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Originally published on Advocate.com January 28 2003 12:00 AM ET


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2003-01-28

2002 Lambda Literary Award finalists announced





The Lambda Literary Foundation announced finalists on Saturday for the 15th annual Lambda Literary Awards. The prizes honor excellence in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender literature and will be awarded in Los Angeles on May 29. Alyson Publications--which, like The Advocate, is a division of LPI Media--received 12 nominations, more than any other publisher. Here is a complete list of nominees:

Gay Men's Fiction:
Avoidance, Michael Lowenthal, Graywolf Press
At Swim, Two Boys, Jamie O'Neill, Scribner
Boulevard, Jim Grimsley, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Letters to Montgomery Clift, Noël Alumit, MacAdam/Cage Publishing
The Martian Child, David Gerrold, Forge

Lesbian Fiction:
Fingersmith, Sarah Waters, Riverhead Books
Lucky in the Corner, Carol Anshaw, Hougton Mifflin Co.
Stay, Nicola Griffith, Doubleday
Godspeed, Lynn Breedlove, St. Martin's Press
This Place Called Absence, Lydia Kwa, Kensington Publishing

Gay Men's Poetry:
The Christmas Poems, Krandall Kraus, AttaGirl Press
Hazmat, J.D. McClatchy, Alfred A. Knopf
Landscape With Human Figure, Rafael Campo, Duke University Press
Ten Tongues, Reginald Harris, Three Conditions Press
Theory of Devolution, David Groff, University of Illinois Press

Lesbian Poetry:
Body Language, C.C. Carter, Kings Crossing Publishing
Mules of Love, Ellen Bass, BOA Editions Ltd.
Passing, Eloise Klein Healy, Red Hen Press
Red, Melanie Braverman, Perugia Press
Unraveling at the Name, Jenny Factor, Copper Canyon Press

Gay Men's Mystery:
Hot Spot, Michael Craft, St. Martin's Press
Murder in the Rue Dauphine, Greg Herren, Alyson Publications
The Hired Man, Dorien Grey, GLB Publishers
The Lodger, Drew Gummerson, Millivres
The Snow Garden, Christopher Rice, Miramax

Lesbian Mystery:
Accidental Murder, Claire McNab, Bella Books
Death by Prophecy, Lauren Maddison, Alyson Publications
Good Bad Woman, Elizabeth Woodcraft, Kensington Publishing
Immaculate Midnight, Ellen Hart, St. Martin's Press
The Weeping Buddha, Heather Dune Macadam, Akashic Books

Autobiography:
Famous Builder, Paul Lisicky, Graywolf Press
Insurgent Muse, Terry Wolverton, City Lights Publishers
Surviving Madness, Betty Berzon, University of Wisconsin Press
The Chelsea Whistle, Michelle Tea, Seal Press
Wild Animals I Have Known, Kevin Bentley, Green Candy Press

Fiction Anthology
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Bend Sinister: The Gay Times Book of Disturbing Stories Peter Burton, ed.,
Millivres
Black Like Us, Devon Carbado, Dwight McBride and Don Weise, eds., Cleis
Press
Queer Fear II, Michael Rowe, ed., Arsenal Pulp Press
Rebel Yell 2, Jay Quinn, ed., Southern Tier Editions/Harrington Park Press
Summer Share, Chris Kenry, William J. Mann, Andy Schell and Ben Tyler,
Kensington Publishing

Nonfiction Anthology:
Found Tribe, Lawrence Schimel, ed., Sherman Asher Publishing
From ACT UP to the WTO, Benjamin Shepard and Ronald Hayduk, eds., Verso
GenderQueer, Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins and Claire Howell, eds., Alyson
Publications
The Man I Might Become, Bruce Shenitz, ed., Marlowe & Co.
This Bridge We Call Home, Analouise Keating and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds.,
Routledge

Biography:
Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance, Thomas Wirth, ed., Duke University
Press
Glenway Wescott Personally, Jerry Rosco, University of Wisconsin Press
Rare and Commonplace Flowers, Carmen L. Oliveira, Rutgers University Press
Ridiculous! David Kaufman, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Wild Heart, Suzanne Rodriguez, Ecco Books

Children/Young Adult:
Felicia's Favorite Story, Lesléa Newman, Two Lives Publishing
King & King, Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland, Tricycle Press
Letters in the Attic, Bonnie Shimko, Academy Chicago Press
Lovers' Legends: The Gay Greek Myths, Andrew Calimach, Haiduk Press
The Sissy Duckling, Harvey Fierstein, Simon & Schuster

Erotica:
Bedroom Eyes, Lesléa Newman, ed., Alyson Publications
Best Gay Erotica 2003, Richard Labonte, ed., Cleis Press
Best Lesbian Erotica 2003, Tristan Taormino, ed., Cleis Press
Cocksure, Bob Vickery, Alyson Publications
The Sperm Engine, Stephen Greco, Green Candy Press

Humor:
Gaydar, Donald F. Reuter, Crown Publishers
Is It a Date or Just Coffee, Mo Brownsey, Alyson Publications
Screening Party, Dennis Hensley, Alyson Publications
Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage, Dutton
The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories, Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan,
Kensington Publishing

Visual Arts
A Hidden Love, Dominique Fernandez, Prestel
On the Couch--Volume One, Tom Bianchi, Bruno Gmünder Verlag
Out/Lines, Thomas Waugh, Arsenal Pulp Press
Outlaw Representation, Richard Meyer, Oxford University Press
Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude, Justin Spring, Universe Publishing

Romance
Boyfriend Material, Jon Jeffrey, Kensington Publishing
Different People, Orland Outland, Alyson Publications
Nora and Liz, Nancy Garden, Bella Books
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, Lesléa Newman, Alyson Publications
The Winter of Our Discothèque, Andrew W.M. Beierle, Kensington Publishing

SF/Fantasy/Horror:
Daughters of an Amber Noon, Katherine V. Forrest, Alyson Publications
Queer Fear II, Michael Rowe, ed., Arsenal Pulp Press
Seeds of Fire, Karin Kallmaker writing as Laura Adams, Bella Books
The Devil Inside, Randy Boyd, West Beach Books
Wired Hard 3, Cecilia Tan, ed., Circlet Press

Spirituality:
Courage to Love, Geoffrey Duncan, The Pilgrim Press
Found Tribe, Lawrence Schimel, ed., Sherman Asher Publishing
Lovers' Legends: The Gay Greek Myths, Andrew Calimach, Haiduk Press
Queer Jews, David Schneer and Caryn Aviv, eds., Routledge
Queering Christ, Robert E. Goss, The Pilgrim Press

LGBT Studies:
Soul Beneath the Skin, David Nimmons, St. Martin's Press
Love in a Dark Time, Colm Tóibín, Scribner
Sex-Crime Panic, Neil Miller, Alyson Publications
Queering India, Ruth Vanita, ed., Routledge
From Identity to Politics, Craig Rimmerman, Temple University Press

Transgender:
Brazen Femme, Chloë Brushwood Rose and Anna Camilleri, eds., Arsenal Pulp
Press
Dress Codes, Noelle Howey, Picador USA
GenderQueer, Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins and Claire Howell, eds., Alyson
Publications
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Some of the Parts, T Cooper, Akashic Books



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