Posted on 06/03/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Lambda Literary has revealed the winners of its annual literary awards.
The “Lammies” honor the best in LGBTQ books in a variety of categories.
Here are a few of the winners:
Lesbian fiction: Patsy, by Nicole Dennis-Benn.
Gay fiction: Lot, by Bryan Washington.
Bisexual fiction: Exquisite Mariposa, by Fiona Alison Duncan.
Transgender nonfiction: Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian), by Hazel Jane Plante.
To see who won the nonfiction, poetry, and individual fiction genre prizes, head to Lambda Literary’s awards page.
Also this week, the judges for the UK’s Desmond Elliott prize announced the shortlist and noted that it comprises only black authors this year.
The contenders for the prize, which celebrates debut writers, are:
The Girl With the Louding Voice, by Abi Daré.
That Reminds Me, by Derek Owusu.
The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, by Okechukwu Nzelu.
The chair of the judging panel explains what members found so compelling about each book in the Guardian.
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