2015 Lambda Literary Awards honors the best Lesbian/Bi Books & Authors


Last night in New York City, the Lambda Literary Awards (or the Lammies, for short) were held to honor the best and brightest in LGBTQ literature. Hosted by Kate Clinton, the evening recognized lesbian lit pioneer Rita Mae Brown (though it’s best not to bring that up) and filmmaker/author John Waters, in addition to authors in categories including lesbian fiction, erotica, poetry, memoir and more. Top it off with performances from the Broadway musical Fun Home and singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon, appearances by Janet Mock, Gloria Steinem, Alison Bechdel, and Alan Cumming, and this year’s Lammies were a hell of a party.

Rita Mae Brown27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Gloria Steinem27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Kate Clinton27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Here are the winners that may be relevant to your interests, plus where you can purchase books and support these wonderful authors.

Lesbian Fiction


Yabo by Alexis De Veaux (RedBone Press)


Lesbian Erotica

9781592336142Lesbian Sex Bible by Diana Cage (Quiver Books)


Lesbian Poetry


Mysterious Acts by My People by Valerie Wetlaufer (Sibling Rivalry Press)


Lesbian Mystery


The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart (Minotaur Books)


Lesbian Memoir

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 10.28.57 AMAin’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith, Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks, with Barbara Smith  (SUNY Press)


Lesbian Romance

BEL-FarmersDaughterSpineThe Farmer’s Daughter by Robbi McCoy (Bella Books)


Bisexual Fiction


Give It to Me by Ana Castillo (The Feminist Press)


You can read the full list of nominees and winners on Lambda Literary’s site.