‘Mamo,’ ‘The Greatest Thing’ among the nominees for the 2023 Lambda Literary Awards

The annual awards recognize LGBTQ books, poetry, comics and more.

The nominees have been announced for the 35th annual Lambda Literary Awards, celebrating “the very best in LGBTQ literature.” The awards include an “LGBTQ+ Comics” category.

The finalists were selected by a panel of over 65 literary professionals from more than 1,350 book submissions. While five graphic novels were selected for the comics category, a sixth book, The Third Person by Emma Grove and published by Drawn & Quarterly, was nominated in the transgender nonfiction category.

Here are the nominees for the comics category:

A Pros and Cons List for Strong Feelings: A Graphic Memoir by Will Betke-Brunswick, Tin House

Gay Giant by Gabriel Ebensperger, translated by Kelley D. Salas, Street Noise Books

Mamo by Sas Milledge, BOOM! Studios

Other Ever Afters by Melanie Gillman, Random House Graphics

The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred Searle, First Second

You can find the complete list of nominees on the Lambda Literary site.

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