Our 4 Lambda Literary Award Winners

logo-mobileLambda Literary, the nation’s leading organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) literature, has announced the winners of its 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”), with Penguin Random House authors receiving four awards, including the Visionary Award, a lifetime achievement honor presented to Jacqueline Woodson.  The ceremony, bringing together authors, publishers and sponsors to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature, took place Monday night, June 12, at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Here are our 2017 Lammy Award winners in the following categories:

LGBT Nonfiction

Lambda-WinnersHOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France, (Alfred A. Knopf)

LGBT Science Fiction / Fantasy/ Horror

THE DEVOURERS by Indra Das (Del Rey)

Gay Mystery

SPEAKERS OF THE DEAD: A Walt Whitman Mystery by J. Aaron Sanders (Plume)

Visionary Award

j woodsonJacqueline Woodson, author of such acclaimed books as the National Book Award-winning BROWN GIRL DREAMING (Nancy Paulsen Books/Puffin), received the Visionary Award for “breaking new ground in the field of LGBT literature.” Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon introduced Woodson as a “writer who is part of the institution but stands outside it and critiques.”

Congratulations to our award-winning authors, editors and publishers.

View the complete list of 2017 Lambda Literary Awards winners here.

Posted: June 13, 2017