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Book awards: Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

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Works (52)

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Erasure by Percival Everett2002
Gabriel's Story by David Anthony DurhamDebut Fiction, 2002
In the Shadow of a Saint: A Son's Journey to Understand His Father's Legacy by Ken WiwaNon-Fiction winner, 2002
Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies by Elizabeth McHenry2003
The Heart of Redness by Zakes MdaFiction, 2003
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari JonesDebut Fiction, 2003
Hunting in Harlem by Mat JohnsonFiction, 2004
In Black and White: the Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. by Wil HaygoodNon-Fiction winner, 2004
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieDebut Fiction, 2004
Graceland by Chris AbaniDebut Fiction, 2005
Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De VeauxNon-Fiction winner, 2005
Who Slashed Celanire's Throat?: A Fantastical Tale by Maryse CondéFiction, 2005
A Woman's Worth: A Novel (Strivers Row) by Tracy Price-ThompsonContemporary Fiction, 2005
Freshwater Road by Denise NicholasDebut Fiction, 2006
The Long Mile: The Shango Mysteries by Clyde W. FordContemporary Fiction, 2006
Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin by John Hope FranklinNon-Fiction winner, 2006
My Jim by Nancy RawlesFiction, 2006
All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. JonesFiction, 2007
Ancestor Stones by Aminatta FornaDebut Fiction, 2007
Unbowed: a Memoir by Wangari MaathaiNon-Fiction winner, 2007
Bouquet of Hungers: Poems by Kyle DarganPoetry winner, 2008
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DiazFiction, 2008
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge DanticatNon-Fiction winner, 2008
She's Gone by Kwame DawesDebut Fiction, 2008
The Headless Saints (New Issues Poetry & Prose) by Myronn HardyPoetry winner, 2009
Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid by Frank B. Wilderson, IIINon-Fiction winner, 2009
Say You're One of Them by Uwem AkpanFiction, 2009
I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival EverettFiction winner, 2010
Liberation Narratives: New and Collected Poems: 1966-2009 by Haki R. MadhubutiPoetry winner, 2010
Sonata Mulattica: Poems by Rita DovePoetry winner, 2010
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original by Robin KelleyNon-Fiction winner, 2010
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle EvansFiction, 2011
Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 by Elizabeth AlexanderPoetry, 2011
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel WilkersonNon-Fiction winner, 2011
Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement by Tomiko Brown-NaginNonfiction, 2012
Mr. Fox by Helen OyeyemiFiction, 2012
The new black (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Evie ShockleyPoetry, 2012
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 (American Poets Continuum) by Lucille CliftonPoetry, 2013
Half Blood Blues by Esi EdugyanFiction, 2013
The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics by Frederick HarrisNonfiction, 2013
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia RankinePoetry, 2015
The Moor's Account by Laila LalamiFiction, 2015
Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir by Elizabeth NunezNon-Fiction, 2015
Delicious Foods by James Hannahamfiction, 2016
Forest Primeval: Poems by Vieviee FrancisPoetry, 2016
Mourner's Bench: A Novel by Sanderia FayeDebut Fiction, 2016
Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga by Pamela NewkirkNonfiction, 2016
Bestiary: Poems by Donika KellyPoetry, 2017
Damnificados: A Novel (Spectacular Fiction) by JJ Amaworo WilsonDebut Fiction, 2017
Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America by Kali Nicole GrossNonfiction, 2017
The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadFiction, 2017

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The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award™ is the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by the national community of Black writers. This award consists of prizes for the highest quality writing in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.


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