Lambda Literary Foundation Announces 2002 'Lammy' Finalists

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Finalists for the 15th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, honoring "the best and the brightest" in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered publishing, have been announced by the Lambda Literary Foundation. The finalists in 20 categories were chosen after a rigorous selection process. Awards will be presented at a gala banquet at BookExpo America in Los Angeles, May 29, 2003.

Below are the finalists in the categories of Gay Men's Fiction, Lesbian Fiction, Gay Men's Poetry, Lesbian Poetry, LGBT Studies, and Transgender. For the complete list of finalists, visit the Awards page of the Lambda Literary Foundation Web site at

Gay Men's Fiction

Avoidance, Michael Lowenthal, Graywolf Press
At Swim Two Boys, Jamie O'Neill, Scribner
Boulevard, Jim Grimsley, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Letters to Montgomery Clift, Noël Alumit, MacAdam/Cage Publishing
The Martian Child, David Gerrold, Forge

Lesbian Fiction

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters, Riverhead Books
Lucky in the Corner, Carol Anshaw, Houghton Mifflin Company
Godspeed, Lynn Breedlove, St. Martin's Press
Stay, Nicola Griffith, Doubleday
This Place Called Absence, Lydia Kwa, Kensington Publishing

Gay Men's Poetry

The Christmas Poems, Krandall Kraus, AttaGirl Press
Hazmat, J.D. McClatchy, Alfred A. Knopf
Landscape with Human Figure, Rafael Campo, Duke University Press
Ten Tongues, Reginald Harris, Three Conditions Press
Theory of Devolution, David Groff, University of Illinois Press

Lesbian Poetry

Body Language, C.C. Carter, Kings Crossing Publishing
Mules of Love, Ellen Bass, BOA Editions, Ltd.
Passing, Eloise Klein Healy, Red Hen Press
Red, Melanie Braverman, Perugia Press
Unraveling at the Name, Jenny Factor, Copper Canyon Press

LGBT Studies

From Identity to Politics, Craig Rimmerman, Temple University Press
Love in a Dark Time, Colm Tóibín, Scribner
Queering India, Ruth Vanita, ed., Routledge
Sex-Crime Panic, Neil Miller, Alyson Publications
Soul Beneath the Skin, David Nimmons, St. Martin's Press


Brazen Femme, Chloë Brushwood Rose and Anna Camilleri, eds., Arsenal Pulp Press
Dress Codes, Noelle Howey, Picador USA
GenderQueer, Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins and Claire Howell, eds., Alyson Publications
Middlesex, Jeffery Eugenides, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Some of the Parts, T. Cooper, Akashic Books