187449671_fbb09c3a59Giving gays and lesbians one more reason to purchase a few dead trees, Lambda Literary’s announced it’s nominees for the annual Lambda Literary Awards. The winners will be announced in New York on May 28th. Thanks to the economic crisis, books are selling well these days (at least in Europe), presumably because people are desperate for anything that will take them away from the grim reality of life. Oh right, this is supposed to be an upbeat post. Congratulations to the nominees! Full list after the jump.


Open, Jenny Block, Seal Press
Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love & Desire,
Lisa M. Diamond, Harvard University Press
The Bishop’s Daughter, Honor Moore, W.W. Norton
Kinsey Zero Through Sixty: Bisexual Perspectives on Kinsey, Ron Jackson Suresha, Taylor & Francis Journals
Rimbaud, Edmund White, Atlas & Company


10,000 Dresses, Marcus Ewert & Rex Ray, Seven Stories Press
Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word), Thea Hillman, Manic D Press
Two Truths and a Lie, Scott Schofield, Homofactus Press
Boy with Flowers, Ely Shipley, Barrow Street Press
Transgender History, Susan Stryker, Seal Press


A Casulty of War: Gay Short Fiction, Peter Burton, Arcadia Books
Live Through This, edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev, Seven Stories Press
Love, West Hollywood, edited by Chris Freeman and James J. Berg, Alyson
Our Caribbean, edited by Thomas Glave, Duke University Press
Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing, edited by Raphael Kadushin, University of Wisconsin Press


Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel, Christian Burch, Simon and Schuster
Out of the Pocket, Bill Konigsberg, Dutton
How They Met & Other Stories, David Levithan, Knopf Children’s Books
Mousetraps, Pat Schmetz, Carolrhoda Books
What They Always Tell Us, Martin Wilson, Random House Children’s Books
Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story, Ellen Wittlinger, Simon and Schuster


Phi Alpha Gamma, Dan Bernitt, Sawyer House
Radical Acts: Collected Political Plays, Martin Duberman, The New Press
The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, Carolyn Gage, Outskirts Press
Two Truths and a Lie, Scott Schofield, Homofactus Press
Vile Affections, Vanda, Original Works Publishing


Me as Her Again, Nancy Agabian, Aunt Lute Books
If I Could Write This in Fire, Michelle Cliff, Univ of Minnesota Press
Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America 1861-2003, William N. Eskridge Jr, Penguin Group
Beyond (Straight & Gay) Marriage, Nancy Polikoff, Beacon Press
Loving The Difficult, Jane Rule, Hedgerow Press
Drifting Toward Love, Kai Wright, Beacon Press


The Archer’s Heart, Astrid Amara, Blind Eye Books
The Magician and the Fool, Barth Anderson, Bantam Del Rey
Wilde Stories 2008, Steve Berman, Lethe Press
Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories, Craig Gidney, Lethe Press
Turnskin, Nicole Kimberling, Blind Eye Books


Tomboys: A Literary & Cultural History, Michelle Ann Abate, Temple University Press
The Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington, Amin Ghaziani, The University of Chicago Press
Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality, Regina Kunzel, The University of Chicago Press
Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, & & the Politics of Progressive Reform, Kevin P. Murphy, Columbia University Press
Screening Sex, Linda Williams, Duke University Press


Red Audrey & the Roping, Jill Malone, Bywater Books
Passing for Black, Linda Villarosa, Kensington
Closer to Fine, Meri Weiss, Kensington
Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, Chavisa Woods, Fly by Night Press
The Bruise, Magdalena Zurawski, Fiction Collective Two/University of Alabama Press


Lipstick on Her Collar, Sacchi Green and Rakelle Valencia, Pretty Things Press
Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures, Lynne Jamneck, Lethe Press
In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip, Radclyffe and Karen Kallmaker, Bold Strokes Books


The Slow Fix, Ivan E. Coyole, Arsenal Pulp Press
The Sealed Letter, Emma Donoghue, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Map of Ireland, Stephanie Grant, Scribner
All the Pretty Girls, Chandra Mayor, Conundrum Press
Breaking Spirit Bridge, Ruth Perkinson, Spinsters Ink


Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy, Susan Griffin,
Shambhala Publications
Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word), Thea Hillman, Manic D Press
Sex Variant Woman, Joanne Passet, Da Capo
Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir, Maureen Seaton, University of Arkansas Press
Case of a Lifetime, Abbe Smith, Palgrave Macmillan


Blind Faith, Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Bold Strokes Books
Whacked, Josie Gordon, Bella Books
Sweet Poison, Ellen Hart, St. Martin’s Press
Losers Weepers, Jessica Thomas, Bella Books
Calling the Dead, Ali Vali, Bold Strokes Books


Interpretive Work, Elizabeth Bradfield, Arktoi / Red Hen Press
Kissing Dead Girls, Daphne Gottlieb, Soft Skull Press
love belongs to those who do the feeling, Judy Grahn, Red Hen Press
Same Life, Maureen N. McLane, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Two Minutes of Light, Nancy K. Pearson, Perugia Press


Finding Home, Georgia Beers, Bold Stroked Books
A Pirate’s Heart, Catherine Friend, Bold Strokes Books
The Kiss That Counted, Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books
Hotel Liaison, JLee Meyer, Bold Strokes Books
The Lonely Hearts Club, Radclyffe, Bold Strokes Books


Shuck, Daniel Allen Cox, Arsenal Pulp Press
Light Fell, Evan Fallenberg, Soho Press
The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie The Second, Drew Ferguson, Kensington
The Steve Machine, Mike Hoolboom, Coach House Books
Finlater, Shawn Ruff, Quote Editions


Best Gay Erotica 2009, Richard Labonte & James Lear, Cleis Press
The Secret Tunnel, James Lear, Cleis Press
Hard Working Men, William Maltese, Victor J. Banis, Jardonn Smith, & J.P. Bowie, MLR Press


Stray Dog Winter, David Francis, Macadam/Cage Publishing
The Torturer’s Wife, Thomas Glave, City Light Publishers
We Disappear, Scott Heim, HarperCollins
The Conversion, Joseph Olshan, St. Martin’s Press
The Boomerang Kid, Jay Quinn, Alyson


Bringing Him Home, Aaron Cooper, Late August Press
Swish, Joel Derfner, Broadway Books
Assisted Loving, Bob Morris, HarperCollins
Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love, Sheila Rowbotham, Verso Books
King of Shadows, Aaron Shurin, City Lights Publishers


The Fisher Boy, Stephen Anable, Poisoned Pen Press
Sundowner Ubuntu, Anthony Bidulka, Insomniac Press
Mahu Fire, Neil Plakcy, Alyson Books
First You Fall, Scott Sherman, Alyson Books
Spider Season, John Morgan Wilson, St. Martin’s Press


Want, Rick Barot, Sarabande Press
Please, Jericho Brown, New Issues
Fire to Fire, Mark Doty, HarperCollins
Now You’re the Enemy, James Allen Hall, Univ. of Arkansas Press
My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, Jack Spicer, edited by Peter Gizzi & Kevin Killian, Wesleyan University Press


Mexican Heat, Laura Baumbach & Josh Lanyon, MLR Press
Got ’til it’s Gone, Larry Duplechan, Arsenal Pulp Press
The Protector, N.L. Gassert, Seventh Window Publications

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