Add A “Lammy” Nominated Book to Your Summer Reading List

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Summer is approaching and with it, beach reading season and Lambda Literary has your summer reading list covered.  As the nation’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature, yesterday, they announced the finalists of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards – or the “Lammys.”

Finalists were chosen from nearly 1,000 submissions and over 300 publishers. Submissions came from major mainstream publishers and from independent presses, from both long-established and new LGBTQ publishers, as well as from emerging publish-on-demand technologies.

“Celebrating our 30th year of Lambda Literary Award finalists is to recognize that this organization has been at the center of contemporary queer literature for decades,” said Lambda Literary Executive Director Tony Valenzuela. “This year is no different with another stellar list of authors demonstrating through their work that LGBTQ books tell richly textured stories about who we are in all our incredible diversity.”

67 literary professionals, including booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, academics and previous Lammy winners and finalists volunteered countless hours of reading, critical thinking, and invigorating discussion to select the finalists in 23 categories.

Here are the finalists with links to their work!  Enjoy!

Lesbian Fiction

 Gay Fiction

 Bisexual Fiction

 Transgender Fiction 

LGBTQ Nonfiction

  Bisexual Nonfiction

 Transgender Nonfiction

 Lesbian Poetry

 Gay Poetry 

  Transgender Poetry

  Lesbian Mystery

 Gay Mystery

 Lesbian Memoir/Biography

 Gay Memoir/Biography

Lesbian Romance

 Gay Romance 

LGBTQ Anthology 

LGBTQ Childrens/Young Adult 

 LGBTQ Drama

LGBTQ Erotica 

 LGBTQ Graphic Novels

 LGBTQ SF/F/Horror

 LGBTQ Studies