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Originally published on Advocate.com February 07 2002 1:00 AM ET


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2002-02-07

Lambda Literary finalists announced





The Lambda Literary Foundation announced this week the finalists for the 14th annual Lambda Literary Awards for excellence in GLBT literature. Alyson Publications led the field with 11 nominations, followed by St. Martin's Press with four and Alice Street Editions/Haworth Press and Viking Press with three each. The awards will be presented on May 2 in New York City.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

Lesbian Fiction: Days of Awe, Achy Obejas (Ballantine); Hoochie Mama: The Other White Meat, Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster); Light, Coming Back, Ann Wadsworth (Alyson); Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux); Yin Fire, Alexandra Grilikhes (Alice Street Editions/Haworth Press)

Gay Men's Fiction: The Heart is Deceitful in All Things, JT LeRoy (Bloomsbury); In the City of Shy Hunters, Tom Spanbauer (Grove Press); The Marble Quilt, David Leavitt, (Houghton Mifflin); The Practical Heart, Allan Gurganus, (Knopf); The Rose City, David Ebershoff, (Viking)

Lesbian Poetry: Fox, Adrienne Rich (Norton); Here, Letta Neely (Wildheart Press); Mr. Bluebird, Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Painted Leaf); Skies, Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow); Why Things Burn, Daphne Gottleib (Soft Skull Press)

Gay Men's Poetry: Before Time Could Change Them, Constantine Cavafy (Harcourt Brace); Harmless Medicine, Justin Chin (Manic D Press); Hard Evidence, Timothy Liu (Talisman House); Love Speaks Its Name, J. D. McClatchy (Knopf); Source, Mark Doty (Harper Collins)

Lesbian Mystery: Back to Salem, Alex Marcoux (Alice Street Editions/Haworth Press); Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy, Mabel Maney (Harper Entertainment); Merchant of Venus, Ellen Hart (St. Martin's); Moving Targets, Pat Welch (Bella Books); Witchfire, Lauren Maddison (Alyson)

Gay Men's Mystery: Boy Toy, Michael Craft (St. Martin's Press); The Butcher's Son, Dorien Grey (GLB Publishers); Making a Killing, Warren Dunford (Alyson); Rag and Bone, Michael Nava (G.P. Putnam); Sex and Murder.Com, Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin's Press)

Spirituality: Coming Out Young and Faithful, Leanne McCall Tigert and Timothy Brown, eds. (The Pilgrim Press); Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian, Vanessa Sheridan (The Pilgrim Press); Escaping God's Closet: The Revelations of a Queer Priest, Bernard Duncan Mayes (University Press of Virginia); Gifted by Otherness, L. William Countryman and M.R. Ritley (Morehouse); Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible, Ken Stone, ed. (The Pilgrim Press)

Small Press: Calendar Boy, Andy Quan (New Star Books); Conversaciones!, Mariana Romo-Carmona (Cleis Press); Creating Man, Michael G. Cornelius (Vineyard Press); Scared Straight, Robert N. Minor (HumanityWorks!); The Wild Man, Patricia Nell Warren (Wildcat)

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: Bending the Landscape: Horror, Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel, eds. (Overlook); Bound in Blood, David Thomas Lord (Kensington); Gumshoe Gorilla, Keith Hartman (Meisha Merlin); Point of Dreams, Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett (Tor); Vampire Vow, Michael Schiefelbein (Alyson)

Romance: Any Kind of Luck, William Jack Sibley (Kensington); Mirrors, Marianne K. Martin (Bella Books); Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux); Substitute for Love, Karin Kallmaker (Naiad Press); Vadriel Vail, Vincent Virga (Alyson)

Fiction Anthologies: Bending the Landscape: Horror, Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel, eds. (Overlook); Diva Book of Short Stories, Helen Sandler, ed. (Millivres Books); Love Shook My Heart 2, Jess Wells, ed. (Alyson); Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors, Jay Quinn, ed. (Second Tier/Haworth Press); Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America, Quang Bao, Hanya Yanagihara, and Timothy Liu, eds. (Asian American Writers' Workshop)

Nonfiction Anthologies: The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality In Black Communities, Delroy Constantine-Simms, ed. (Alyson); His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress: Lesbian Writers on Their Fathers, Catherine Reid and Holly K. Iglesias, eds. (Alice Street Editions/Haworth Press); In a Queer Country, Terry Goldie, ed. (Arsenal Pulp Press); Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation, Rebecca Alpert, Sue Levi Elwell, and Shirley Idelson, eds. (Rutgers University Press); Out in the Castro: Desire, Promise, Activism, Winston Leyland, ed. (Leyland Publishing)

Humor: Drama Queen, Patrick Price (St. Martin's Press); Fraud, David Rakoff (Doubleday); Hoochie Mama, Erika Lopez (Simon and Schuster); The Inflatable Butch, Ellen Orleans (Alyson); My Little Book of Neuroses, Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)

GLBT Studies: All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America, Suzanna Danuta Walters (University of Chicago Press); Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969, William J. Mann (Viking Press); Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court, Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price (Basic Books); The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's, Ricardo J. Brown, William Reichard, ed. (University of Minnesota Press); Lesbian Empire: Radical Crosswriting in the Twenties, Gay Wachman (Rutgers University Press)

Children/Young Adult: Empress of the World, Sara Ryan (Viking); Finding H.F., Julia Watts (Alyson); Love Rules, Marilyn Reynolds (Morning Glory Press); Rainbow Boys, Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster); Spot, Todd Tuttle (Window Books)

GLBT Biography: Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson, Alison Lurie (Viking); The Masks of Mary Renault, Caroline Zilboorg (University of Missouri Press); The Sappho Companion, Margaret Reynolds, ed. (St. Martin's Press); Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nancy Mitford (Random House); The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, Barry Werth (Doubleday)

GLBT Autobiography/Memoir: Gaslight, Carol Guess (Odd Girls); How I Learned to Snap, Kirk Read (Hill Street); Monster: Adventures in American Machismo, Brian Bouldrey (Council Oaks Books); Noonday Demon, Andrew Solomon (Scribner); Outbound, William Storandt (University of Wisconsin Press)

Erotica: Dirty Words, M. Christian (Alyson); His Tongue, Lawrence Schimel (North Atlantic Books); Hot & Bothered 3, Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp Press); See Dick Deconstruct: Literotica for the Satirically Bent, Ian Philips (AttaGirl Press); Tough Girls: Down and Dirty Dyke Erotica, Lori Selke (Black Books)

Transgender/Bisexual: Best Bisexual Erotica, Volume 2, Bill Brent and Carol Queen, eds. (Black Books/Circlet Press); Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian, Vanessa Sheridan (The Pilgrim Press); Dragged!! To His Senses, Jonathan Branton (Yellow House Press); Omnigender: A Trans-religious Approach, Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (The Pilgrim Press); Synthetic Bi Products, Sparrow L. Patterson (Akashic Books)

Photography/Visual Arts: Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918, David Deitcher (Harry N. Abrams); Intimacies, Tee A. Corinne (Last Gasp); Male Nude Now, David Leddick (Universe); Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of Paperback, Susan Stryker (Chronicle Books); Strongman: Vintage Photos of a Masculine Icon, Robert Mainardi (Council Oak Books)



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