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Lambda Literary finalists announced (15151)

15151Entertainment News2005-02-16

Lambda Literary finalists announced

The Lambda Literary Foundation announced finalists Tuesday for the 17th annual Lambda Literary Awards, celebrating achievements in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature for books published in 2004. The awards will be presented in New York on June 2. Two new categories--Gay Men's Debut Fiction and Lesbian Debut Fiction--were added this year, and the honorees in each category will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

Gay Men's Debut Fiction: A Son Called Gabriel by Damian McNicholl, CDS Books; Clay's Way by Blair Mastbaum, Alyson Publications; Half-Life by Aaron Krach, Alyson Publications; How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater by Marc Acito, Doubleday Broadway; World Famous Love Acts by Brian Leung, Sarabande Books

Lesbian Debut Fiction: Crybaby Butch by Judith Frank, Firebrand Books; Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion, Alyson Publications; Dish It Up, Baby! by Kristie Helms, Firebrand Books; Fire & Brimstone by Laurinda D. Brown, Strebor Books; Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey by Bridget Bufford, The Haworth Press

Gay Men's Fiction: Collage by Ted Wojtasik, Livingston Press; The Disinherited by Han Ong, Farrar, Straus & Giroux; The Haunted Hillbilly by Derek McCormack, Soft Skull Press; The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst, Bloomsbury; The Master by Colm Toibin, Scribner

Lesbian Fiction: A Seahorse Year by Stacey D'erasmo, Houghton Mifflin; Abundant Light by Valerie Miner, Michigan State University Press; Life Mask by Emma Donoghue, Harcourt; Skels by Maggie Dubris, Soft Skull Press; Venus of Chalk by Susan Stinson, Firebrand Books

Lesbian Poetry: Antidotes for an Alibi by Amy King, BlazeVox Books; Femme's Dictionary by Carol Guess, Calyx Books; Sweet to Burn by Beverly Burch, Gival Press; The School Among the Ruins by Adrienne Rich, W.W. Norton; Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver, Beacon Press

Gay Men's Poetry: Cocktails by D.A. Powell, Graywolf Press; nothin' ugly fly by Marvin K. White, RedBone Press; The Rest of Love by Carl Phillips, Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Voluntary Servitude by Mark Wunderlich, Graywolf Press; Written in Water by Luis Cernuda, City Lights Publishers

Lesbian Mystery: An Intimate Ghost by Ellen Hart, St. Martin's Minotaur; Commitment to Die by Jennifer Jordan, Bean Pole Books; Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion, Alyson Publications; Hancock Park by Katherine V. Forrest, Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Group USA; The Wombat Strategy by Claire McNab, Alyson Publications

Gay Men's Mystery: Flight of Aquavit by Anthony Bidulka, Insomniac Press; Jackson Square Jazz by Gregg Herren, Kensington Books; Moth and Flame by John Morgan Wilson, St. Martin's Minotaur; Someone You Know by Gary Zebrun, Alyson Publications; The Role Players by Dorien Grey, GLB Publishers

Fiction Anthology: Best Lesbian Love Stories 2004, edited by Angela Brown, Alyson Publications; Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction, selected by Edmund White, edited by Donald Weise, Carroll & Graff; Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person, edited by Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea, Alyson Publications; Serendipity: Gay Times Book of New Stories, edited by Peter Burton, GMP/Millivres; The Milk of Human Kindness, edited by Lori L. Lake, Regal Crest Enterprises

Nonfiction Anthology: Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative, edited by Mary Burger, Robert Gluck, Camille Roy, and Gail Scott, Coach House Books; I Do/I Don't: Queers on Marriage, edited by Greg Wharton and Ian Philips, Suspect Thoughts Press; Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer, edited by Angela Brown, Alyson Publications; That's Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, edited by Mattilda, a.k.a Matt Bernstein Sycamore, Soft Skull Press; Wonderlands, edited by Raphael Kadushin, University of Wisconsin Press

Memoir/Autobiography: Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir by Ron Nyswaner, Advocate Books; Long Life by Mary Oliver, De Capo Press; Name All the Animals by Alison Smith, Scribner; Rent Girl by Michelle Tea, Last Gasp; The Tomcat Chronicles by Jack Nichols, Haworth Press

Biography: Alice Walker: A Life by Evelyn C. White, W.W. Norton; Both: A Portrait in Two Parts by Douglas Crase, Pantheon Books; Jerome Robbins by Deborah Jowitt, Simon & Schuster; Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology by John F. Galliher, Wayne H. Brekhus, and David P. Keys, University of Wisconsin Press; Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux, W.W. Norton

Erotica: All the Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books; Best Gay Erotica 2005, edited by Richard Labonte, Cleis Press; Best Lesbian Erotica 2005, edited by Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press; Once Upon A Dyke by Karin Kallmaker, Therese Syzmanski, Julia Watts, and Barbara Johnson, Bella Books; Up All Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sex by Rachel Kramer Bussel and Stacy M. Bias, Alyson Publications

Romance: All the Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books; Almost Like Being in Love by Steven Kluger, Harper Collins; Confessions of a Casanova by Chris Kenry, Kensington Books; Gulf Breeze by Gerri Hill, Bella Books; Under the Witness Tree by Marianne Martin, Bywater Books

Children's/Young Adult: Luna by Julie Anne Peters, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Orphea Proud by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Delacorte Press; Rosemary and Juliet by Judy MacLean, Haworth Press; So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan, Knopf Books for Young Readers

Humor: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris, Little, Brown; Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck, Warner Books; Kyle's Bed & Breakfast by Greg Fox, Kensington Books; Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's Press; Alexander the Fabulous by Michael Alvear and Vicky A. Shecter, Advocate Books

Religion/Spirituality: Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love by Will Roscoe, Suspect Thoughts Press; Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions by Randy Conner and David Hatfield Sparks, Haworth Press; Same-Sex Marriage: A Christian Ethical Analysis by Marvin M. Ellison, The Pilgrim Press; Sanctity and Male Desire by Donald L. Boisvert, The Pilgrim Press; Wrestling With God and Men by Rabbi Steven Greenberg, University of Wisconsin Press

Drama/Theater: Fabulous! by Donald Reuter, Doubleday Broadway; How to Make Dances in an Epidemic by David Gere, University of Wisconsin Press; I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, Farrar, Straus & Giroux; love conjure/blues by Sharon Bridgforth, RedBone Press; The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, and Musical Theater, edited by Claude J. Summers, Cleis Press

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror: Firelands by Michael Jensen, Alyson Publications; Shadow of the Night: Queer Tales of the Uncanny and Unusual, edited by Greg Herren, The Haworth Press; The Ordinary by Jim Grimsley, Tor Books; The Wizard of Isis by Jean Stewart, Bella Books; With Her Body by Nicola Griffith, Aqueduct Press

Transgender/GenderQueer: Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green, Vanderbilt University Press; From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond, edited by Morty Diamond, Manic D Press; Luna by Julie Anne Peters, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; My Husband Betty: Love, Sex, and Life with a Crossdresser by Helen Boyd, Thunder's Mouth Press; The Gender Frontier by Mariette Pathy Allen, Kehrer Verlag

Visual Arts/Photography: At Ease: Navy Men of World War II by Evan Bachner, Harry Abrams; Lust Unearthed by Thomas Waugh, Arsenal Pulp Press; Queer Movie Posters by Jenni Olson, Chronicle Books; Rent Girl, illustrated by Laurenn McCubbin, Last Gasp; The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts, edited by Claude J. Summers, Cleis Press

LGBT Studies: All-Night Party by Andrea Barnet, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; A Passion to Preserve by Will Fellows, University of Wisconsin Press; Families Like Mine by Abigail Garner, Harper Collins; For the Love of Women: Gender, Identity, and Same-Sex Relations in a Greek Provincial Town by Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, Routledge; Why Marriage Matters by Evan Wolfson, Simon & Schuster

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