, Bold Strokes Books

Lesbian Erotica
The Harder She Comes: Butch/Femme Erotica, D.L. King, Cleis Press

LGBT Anthology
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, Justin Hall – Editor, Fantagraphics Books

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

LGBT Debut Fiction
The Summer We Got Free, Mia McKenzie, BGD Press

LGBT Drama
The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan, Marc Robinson, University of Michigan Press

LGBT Nonfiction
Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas, Dale Carpenter, W. W. Norton & Company

LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Green Thumb, Tom Cardamone, Lethe Press

LGBT Studies
Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, University of Michigan Press

Transgender Fiction
The Collection: Short Fiction From The Transgender Vanguard, Edited by Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod, Topside Press

Transgender Nonfiction
Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies, edited by Finn Enke, Temple University Press

Dr. James Duggins Mid-Career Novelist Prize
Nicola Griffith
Trebor Healey

Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Awards
Sassafras Lowrey
Carter Sickels

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