Bisexual Book Awards
2019 Winners

The winners and finalists of the Eighth Annual Bisexual Book Awards (BBA8), for books published in 2019, were announced June 19.

Click the link to see the winners in all categories: Non-Fiction, Memoir/Biography, Fiction, Romance, Erotic Fiction, Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/ Bi-fi/ Fantasy/ Paranormal/ Horror/ Etc.], Teen/Young Adult, Mystery, Poetry; plus two special categories: Publisher of the Year and Bi Writer of the Year.

Rebecca Kim Wells won the Speculative Fiction category and was a finalist for Bi Writer of the Year. Carmen Maria Machado won the Memoir/Biography category.

The categories with finalists of genre interest are listed below. The winners are in boldface.

Speculative Fiction  [Bi-fi/Sci-fi/Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror/Etc.]

  • Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells, Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster
  • Monster of the Week by FT Lukens, Duet Books / Interlude Press


  • In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press
  • Sorted by Jackson Bird, Tiller Press / Simon & Schuster

Teen/Young Adult Fiction

  • Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley, Page Street Kids
  • Monster of the Week by FT Lukens, Duet Books / Interlude Press
  • The Mover by JC Garton, Riversong Books / Sulis International 

Bi Writer of the Year
{authors listed alphabetically by last name}

  • Sarah Blake, Naamah, Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House
  • Rosalind Chase, Lot’s Wife: An Erotic Retelling, Under Hill Press
  • Corey E. Flanders editor, Under the Bisexual Umbrella: Diversity of Identity and Experience, Routledge
  • Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue, St. Martin’s Griffin / Macmillan 
  • Rebecca Kim Wells, Shatter the Sky, Books for Young Readers / Simon & Schuster

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