Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Lambda Literary Award Finalists

Lambda Literary, the nation's premier LGBTQ literary organization, today announces the finalists of the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards (a.k.a. the “Lammys”).

The Lammys were created over thirty years ago with the expressed purpose of recognizing the crucial role LGBTQ writers play in shaping the world.

For many LGBTQ authors, the Lammys were among the first awards to recognize their work, and the list of past winners includes many names still widely celebrated, including Dorothy Allison, Richard Blanco, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Alison Bechdel, Audre Lorde, Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, and Edmund White, among many others. Now with twenty-four categories, the Lammys have continued to evolve as they seek to celebrate the vast range of LGBTQ literature.

“The Lammys are a testament to the LGBTQ community’s longstanding contribution to literature,” said Sue Landers, executive director of Lambda Literary. “The awards celebrate authentic LGBTQ storytelling, in all of its beauty, complexity, and power.”

This year’s finalists were chosen by over 60 judges, literary professionals who spent countless hours considering a record-breaking number of submissions. Finalists and winners will be celebrated at the awards ceremony in New York City. Every year, over 600 guests—including writers, industry professionals, and celebrities—attend the ceremony. This year’s host is Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang. 

Click here to see the finalists.