Stonewall Book Awards List

The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

The 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 and Young Adult Literature Award are presented to English language works published the year prior to the announcement date. The award is announced in January and presented to the winning authors or editors at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June or July.

Winners for: 2014, 20132012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971.

2014

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Art on Fire, by Hilary Sloin (Ann Arbor, MI : Bywater Books); ISBN: 9781612940311

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men, by David McConnell (New York : Akashic Books); ISBN: 9781617751325
 
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son, by Lori Duron (New York : Broadway Books, an imprint of Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, Inc.); ISBN 9780770437725

Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (Woodbury, Minn : Flux, an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.); ISBN: 9780738732510
 
Fat Angie, by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press); ISBN: 9780763661199

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

Stonewall Honor Books in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

  • Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle (New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division.); ISBN: 9781442446892 
  • Branded by the Pink Triangle, by Ken Setterington (Toronto, Ont. : Second Story Press); ISBN: 9781926920962
  • Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan (New York : Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House Inc., New York.); ISBN: 9780307931900

2013

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

The Last Nude, by Ellis Avery (New York : Riverhead Trade); ISBN: 978-1594488139 

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz (New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division)); ISBN: 978-1442408920

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

Stonewall Honor Books in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

   

2012

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Sweet Like Sugar, by Wayne Hoffman (New York : Kensington); ISBN: 978-0758265623

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, by Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward (Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books); ISBN: 978-1588342997
and 
A Queer History of the United States (Revisioning American History), by Michael Bronski (Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press); ISBN: 978-0807044391

The Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy, by Bil Wright (New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR (an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division)) ; ISBN: 978-1416939962

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

Stonewall Honor Books in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

  • Pink, by Lili Wilkinson (New York : HarperTeen (an imprint of HarperCollins)); ISBN: 9780061926532
  • With or Without You, by Brian Farrey (New York : Simon Pulse (an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division));  ISBN: 978-1442406995) 
  • a + e 4ever, drawn and written by Ilike Merey (Maple Shade, N.J. : Lethe Press); ISBN: 978-1590213902
  • Money Boy, by Paul Yee (Toronto : Groundwood Books (an imprint of House of Anansi Press)); ISBN: 978-1554980949

   

2011

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

More of This World or Maybe Another by Barb Johnson, (Harper Perennial) ISBN: 978-0061732270

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Inseparable: Desire between Women in Literature by Emma Donoghue, (Knopf) ISBN: 978-0307270948

Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (Delacorte Press) ISBN: 978-0385736640

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

Stonewall Honor Books in Children and Young Adult Literature

   

2010

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Stray Dog Winter: A Novel by David Francis, (MacAdam/Cage) ISBN: 9781596923157

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America by Nathaniel Frank, (St. Martin's Press) ISBN: 9780312373481

Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd, (Penguin Group) ISBN: 9780803733404

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

  • God Says No by James Hannaham, (McSweeney's) ISBN: 9781934781401
  • Beauty Salon by Mario Bellatin, (City Lights Publishers) ISBN: 9780872864733

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

Stonewall Honor Books in Children and Young Adult Literature

   

2009

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Light Fell by Evan Fallenberg, (Soho Press) ISBN: 9781569474679

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003 by William N. Eskridge, Jr., (Viking) ISBN: 9780670018628

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

   

2008

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery, (Riverhead Books) ISBN: 9781594489303

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Dog Years: A Memoir by Mark Doty, (HarperCollins) ISBN: 9780061171000

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

  • Bow Grip by Ivan E. Coyote, (Arsenal Pulp Press) ISBN: 9781551522135
  • Dark Reflections by Samuel R. Delany, (Carroll & Graf Publishers) ISBN: 9780786719471
  • The Indian Clerk: A Novel by David Leavitt, (Bloomsbury; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers) ISBN: 9781596910416
  • The IHOP Papers by Ali Liebegott, (Carroll & Graf Publishers) ISBN: 9780786717941

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

   

2007

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Grief by Andrew Holleran, (Hyperion) ISBN: 9781401302504

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, (Houghton Mifflin) ISBN: 9780618477944

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

   

2006

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Babyji: a novel by Abha Dawesar, (Anchor Books) ISBN: 9781400034567

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

The fabulous Sylvester: the legend, the music, the seventies in San Francisco by Joshua Gamson, (H. Holt) ISBN: 9780805072501

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

   

2005

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

The Master: A Novel by Colm Tóibín, (Scribner) ISBN: 9780743250405

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and in People by Joan Roughgarden, (University of California Press) ISBN: 9780520240735

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

   

2004

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

The Book of Salt by Monique Truong, (Houghton Mifflin Company) ISBN: 9780618304004

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin by John D'Emilio, (Free Press) ISBN: 9780684827803

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

   

2003

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Letters to Montgomery Clift: a Novel by Noel Alumit, (MacAdam/Cage Pub) ISBN: 1931561028

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

How Sex Changed: a History of Transsexuality in the United States by Joanne Meyerowitz, ( Harvard University Press) ISBN: 0674009258

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

   

2002

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project, (Vintage Books) ISBN 0375727191

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, a Literary Life Shattered by Scandal by Barry Werth, (Nan A. Talese) ISBN 0385494688

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

   

2001

Literature Award

Affinity by Sarah Waters, (Riverhead Books) ISBN 1573221562

Non-Fiction Award

Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet by William N. Eskridge, (Harvard University Press) ISBN 0674341619

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

   

2000

Literature Award

Po Man's Child: A Novel by Marci Blackman, (Manic D Press) ISBN 0916397599

Non-Fiction Award

My Lesbian Husband: Landscape of a Marriage by Barrie Jean Borich, (Greywolf Press) ISBN 1555972926

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1999

Literature Award

The Hours by Michael Cunningham, (Farrar, Strauss, Giroux) ISBN 0374172897

Non-Fiction Award

Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America by Sarah Schulman, (Duke University Press) ISBN 0822321327; ISBN 0822322641

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1998

Literature Award

Working Parts: A Novel by Lucy Jane Bledsoe, (Seal Press) ISBN 187806794X

Non-Fiction Award

The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People by Adam Mastoon, (William Morrow and Co./Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books) ISBN 0688149316

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1997

Literature Award

Hood by Emma Donoghue, (HarperCollins) ISBN 0060171103

Non-Fiction Award

Geography of the Heart: A Memoir by Fenton Johnson, (Scribner) ISBN 068481417X

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1996

Literature Award

Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley, (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) ISBN 1565121066

Non-Fiction Award

Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation by Urvashi Vaid, (Anchor Books) ISBN 0385472986

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1995

Literature Award

Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence edited by Marion Dane Bauer, (HarperCollins) ISBN 0060242531; ISBN 006024254X

Non-Fiction Award

Skin: Talking About Sex, Class & Literature Dorothy Allison, (Firebrand Books) ISBN 1563410451; ISBN 1563410443

Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Gay and Lesbian Americans by Phillip Sherman and Samuel Bernstein, (Fletcher Press) ISBN 0964177900

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1994

Literature Award

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg,(Firebrand Books) ISBN 156341029X

Non-Fiction Award

Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son by Phyllis Burke, (Random House) ISBN 0679421882

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1993

Literature Award

Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry by Essex Hemphill, (Plume) ISBN 0452268176

Non-Fiction Award

Making History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945-1990 by Eric Marcus, (HarperCollins) ISBN 0060167084

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1992

Literature Award

Halfway Home by Paul Monette, (Crown) ISBN 0517583291

Non-Fiction Award

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America by Lillian Faderman, (Columbia University Press) ISBN 0231074883

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1991

Literature Award

Crime against Nature by Minnie Bruce Pratt, (Firebrand Books) ISBN 0932379729

Non-Fiction Award

Encyclopedia of Homosexuality edited by Wayne Dynes, (Garland) ISBN 0824065441

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1990

Literature Award

Eighty-Sixed by David B. Feinberg, (Viking) ISBN 0670823155

Non-Fiction Award

In Search of Gay America: Women and Men in a Time of Change by Neil Miller, (Atlantic Monthly Press) ISBN 0871133040

Stonewall Literature Finalists

Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists

   

1989

The Swimming-Pool Library by Andrew Hollinghurst, (Random House) ISBN 0394570251

After Delores by Sarah Schulman, (Dutton) ISBN 052524641X

   

1988

A Restricted Country by Joan Nestle, (Firebrand Books) ISBN 0932379370

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts, (St. Martin's Press) ISBN 0312009941

   

1987

The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture by Walter Williams, (Beacon Press) ISBN 0807046027

   

1986

Sex and Germs: The Politics of AIDS by Cindy Patton, (South End Press) ISBN 0896082598

   

1985

Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds by Judy Grahn, (Beacon Press) ISBN 0807067164

   

1984

Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970 by John D'Emilio, (University of Chicago Press) ISBN 02226142655

   

1983

No award given.

   

1982

Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present by Lillian Faderman, (Morrow) ISBN 0688003966

Black Lesbians: An Annotated Bibliography by J.R. Roberts, (Naiad Press) ISBN 0930044215

The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo, (Harper & Row) ISBN 0060908718

   

1981

Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century by John Boswell, (University of Chicago Press) ISBN 0226067106

   

1980

Now the Volcano: An Anthology of Latin American Gay Literature edited by Winston Leyland, (Gay Sunshine Press) ISBN 0917342674

   

1979

Now That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality by Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward, (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich) ISBN 0151677077

   

1978

Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resource Book edited by Ginny Vida, (Prentice-Hall) ISBN 0136444016

   

1977

Familiar Faces, Hidden Lives: The Story of Homosexual Men in America Today by Howard Brown, (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich) ISBN 0156301202

   

1976

No award given.

   

1975

Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature edited by Jonathan Katz, (Arno Press) [Series of historically significant reprints]

Series Title: Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature

   

1974

Sex Variant Women in Literature: A Historical and Quantitative Survey by Jeannette Foster, (Vantage Press)

   

1973

No award given.

   

1972

The Gay Mystique: The Myth and Reality of Male Homosexuality by Peter Fisher, (Stein & Day) ISBN 0812814312

Lesbian/Woman by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon (Glide Publications) ISBN: 9780912078205

   

1971

A Place for Us by Isabel Miller, (published in October, 1971 by McGraw Hill as Patience and Sarah ) ISBN: 9780070420359


 


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