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/transgendered experience.

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Barbara Gittings Literature Award

2013 Winner(s)

The Last Nude

written by Ellis Avery and published by Riverhead Trade.

2013 Honor(s)

The Absolutist
written by John Boyne and published by Other Press

written by Charles Rice-Gonzalez and published by Magnus Books

The Song of Achilles
written by Madeline Miller and published by Ecco

The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov
written by Paul Russell and published by Cleis Press

2013 Winner(s)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

2013 Honor(s)


written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier and published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Gone, Gone, Gone

written by Hannah Moskowitz and published by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

written by Lesléa Newman and published by Candlewick Press

Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie

written by S. J. Adams and published by Flux, an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.