Allan Gurganus, Margaret Cho among Lambda Literary Award winners

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com May 06 2002 11:00 PM ET

The 14th annual Lambda Literary Awards were presented in New York, and this year's honorees include authors Achy Obejas (Days of Awe), Allan Gurganus (The Practical Heart), and Margaret Cho (for her memoir, I'm the One That I Want). Special awards were presented to author Alexander Chee (for Edinburgh, his novel about pedophilia and its consequences), the Astraea Lesbian Action Foundation for its Writers Fund, and the University of Wisconsin Press.

Here is a complete list of winners of the 14th annual Lambda Literary Awards:

Gay Men's Fiction: The Practical Heart, Allan Gurganus (Knopf)

Lesbian Fiction: Days of Awe, Achy Obejas (Ballantine)

Lesbian Poetry: Fox, Adrienne Rich (Norton)

Gay Men's Poetry: The Source, Mark Doty (HarperCollins)

Lesbian Mystery: Merchant of Venus, Ellen Hart (St. Martin's Press)

Gay Men's Mystery: Rag and Bone, Michael Nava (Putnam)

LGBT Biography: The Scarlet Professor, Barry Werth (Doubleday)

Memoir/Autobiography: The Noonday Demon, Andrew Solomon (Scribner)

Anthologies—Fiction: Diva Book of Short Stories, Helen Sandler, editor (Millivres Books)

Anthologies—Nonfiction: The Greatest Taboo, Delroy Constantine-Simms, editor (Alyson Books)

Humor: Fraud, David Rakoff (Doubleday)

Science Fiction/Fantasy: Point of Dreams, Lisa A. Barnett and Melissa Scott (Tor Books)

Religion/Spirituality (tie): Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible, Ken Stone, editor (The Pilgrim Press); Escaping God's Closet, Bernard Duncan Mayes (University Press of Virginia)

Photography/Visual Arts: Dear Friends, David Deitcher (Harry N. Abrams)

Children/Young Adult: Finding H.F., Julia Watts (Alyson Books)

LGBT Small Press: Conversaciones! Mariama Romo-Carmona (Cleis Press)

Erotica: See Dick Deconstruct, Ian Philips (AttaGirl Press)

Bisexuality/Transgender: Omnigender, Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (The Pilgrim Press)

Romance: Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

LGBT Studies: Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court, Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price (Basic Books)

Publisher Service Award: University of Wisconsin Press, Living Out series

Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award: Astraea Lesbian Action Foundation Writers Fund

Editor's Choice Award: Edinburgh, Alexander Chee (Welcome Rain)

Lambda Literary Foundation Bridge Builders Award: I'm the One That I Want, Margaret Cho (Ballantine)