Stonewall Book Awards

About the Stonewall Book Awards The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

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Barbara Gittings Literature Award

2020 Winner(s)


by Carolina De Robertis

2020 Honor(s)

Lot: Stories
by Bryan Washington

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
by Ocean Vuong

by Nicole Dennis-Benn

by Hasan Namir

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

2020 Winner(s)

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

by Saeed Jones

2020 Honor(s)

Gender Queer: A Memoir
by Maia Kobabe

I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World
by Kai Cheng Thom

In the Dream House: A Memoir
by Carmen Maria Machado

She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters
by Robyn Ryle