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Stonewall Book Award
Stonewall Book Award
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Stonewall Book Award seal
Awarded for"exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience"
CountryUnited States
Presented bythe Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA)
First awarded1971
and two "homepages"[1][2][3][a]

The Stonewall Book Award is a set of three literary awards that annually recognize "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience" in English-language books published in the U.S.[1] They are sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) and have been part of the American Library Association awards program, now termed ALA Book, Print & Media Awards, since 1986 as the single Gay Book Award.[4][5]

The three award categories are fiction and nonfiction in books for adults, distinguished in 1990, and books for children or young adults, from 2010. The awards are named for Barbara Gittings, Israel Fishman, and (jointly) Mike Morgan and Larry Romans. In full they are the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award, and the Stonewall Book Awards - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award.[1]

Finalists have been designated from 1990, and termed "Honor Books" from 2001.[6] Currently a panel of librarians selects five finalists in each award category and subsequently selects one winner.[4] The winners are announced in January and each receives a plaque and $1000 cash prize during the ALA Annual Conference in June or July.[1] Winners are expected to attend and to give acceptance speeches.[2]

The ALA solicits book suggestions each to be accompanied by a brief statement in favor of the book.[1] Those are recommendations or "applications" to the Awards Committee from the public by email, which are not accepted from publishers, agents, authors, and others with vested interests.[2]

Eligible books should be original works published in the U.S. during the preceding year, including "substantially changed new editions" and "English-language translations of foreign-language books".[2]


The Gay Book Award was inaugurated in 1971, recognizing Patience and Sarah, a historical novel by Alma Routsong (writing as Isabel Miller), which had been self-published by Routsong in 1969. Originally it was a "grassroots acknowledgment" of GLBT publishing and there was "only a handful" of books to consider annually. By 1995 there were more than 800.[4]

In 2002 the awards, then two, were jointly named after the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots.[4]

Award name and categories
  • 1971-1986 Gay Book Award
  • 1987-1989 Gay and Lesbian Book Award
  • 1990-1993 Gay and Lesbian Book Award (nonfiction and literature categories)
  • 1994-1998 Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Book Award (nonfiction and literature)
  • 1999-2001 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Book Award (nonfiction and literature)
  • 2002-2010 Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award.[1]
  • 2010-present Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award, and the Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award.

From 1986 the Gay Book Award and its descendants have been part of the American Library Association awards program, now termed ALA Book, Print & Media Awards.[4][5]


Stonewall Book Awards Winners [7]
Year Category Recipient Title Citation
1971 Isabel Miller Patience and Sarah Winner
1972 Peter Fisher The Gay Mystique: The Myth and Reality of Male Homosexuality Winner
1972 Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon Lesbian/Woman Winner
1973 No award given No award given None
1974 Jeannette Howard Foster Sex Variant Women in Literature: A Historical and Quantitative Survey Winner
1975 Jonathan Ned Katz (ed.) Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature Winner
1976 No award given No award given None
1977 Howard Brown Familiar Faces, Hidden Lives: The Story of Homosexual Men in America Today Winner
1978 Ginny Vida (ed.) Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resource Book Winner
1979 Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward Now That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality Winner
1980 Winston Leyland (ed.) Now the Volcano: An Anthology of Latin American Gay Literature Winner
1981 John Boswell Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century Winner
1982 Lillian Faderman Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present Winner
1982 J.R. Roberts Black Lesbians: An Annotated Bibliography Winner
1982 Vito Russo The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies Winner
1983 No award given No award given None
1984 John D'Emilio Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970 Winner
1985 Judy Grahn Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds Winner
1986 Cindy Patton Sex and Germs: The Politics of AIDS Winner
1987 Walter Williams The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture Winner
1988 Joan Nestle A Restricted Country Winner
1988 Randy Shilts And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic Winner
1989 Alan Hollinghurst The Swimming Pool Library Winner
1989 Sarah Schulman After Delores Winner
1990 Non-fiction Neil Miller In Search of Gay America: Women and Men in a Time of Change Winner
Susan and Daniel Cohen When Someone You Know is Gay Finalist
Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey, Jr. (eds.) Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past
Lesbian History Group Not a Passing Phase: Reclaiming Lesbians in History 1840-1985
John Preston (ed.) Personal Dispatches: Writers Confront AIDS
Literature David B. Feinberg Eighty-Sixed Winner
Christopher Bram In Memory of Angel Clare Finalist
Edith Konecky A Place at the Table
David Leavitt Equal Affections
Carolyn Weathers and Jenny Wrenn (eds.) In a Different Light: An Anthology of Lesbian Writers
1991 Non-fiction Wayne Dynes (ed.) Encyclopedia of Homosexuality Winner
Allan Berube Coming Out under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two Finalist
Cal Gough and Ellen Greenblatt (eds.) Gay and Lesbian Library Service
Bret Hinch Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in China
Mary Ann Humphrey My Country, My Right to Serve: Experiences of Gay Men and Women in the Military, World War II to the Present
Janice E. Rench Understanding Sexual Identity: A Book for Gay Teens and Their Friends
Stuart Timmons The Trouble with Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement
Bonnie Zimmerman The Safe Sea of Women: Lesbian Fiction 1969-1989
Literature Minnie Bruce Pratt Crime against Nature Winner
Michael Cunningham A Home at the End of the World Finalist
John Gilgun Music I Never Dreamed of
David Leavitt A Place I've Never Been
Paula Martinac Out of Time
Matthew Stadler Landscape: Memory
1992 Non-fiction Lillian Faderman Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America Winner
Sandra Butler and Barbara Rosenblum Cancer in Two Voices Finalist
Gary David Comstock Violence against Lesbians and Gay Men
Martin Duberman Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey
Will Roscoe The Zuni Man-Woman
Lindsy Van Gelder and Pamela Robin Brandt Are You Two ...Together?: A Gay and Lesbian Travel Guide to Europe
Literature Paul Monette Halfway Home Winner
Sara Levi Calderon The Two Mujeres Finalist
Essex Hemphill (ed.) Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men
Karen Lee Osborne (ed.) Hawkwings
Jacquelyn Holt Park A Stone Gone Mad
Adrienne Rich An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991
Assoto Saint (ed.) The Road Before Us: 100 Gay Black Poets
Makeda Silvera (ed.) Piece of My Heart: A Lesbian of Colour Anthology
Tom Spanbauer (ed.) The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon
1993 Non-fiction Eric Marcus Making History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945-1990 Winner
Betty Berzon Positively Gay: New Approaches to Lesbian and Gay Life Finalist
Jeanne DuPrau The Earth House
Paul Monette Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
Rictor Norton Mother Clap's Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England, 1700-1830
John Preston (ed.) A Member of the Family: Gay Men Write about Their Families
Literature Essex Hemphill Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry Winner
Christopher Bram Almost History Finalist
Stephen McCauley The Easy Way Out
Karen Kringle Vital Ties
Jeanette Winterson Written on the Body
1994 Non-fiction Phyllis Burke Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son Winner
Martin Duberman Stonewall Finalist
Julia Penelope and Susan J. Wolfe (eds.) Lesbian Culture: An Anthology
April Martin The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook: Creating and Raising Our Families
William B. Rubenstein Lesbians, Gay Men and the Law
Literature Leslie Feinberg Stone Butch Blues Winner
Claudia Allen She's Always Liked the Girls Best Finalist
Fenton Johnson Scissors, Paper, Rock
Cherrie Moraga The Last Generation
Bennett L. Singer (ed.) Growing up Gay: A Literary Anthology
1995 Non-fiction Dorothy Allison Skin: Talking About Sex, Class And Literature Winner
Philip Sherman and Samuel Bernstein Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Gay and Lesbian Americans
George Chauncey Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Makings of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 Finalist
Raymond Murray Images in the Dark: An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video
Joan Nestle and John Preston (eds.) Sister and Brother: Lesbians and Gay Men Write about Their Lives Together
Literature Marion Dane Bauer Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence Winner
Rafael Campo The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World Finalist
Lillian Faderman (ed.) Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian and Bisexual Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
Ellen Galford The Dyke and Dybbuk: A Novel
Marilyn Hacker Winter Numbers: Poems
1996 Non-fiction Urvashi Vaid Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation Winner
Linnea Due Joining the Tribe: Growing Up Gay & Lesbian in the '90s Finalist
Jonathan Ned Katz The Invention of Heterosexuality
Minnie Bruce Pratt S/HE
Claude J. Summers (ed.) The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage
Literature Jim Grimsley Dream Boy Winner
Dorothy Allison Two or Three Things I Know for Sure Finalist
Francesca Lia Block Baby Be-Bop
Howard Cruse Stuck Rubber Baby
Reynolds Price The Promise of Rest
1997 Non-fiction Fenton Johnson Geography of the Heart: A Memoir Winner
Edward Alwood Straight News: Gays, Lesbians and the News Media Finalist
Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth -- and Their Allies
Mark Doty Heaven's Coast: A Memoir
David Tuller Cracks in the Iron Closet: Travels in Gay and Lesbian Russia
Literature Emma Donoghue Hood Winner
Andrew Holleran The Beauty of Men Finalist
Shyam Selvadurai Funny Boy
Sarah Van Arsdale Toward Amnesia
Terry Wolverton Bailey's Beads
1998 Non-fiction Adam Mastoon The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People Winner
Amy Hoffman Hospital Time Finalist
Susan Raffo Queerly Classed
James T. Sears Lonely Hunters: An Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968
Arlene Stein Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Generation
Literature Lucy Jane Bledsoe Working Parts: A Novel Winner
Persimmon Blackbridge Prozac Highway: A Novel Finalist
Elana Dykewomon Beyond the Pale: A Novel
Scott Heim In Awe
Judith Katz The Escape Artist: A Novel
1999 Non-fiction Sarah Schulman Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America Winner
Pat Griffin Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport Finalist
John Loughery The Other Side of Silence: Men's Lives and Gay Identities, a Twentieth Century History
Joan Nestle A Fragile Union: New & Selected Writings
Barbara Smith The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom
Literature Michael Cunningham The Hours Winner
Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel Science Fiction Finalist
Carol Guess Switch
Mark Merlis An Arrow's Flight
Pamela Sneed Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery: Poems
2000 Non-fiction Barrie Jean Borich My Lesbian Husband: Landscape of a Marriage Winner
John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America Finalist
Bruce Bagemihl Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity
Mark Doty Firebird: A Memoir
Leslie Stainton Lorca: A Dream of Life
Literature Marci Blackman Po Man's Child: A Novel Winner
Jim Grimsley Comfort & Joy: A Novel Finalist
Robin Lippincott Mr. Dalloway: A Novella
Paul Lisicky Lawnboy
Marvin K. White Last Rights: Poems
2001 Non-fiction William N. Eskridge Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet Winner
Frances Ann Day Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults Honor
Beth Loffreda Losing Matt Shepard: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-gay Murder
William Murray Janet, My Mother, and Me: A Memoir of Growing Up with Janet Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray
Judd Winick Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned
Literature Sarah Waters Affinity Winner
Michael Downing Breakfast with Scot: A Novel Honor
David Ebershoff The Danish Girl: A Novel
Michael Lassell and Elena Georgiou (eds.) The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave: An Anthology
Armistead Maupin The Night Listener: A Novel
2002 Non-fiction Barry Werth The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, a Literary Life Shattered by Scandal Winner
Louise A. Blum You're Not from Around Here, Are You? A Lesbian in Small-Town America Honor
Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court
Kirk Read How I Learned to Snap: A Small-Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story
Arlene Stein The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights
Edmund White with The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS (eds.) Loss within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS
Literature Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre Project The Laramie Project Winner
Sylvia Brownrigg Pages for You Honor
Bernard Cooper Guess Again: Short Stories
John Sam Jones Welsh Boys Too
JT LeRoy The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
2003 Non-fiction Joanne Meyerowitz How Sex Changed: a History of Transsexuality in the United States Winner
Noelle Howey Dress Codes: of three girlhoods-- My Mothers, My Father's and Mine Honor
Neil Miller Sex Crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s
Carmen L. Oliveria, translated by Niel K. Besner Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares
Jerry Roscoe Glenway Wescott Personally: A Biography
Literature Noel Alumit Letters to Montgomery Clift : a Novel Winner
Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex Honor
Ronald Frame Lantern Bearers: Novel
Jamie O'Neill At Swim, Two Boys
Sarah Waters Fingersmith
2004 Non-fiction John D'Emilio Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin Winner
Andrew Wilson Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith Honor
Vern L. Bullough (ed.) Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context
Lois W. Banner Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead,Ruth Benedict, and their Circle
David Kaufman Ridiculous!: The Theatrical Life and Times of Charles Ludlam
Literature Monique Truong The Book of Salt Winner
Louise Welsh Cutting Room Honor
Julie Anne Peters Keeping You a Secret
Christopher Bram Lives of the Circus Animals: a Novel
Nina Revoyr Southland
2005 Non-fiction Joan Roughgarden Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and in People Winner
Patrick Moore Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality Honor
Douglas Crase Both: a Portrait in Two Parts
David Sedaris Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Alexis De Veaux Warrior Poet: a Biography of Audre Lorde
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Doug Wright I Am My Own Wife: a Play Honor
Alan Hollinghurst The Line of Beauty
Julie Anne Peters Luna: a Novel
Stacey D'Erasmo A Seahorse Year
2006 Non-fiction Joshua Gamson The Fabulous Sylvester: the Legend, the Music, the 70s in San Francisco Winner
Tania Katan My one-night stand with cancer Honor
Matt Houlbrook Queer London: perils and pleasures in the sexual metropolis, 1918-1957
Neil McKenna The secret life of Oscar Wilde
Larry Kramer The tragedy of today's gays
Literature Abha Dawesar Babyji Winner
Keith McDermott Acqua calda Honor
Barry McCrea The first verse: a novel
Richard McCann Mother of sorrows
Sam D'Allesandro, edited by Kevin Killian The wild creatures: collected stories of Sam D'Allesandro
2007 Non-fiction Alison Bechdel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Winner
Kenji Yoshino Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights Honor
David Eisenbach Gay Power: An American Revolution
William Benemann Male-Male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships
Kevin Jennings Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir
Literature Andrew Holleran Grief: a Novel Winner
Christian Burch The Manny Files Honor
Sarah Waters The Night Watch
Michelle Tea Rose of No Man's Land: A Novel
Martin Hyatt A Scarecrow's Bible
2008 Non-fiction Mark Doty Dog Years: A Memoir Winner
Cris Beam Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers Honor
Stephen Pascal (ed.) The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman
Janet Malcolm Two lives: Gertrude and Alice
Kevin Sessums Mississippi Sissy
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Ivan E. Coyote Bow Grip Honor
Samuel R. Delany Dark Reflections
David Leavitt The Indian Clerk: A Novel
Ali Liebegott The IHOP Papers
2009 Non-fiction William N. Eskridge Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003 Winner
Bob Morris Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad Honor
Joanne Ellen Passet Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeannette Howard Foster
E. Patrick Johnson Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South
Joel Derfner Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever
Literature Evan Fallenberg Light Fell Winner
Joseph Olshan The Conversions Honor
Alain Claude Sulzer A Perfect Waiter: A Novel
Emma Donoghue The Sealed Letter
2010 Non-fiction Nathaniel Frank Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America Winner
Stuart E. Weisberg Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman Honor
Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde Black Bull, Ancestors and Me
James Davidson The Greeks and Greek Love: A Radical Reappraisal of Homosexuality in Ancient Greece
Rudolph P. Byrd (ed.) I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde
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James Hannaham God Says No Honor
Mario Bellatin Beauty Salono
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Marcus Ewert 10,000 Dresses Honor
Lesléa Newman Daddy, Papa, and Me
Linas Alsenas Gay America: Struggle for Equality
Lesléa Newman Mommy, Mama, and Me
Dale Peck Sprout
2011 Non-fiction Emma Donoghue Inseparable: Desire between Women in Literature Winner
Stuart Biegel The Right To Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools Honor
Wendy Moffat A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster
Patti Smith Just Kids
Justin Spring Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
Literature Barb Johnson More of This World or Maybe Another Winner
Tom Mendicino Probation Honor
Michael Sledge The More I Owe You
Zoe Whittall Holding Still for As Long as Possible
Children's & Young Adult Brian Katcher Almost Perfect Winner
John Green and David Levithan Will Grayson, Will Grayson Honor
Davida Wills Hurwin Freaks and Revelations
James Klise Love Drugged
David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake The Boy in the Dress
2012 Non-fiction Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture Winner
Michael Bronski A Queer History of the United States (Revisioning American History)
Nick Krieger Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender Honor
Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman (eds.) Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme
Wanda M. Corn and Tirza True Latimer Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
Oscar Wilde and Nicholas Frankel (ed.) The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition
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Jon Marans The Temperamentals: a new play Honor
Bob Smith Remembrance of Things I Forgot: A Novel
Kathleen Winter Annabel: A Novel
Oscar Wilde and Nicholas Frankel (ed.) The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition
Children's & Young Adult Bil Wright Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy Winner
Lili Wilkinson Pink Honor
Brian Farrey With or Without You
Ilike Merey a + e 4ever
Paul Yee Money Boy
2013 Non-fiction Keith Boykin For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home Winner
Christopher Bram Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America Honor
Jeanne Cordova When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (ed.) Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform
Jeanette Winterson Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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John Boyne The Absolutist Honor
Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles
Charles Rice-Gonzalez Chulito
Paul Russell The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov
Children's & Young Adult Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Winner
Raina Telgemeier Drama Honor
Hannah Moskowitz Gone, Gone, Gone
Lesléa Newman October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
S. J. Adams Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie
2014 Non-fiction Lori Duron Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son Winner
David McConnell American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men
R.B. Parkinson A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World Honor
Alysia Abbott Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father
Literature Hilary Sloin Art on Fire Winner
Jon Marans A Strange and Separate People Honor
Benjamin Alire Sáenz Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
William Klaber The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
Children's & Young Adult Kirstin Cronn-Mills Beautiful Music for Ugly Children Winner
e.E. Charlton-Trujillo Fat Angie
Tim Federle Better Nate Than Ever Honor
Ken Setterington Branded by the Pink Triangle
David Levithan Two Boys Kissing
2015 Non-fiction Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims Winner
Robert Beachy Gay Berlin Honor
Janet Mock Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Martin Duberman Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS
Rachel Hope Cleves Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America
Literature Saeed Jones Prelude to Bruise Winner
Tatamkhulu Afrika Bitter Eden Honor
Emma Donoghue Frog Music
David Leavitt The Two Hotel Francforts
Jo Walton My Real Children
Children's & Young Adult Gayle E. Pitman This Day in June Winner
Susan Kuklin Beyond Magenta: Transgender teens speak out Honor
Jandy Nelson I'll Give You the Sun
Christine Baldacchio, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
2016 Non-fiction Kenji Yoshino Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial Winner
Amy Ellis Nutt Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family Honor
Lillian Faderman The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
Michael Helquist Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions
Doug Meyer Violence Against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination
Literature Carolina de Robertis The Gods of Tango Winner
Virginie Despentes Apocalypse Baby Honor
Leah Horlick For Your Own Good
LaShonda Katrice Barnett Jam On The Vine
Libby Ware Lum: a novel
Children's & Young Adults Alex Gino George Winner
Bill Konigsberg The Porcupine of Truth
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2017 Non-fiction David France How to Survive a Plague: The inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS Winner
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Michael Schreiber One-man show: the life and art of Bernard Perlin
Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, et. al. (eds.) Rethinking sexism, gender, and sexuality
Ivan E. Coyote Tomboy Survival Guide
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Martin Hyatt Beautiful gravity: a novel Honor
Bryan Borland Dig
Saleem Haddad Guapa
Matthew Griffin Hide: a novel
Children's & Young Adult Rick Riordan Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor Winner
Meredith Russo If I Was Your Girl
Anna-Marie McLemore When the Moon Was Ours Honor
Jenny Downham Unbecoming
Robin Stevenson Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community
2018 Non-fiction John Chaich and Todd Oldham Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community Winner
C. Riley Snorton Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity Honor
Andrew Evans The Black Penguin
Bennett Singer and David Deschamps LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers
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SJ Sindu Marriage of a Thousand Lies Honor
Kai Cheng Thom A Place Called No Homeland
Rivers Solomon An Unkindness of Ghosts
Chen Chen When I Grow Up, I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities
Children's & Young Adult Dashka Slater The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Winner
Brandy Colbert Little & Lion
Melanie Gillman As the Crow Flies Honor
Mackenzi Lee The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
2019 Literature Rebecca Makkai The Great Believers Winner
Lisa Maas Forward Honor
Carole Maurel, adapted by Mariko Tamaki Luisa: Now and Then
Uzodinma Iweala Speak No Evil
Amy Bloom White Houses
Non-fiction Michael Amherst Go the Way Your Blood Beats Winner
E. Patrick Johnson Black. Queer. Southern. Women: An Oral History Honor
Eric and Stephani Lohman Raising Rosie: Our Story of Parenting and Intersex Child
Robert W. Fieseler Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation
Isaac Butler and Dan Kois The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
Children's & Young Adult Jessica Love Julian is a Mermaid Winner
Kacen Callender Hurricane Child
Ashley Herring Blake Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Honor
Kelly Loy Gilbert Picture Us in the Light
2020 Non-fiction Saeed Jones How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Winner
Maia Kobabe Gender Queer: A Memoior Honor
Kai Cheng Thom I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World
Carmen Maria Machado In the Dream House: A Memoir
Robyn Ryle She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters
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Bryan Washington Lot: Stories Honor
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Nicole Dennis-Benn Patsy
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Maulik Pancholy The Best At It

See also


  1. ^ Online the American Library Association presents the three Stonewall Book Awards twice, once in a GLBTRT subsite and once in an Awards subsite. The former treats them as three tracks of one award; the latter presents two Stonewall Book Awards for literature and nonfiction (adult books) and another one in parallel for children's and young adults books. References to both sets of webpages are provided here.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Stonewall Book Awards". American Library Association (ALA). Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c d Stonewall Book Awards: "This Award's Homepage". ALA. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  3. ^ Stonewall Book Awards - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award: "This Award's Homepage". ALA. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Stonewall Book Awards History". ALA. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b "ALA Book, Print & Media Awards". American Library Association (ALA). Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  6. ^ "Stonewall Book Awards List". ALA. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  7. ^ "Stonewall Book Awards List". GLBT Round Table. ALA. Retrieved 2019.

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