Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

The revamped Lambda Literary Awards now have varying number of finalists: ten for gay fiction, six for lesbian fiction, four in lgbt anthologies, three for lesbian erotica, five for gay erotica, six for biography, and ten for a newly combined lgbt debut award.
Finalists are listed alphabetically by title. Winners will be announced on June 3.
The full list:
Gay General Fiction
1. A Horse Named Sorrow, Trebor Healey
2. The Absolutist, John Boyne
3. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, Benjamin Alire Saenz
4. The Lava in My Bones, Barry Webster
5. Lovers, Daniel Arsand
6. The Paternity Test, Michael Lowenthal
7. Sighs Too Deep For Words, William Jack Sibley
8. Spreadeagle, Kevin Killian
9. These Things Happen, Richard Kramer
10. Unbuilt Projects, Paul Lisicky

Lesbian General Fiction
1. Carry the One, Carol Anshaw
2. The Last Nude, Ellis Avery
3. The Raven’s Heart: A Story of a Quest, a Castle and Mary Queen of Scots, Jesse Blackadder
4. Theft, BK Loren
5. Wonder Girls, Catherine Jones
6. The World We Found, Thrity Umrigar

LGBT Debut Fiction
1. Desire: Tales of New Orleans, William Sterling Walker
2. The Dream of Doctor Bantam, Jeanne Thornton
3. The Evening Hour, Carter Sickels
4. Incidental Music, Lydia Perovic
5. Love, in Theory: Ten Stories, E.J. Levy
6. Makara, Kristen Ringman
7. Monstress, Lysley Tenorio
8. People Who Disappear, Alex Leslie
9. The Summer We Got Free, Mia McKenzie
10. Three Cubic Feet, Lania Knight

Lesbian Memoir/Biography
1. A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet, Judy Grahn
2. All We Know: Three Lives, Lisa Cohen
3. Are You My Mother? Alison Bechdel
4. Before the Rain, Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
5. The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, Sarah Schulman
6. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Jeanette Winterson

Gay Memoir/Biography
1. The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard, Ron Padgett, editor
2. Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz, Cynthia Carr
3. Intolerable, Kamal Al-Solaylee
4. Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir, Reynolds Price
5. My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man’s Odyssey, Charles Rowan Beye
6. Twelve Views from the Distance, Mutsuo Takahashi, author, Jeffrey Angles, translator

LGBT Nonfiction
1. Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, Stacy Braukman
2. Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America, Christopher Bram
3. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, Andrew Solomon
4. 5. I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters, Michael Long, Editor
6. Israel/Palestine and the Queer International, Sarah Schulman
7. Out Spoken: A Vito Russo Reader, Jeffrey Schwarz, Mark Thompson and Bo Young
8. Real Man Adventures, T Coooper

LGBT Anthology
1. For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home, Keith Boykin
2. Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage, Edited by Audrey Bilger & Michele Kort
3. No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, Justin Hall – Editor
4. Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Bisexual Literature
1. Axel Hooley’s Death Watch List, Scotty-Miguel Sandoe
2. Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals, Janet W. Hardy
3. History of a Pleasure Seeker, Richard Mason
4. In One Person, John Irving
5. My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B, Cheryl Burke

After the jump: lgbt studies, poetry, drama, erotica, YA, sci-fi, trans, mystery, and romance.
Gay Erotica
1. Coming To: A Collection of Erotic and Other Epiphanies, Lukas Hand
2. The Facialist, Mykola Dementiuk
3. Raising Hell: Demonic Gay Erotica, Todd Gregory, ed.
4. Secret Societies, William Holden
5. Strawberries and Other Erotic Fruits, Jerry L. Wheeler

Lesbian Erotica
1. Girls Who Score: Hot Lesbian Erotica, Edited by Ily Goyanes
2. The Harder She Comes: Butch/Femme Erotica, D.L. King
3. One Saved to the Sea, Catt Kingsgrave

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult
1. Adaptation, Malinda Lo,
2. The Adventure of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy, S. Bear Bergman and Suzy Malik
3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz
4. Ask the Passengers, A.S. King
5. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, Kirstin Cronn-Mills
6. Every Day, David Levithan, Knopf Books for Young Readers
7. Kiss the Morning Star, Elissa Janine Hoole
8. The Miseducation of Cameron Post, emily m. danforth
9. Personal Effects, E.M. Kokie
10. Silhouette of a Sparrow, Molly Beth Griffin

LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
1. Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, Brit Mandelo
2. Chocolatiers of the High Winds: A Gay Steampunk Romance, H.B. Kurtzwilde
3. Green Thumb, Tom Cardamone,
4. Heiresses of Russ 2012: the Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction, Connie Wilkins and Steve Berman
5. In the Now, Kelly Sinclair
6. Night Shadows: Queer Horror, Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann, eds.
7. The Survivors, Sean Eads

LGBT Studies
1. Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure, Sara Warner
2. Depression: A Public Feeling, Ann Cvetkovich
3. Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America, Tracy Baim,
4. How To Be Gay, David M. Halperin
5. The Invention of Heterosexual Culture, Louis-Georges Tin
6. On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility, Ernesto Javier Mart