“The Straight State” wins a Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies

The winners of the 22nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced on May 27, 2010 at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City. Among the winners was Margot Canaday, whose The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America topped the LGBT Studies category. Congratulations Margot!

The 2010 ceremony honored books published in 2009. According Lambda Literary,

The first Lambda Literary Awards were presented at a black-tie gala ceremony in 1989. Every year since then they have been awarded to the finest lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans literature available in the United States. The ‘Lammy’ is the most prestigious, competitive, and comprehensive literary award offered specifically to LGBT authors. For more than two decades the Lambda Literary Awards has brought attention to and honored exceptional writing about queer lives across multiple genres published by large and small presses.

The Straight State is also the winner of the 2010 Ellis W. Hawley Prize, awarded by the Organization of American Historians.

Find out more about the Lammys, including finalists and winners in other categories, here.

For a complete list of recent award-winning Princeton University Press books, click here.