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2014 ‘Lammys’: The Results!

3rd Jun 2014

2014 'Lammys': The Results!
26th Annual Awards celebrate LGBT authors, plus special honours for Alison Bechdel and Kate Bornstein

Lambda Literary Review held its 26th annual Lambda Literary Awards in New York last night, a celebration of all things LGBT in literature. The night, hosted by comedian Kate Clinton, saw big wins for Susan Choi, Trish Salah and Ana Bozicevic, among others.

The awards are affectionately known as the ‘Lammys’, and highlight the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the last year.

This time around there were special awards for Alison Bechdel, who won the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Literature, and For Books’ Sake favourite Kate Bornstein, whose Pioneer Award acceptance speech received a standing ovation from awards attendees.

Appropriately enough for a ceremony honouring legendary cartoonist Bechdel, the 2014 Lammys also included a category for Best LGBT Graphic Novel – the first time such an award has been included. This year it went to Nicole J. George for Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir, which tells the story of a young woman coming to terms with the news her father is still alive, despite being told he’d died when she was two.

You can see the full list of awards here. Congratulations to all the winners!