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Stonewall Book Award
Stonewall Book Award
Awarded for for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience
Presented by the American Library Association's (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table
Country  United States
First awarded 1971
Official Website http://www.ala.org/ala/glbtrt/stonewall/stonewallbook.htm

Sponsored by the American Library Association's [ALA] Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table, the Stonewall Book Award is for LGBT books. It is presented annually to English language works of fiction (Barbara Gittings Literature Award) and non-fiction (Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award). It is announced in January and presented to the winning authors or editors, who are given a plaque and cash stipend.

First awarded in 1971 as the Gay Book Award, over the years the name of the award has changed:

  • 1971-1986 Gay Book Award
  • 1987-1989 Gay and Lesbian Book Award
  • 1990-1993 Gay and Lesbian Book Award, nonfiction and literature
  • 1994-1998 Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Book Award, nonfiction and literature
  • 1999-2001 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Book Award, nonfiction and literature
  • 2002-present Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award.[1] The current name is derived from the 1969 Stonewall riots.

In 1986, the award became an official ALA award.[2]

Contents

Stonewall Book Award recipients

Year Recipient Title
1971 Isabel Miller Patience and Sarah
1972 Peter Fisher The Gay Mystique: The Myth and Reality of Male Homosexuality
1972 Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon Lesbian/Woman
1973 no award given no award given
1974 Jeannette Howard Foster Sex Variant Women in Literature: A Historical and Quantitative Survey
1975 Jonathan D. Katz, ed. Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature
1976 no award given no award given
1977 Howard Brown Familiar Faces, Hidden Lives: The Story of Homosexual Men in America Today
1978 Ginny Vida, ed. Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resource Book
1979 Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality
1980 Winston Leyland, ed. Now the Volcano: An Anthology of Latin American Gay Literature
1981 John Boswell Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century
1982 Lillian Faderman Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present
1982 J.R. Roberts Black Lesbians: An Annotated Bibliography
1982 Vito Russo The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies
1983 no award given no award given
1984 John D'Emilio Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970
1985 Judy Grahn Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds
1986 Cindy Patton Sex and Germs: The Politics of AIDS
1987 Walter Williams The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture
1988 Joan Nestle A Restricted Country
1988 Randy Shilts And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
1989 Alan Hollinghurst The Swimming Pool Library
1989 Sarah Schulman After Delores
1990 Non-fiction Neil Miller In Search of Gay America: Women and Men in a Time of Change
1990 Literature David B. Feinberg Eighty-Sixed
1991 Non-fiction Wayne Dynes, ed. Encyclopedia of Homosexuality ((William Armstrong Percy)
1991 Literature Minnie Bruce Pratt Crime against Nature
1992 Non-fiction Lillian Faderman Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America
1992 Literature Paul Monette Halfway Home
1993 Non-fiction Eric Marcus Making History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945-1990
1993 Literature Essex Hemphill Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry
1994 Non-fiction Phyllis Burke Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son
1994 Literature Leslie Feinberg Stone Butch Blues
1995 Non-fiction Dorothy Allison Skin: Talking About Sex, Class & Literature
1995 Non-fiction Philip Sherman and Samuel Bernstein Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Gay and Lesbian Americans
1995 Literature Marion Dane Bauer Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence
1996 Non-fiction Urvashi Vaid Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation
1996 Literature Jim Grimsley Dream Boy
1997 Non-fiction Fenton Johnson Geography of the Heart: A Memoir
1997 Literature Emma Donoghue Hood
1998 Non-fiction Adam Mastoon The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People
1998 Literature Lucy Jane Bledsoe Working Parts: A Novel
1999 Non-fiction Sarah Schulman Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America
1999 Literature Michael Cunningham The Hours
2000 Non-fiction Barrie Jean Borich My Lesbian Husband: Landscape of a Marriage
2000 Literature Marci Blackman Po Man's Child: A Novel
2001 Non-fiction William N. Eskridge Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet
2001 Literature Sarah Waters Affinity
2002 Non-fiction Barry Werth The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, a Literary Life Shattered by Scandal
2002 Literature Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre Project The Laramie Project
2003 Non-fiction Joanne Meyerowitz How Sex Changed: a History of Transsexuality in the United States
2003 Literature Noel Alumit Letters to Montgomery Clift : a Novel
2004 Non-fiction John D'Emilio Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
2004 Literature Monique Truong The Book of Salt
2005 Non-fiction Joan Roughgarden Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and in People
2005 Literature Colm Tóibín The Master
2006 Non-fiction Joshua Gamson The Fabulous Sylvester: the Legend, the Music, the 70s in San Francisco
2006 Literature Abha Dawesar Babyji
2007 Non-fiction Alison Bechdel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
2007 Literature Andrew Holleran Grief: a Novel
2008 Non-Fiction Mark Doty Dog Years: A Memoir
2008 Literature Ellis Avery The Teahouse Fire
2009 Non-Fiction William N. Eskridge Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003
2009 Literature Evan Fallenberg Light Fell

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