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The 2001 Lambda Winners

Stonewall Inn editor Keith Kahla presents the winners of the 2001 Lambda Literary Awards

On Thursday, May 31, 2001 the 13th annual Lambda Literary Award ceremony was held in Chicago, on the eve of the major publishing trade show Book Expo America (BEA). It was the usual gala event with authors, publishers, booksellers, and other luminaries galore. Rumor has it that it was a lovely evening, enjoyed by all. But, alas, I was stuck on grand jury duty and couldn't attend, leaving my co-worker Teresa Theophano to bask in all the reflected glory while I was stuck in a New York City courtroom. But I'm not in the least bit bitter. Well, not VERY bitter.

Stonewall Inn authors Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels picked up two awards for their anthology Out of the Ordinary (Non-fiction anthology & Children/Young Adult) and Elena Georgiou (co-editor of The World in Us) won for her solo poetry collection, Mercy, Mercy Me. Congratulations to Noelle, Ellen, all their contributors, Elena, and the rest of this year's winners. For further details about the Lambda Literary Awards (known colloquially as the "Lammys"), see the Lambda Literary Organization's web-site at www.lambdalit.org.

— Keith Kahla
General Editor
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2000 Lambda Literary Award recipients:

Lesbian Fiction: Valencia by Michelle Tea (Seal Press)

Gay Fiction: The World of Normal Boys by K.M. Soehnlein (Kensington)

Lesbian Studies: Lesbian Art in America by Harmony Hammond (Rizzoli)

Gay Studies: The Isherwood Century by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (University of Wisconsin)

Lesbian Poetry: Mercy, Mercy Me by Elena Georgiou (Painted Leaf)

Gay Poetry: Pastoral by Carl Phillips (Graywolf)

Lesbian Mystery: Mommy Deadest by Jean Marcy (New Victoria)

Gay Men's Mystery: The Limits of Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography: Lifesaving by Judith Barrington (Eight Mountain)

Gay Biography/Autobiography: Bosie by Douglas Murray (Talk Miramax)

Fiction anthology: Men on Men 2000 edited by David Bergman and Karl Woelz (Plume/Penguin USA)

Non-fiction anthology: Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels (Stonewall Inn/St. Martin's)

Humor: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (Little Brown)

Visual Arts: Faeries by Keri Pickett (Apeture)

Spirituality/Religion: Gay Spirituality by Toby Johnson (Alyson) and It's Never About What It's About by Krandall Krauss and Paul Borja (Alyson) (tie)

Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy: Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley (Meisha Merlin)

Drama: Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron (Overlook)

Children/Young Adult: Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels (Stonewall Inn/St. Martin's)

Transgender: The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff (Viking/Penguin USA)

Small Press: Kamikaze Lust by Lauren Sanders (Akashic) and Between Dances by Erasmo Guerra (Painted Leaf) (tie)

Editor’s Choice: Coming Out of Cancer edited by Victoria A. Brownworth (Seal Press)

Publisher's Service Award: Bill Cohen, Haworth Press

Pioneer Award: David Rosen, Retha Powers, InsightOutbooks.com.

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