2020 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists!

Nightboat Books is delighted because we have seven finalists for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards, listed by category below:


Transgender Nonfiction

We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, edited by Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma


Lesbian Poetry

Time by Etel Adnan, translated by Sarah Riggs


Gay Poetry

Doomstead Days by Brian Teare

The Revisionist & The Astropastorals by Douglas Crase

SLINGSHOT by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson


Bisexual Poetry

Pet Sounds by Stephanie Young


Transgender Poetry

HULL by Xandria Phillips


The finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from over 300 publishers. Finalists will be celebrated and winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Yang the evening of Monday, June 8, 2020 in New York City.

Congratulations to each & every finalist! Click here to view the full list & for more info.