Lambda Literary Awards

Our LAMBDA Literary Awards Finalists

Lambda Literary, America’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature, has announced the finalists of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (a.k.a  the “Lammys”).  Among the finalists are five books published by Penguin Random House imprints and one title by a Penguin Random House Publisher Services client publisher. 

Lesbian Fiction MARRIAGE OF A THOUSAND LIES by SJ Sindu (Soho Press, a PRHPS client) Gay Fiction THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES by John Boyne (Hogarth) Transgender Fiction  LONG BLACK VEIL by Jennifer Finney Boylan (Crown) LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult  ASHES TO ASHEVILLE by Sarah Dooley (Putnam Books for Young Readers) KEITH HARING: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring (Author) & Robert Neubecker (Illustrator) (Dial Books for Young Readers) WE NOW RETURN TO REGULAR LIFE by Martin Wilson (Dial Books for Young Readers) View the complete list of LAMBDA Literary Awards finalists here. They were chosen from nearly 1,000 submissions and over 300 publishers. The winners will be announced at a gala Lammys ceremony on Monday, June 4 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.  

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.