The 31st annual Lambda Literary Awards, which honor LGBTQ writing across 24 categories, were presented last night in New York City.
The Lie and How We Told It by Tommi Parrish took home the award in the LGBTQ Graphic Novel category. Published by Fantagraphics, the graphic novel is about two formerly close friends trying “to salvage whatever is left of their decaying relationship.”
Other nominees in the category included:
- Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, Mark Russell (Writer), Sean Parsons, Mark Morales, Howard Porter, Mike Feehan (Illustrators), DC Entertainment
- The Lie and How We Told It, Tommi Parrish, Fantagraphics Books (Winner)
- Love Letters to Jane’s World, Paige Braddock, Lion Forge
- On a Sunbeam, Tillie Walden, First Second / Roaring Brook Press
- Our Wretched Town Hall, Eric Kostiuk Williams, Retrofit Comics & Big Planet Comics
- The Pervert, Michelle Perez (Writer), Remy Boydell (Illustrator), Image Comics
- Unpacking, Steve MacIsaac, Northwest Press
- We’re Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology, Jeanne Thornton & Tara Madison Avery, Stacked Deck Press
But Parrish’s book wasn’t the only graphic novel recognized last night. Miles & Honesty in SCFSX!, a self-published graphic novel by Blue Delliquanti and Kazimir Lee, won in the LGBTQ Erotica category. It was one of two graphic novels nominated in that category, the other being Crossplay by Niki Smith.
You can find the complete list of winners across all categories, including fiction, nonfiction and poetry, here.