‘A Guest in the House,’ ‘Blackward’ among the nominees for the 2024 Lambda Literary Awards

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

The finalists have been announced for the 36th annual Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrate and recognize outstanding LGBTQ+ literature. The awards include an “LGBTQ+ Comics” category.

The finalists were selected by more than “70 avid readers, critics and literary professionals” from more than 1,300 submissions. Both First Second and Drawn & Quarterly received two nominations, while Silver Sprocket rounded out the category. Previous winners in the comics category include Sas Milledge’s Mamo, Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit and Bishakh Som’s Apsara Engine.

And the finalists are …

A Guest in The House // Emily Caroll (First Second)

Belle of the Ball // Mari Costa (First Second)

Blackward // Lawrence Lindell (Drawn & Quarterly)

Roaming // Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)

The Chromatic Fantasy // H.A. (Silver Sprocket)

You can find the complete list of all finalists across all the literary categories on the Lambda Literary website.

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