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Bombingham by Anthony GroomsFiction, 2002
Break Any Woman Down by Dana JohnsonDebut Fiction, 2002
Breathing Room by Patricia ElamDebut Fiction, 2002
The Dying Ground by Nichelle D. TrambleDebut Fiction, 2002
Fearless Jones by Walter MosleyFiction, 2002
Greenwichtown: A Novel by Joyce PalmerDebut Fiction, 2002
He Sleeps: A Novel by Reginald McKnightFiction, 2002
Impossible witnesses : truth, abolitionism, and slave testimony by Dwight A. McBrideNonfiction, 2002
October Suite by Maxine ClairFiction, 2002
On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker by A'Lelia BundlesNonfiction, 2002
Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story by Michael DatcherNonfiction, 2002
The Red Moon by Kuwana HaulseyDebut Fiction, 2002
Salvation: Black People and Love by bell hooksNonfiction, 2002
The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: An Artist's Journey, 1898-1939 by Paul RobesonNonfiction, 2002
The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction, 2002
American Skin: Pop Culture, Big Business, and the End of White America by Leon E. WynterNonfiction, 2003
Discretion by Elizabeth NunezFiction, 2003
Douglass' Women : A Novel by Jewell Parker RhodesFiction, 2003
The Ecstatic by Victor LaValleFiction, 2003
Fifth Born by Zelda LockhartDebut Fiction, 2003
Gigantic by Marc NesbittDebut Fiction, 2003
The Herndons: An Atlanta Family by Carole MerrittNonfiction, 2003
A Little Piece of Sky by Nicole Bailey WilliamsDebut Fiction, 2003
Passed on: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial by Karla F. C. HollowayNonfiction, 2003
Ralph Ellison: Emergence of Genius by Lawrence JacksonNonfiction, 2003
River Woman by Donna HemansDebut Fiction, 2003
Song of the Water Saints by Nelly RosarioDebut Fiction, 2003
Water Street by Crystal WilkinsonFiction, 2003
Without a Name and Under the Tongue by Yvonne VeraFiction, 2003
Always Wear Joy: My Mother Bold and Beautiful by Susan Fales-HillNonfiction, 2004
Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity by E. Patrick JohnsonNonfiction, 2004
Daughter by Asha BandeleDebut Fiction, 2004
A Distant Shore by Caryl PhillipsFiction, 2004
Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori ParksDebut Fiction, 2004
Hottentot Venus by Barbara Chase-RiboudFiction, 2004
Knee-Deep in Wonder: A Novel by April ReynoldsDebut Fiction, 2004
The Known World by Edward P. JonesFiction, 2004
Mandela, Mobutu, and Me: A Newswoman's African Journey by Lynne DukeNonfiction, 2004
A Place Between Stations: Stories by Stephanie AllenDebut Fiction, 2004
The Polished Hoe by Austin ClarkeFiction, 2004
The Salt Roads by Nalo HopkinsonFiction, 2004
Somebody's Someone: A Memoir by Regina LouiseNonfiction, 2004
Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Valerie BoydNonfiction, 2004
American Desert by Percival EverettFiction, 2005
The Black Interior by Elizabeth AlexanderNonfiction, 2005
Bling: A Novel by Erica KennedyContemporary Fiction, 2005
Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge by Ellis CoseNonfiction, 2005
A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa by Howard W. FrenchNonfiction, 2005
The Darkest Child by Delores PhillipsDebut Fiction, 2005
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge DanticatFiction, 2005
The End of Blackness by Debra J. DickersonNonfiction, 2005
The Failures Of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dream by Sheryll CashinNonfiction, 2005
Links by Nuruddin FarahFiction, 2005
The Madonna of Excelsior by Zakes MdaFiction, 2005
The Man in My Basement by Walter MosleyFiction, 2005
The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi EdugyanDebut Fiction, 2005
Shifting Through Neutral by Bridgett M. DavisContemporary Fiction, 2005
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood by Donald BogleNonfiction, 2006
Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists by Lisa E. FarringtonNonfiction, 2006
Dancing in the Dark by Caryl PhillipsFiction, 2006
Joplin's Ghost by Tananarive DueFiction, 2006
Love on the Dotted Line: A Novel by David E. TalbertContemporary Fiction, 2006
My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations by Mary Frances BerryNonfiction, 2006
Pride of Carthage: A Novel of Hannibal by David Anthony DurhamFiction, 2006
Third Girl from the Left by Martha SouthgateFiction, 2006
Tropical Fish: Tales From Entebbe by Doreen BainganaDebut Fiction, 2006
The Untelling by Tayari JonesFiction, 2006
Upstate by Kalisha BuckhanonDebut Fiction, 2006
Who Does She Think She Is? by Benilde LittleContemporary Fiction, 2006
Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch: Essays On Race and Sexuality (Sexual Cultures Series) by Dwight McBrideNonfiction, 2006
Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition by Cheryl A. WallNonfiction, 2006
The Architecture of Language by Quincy TroupePoetry, 2007
Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley by Christopher John FarleyNonfiction, 2007
BookMarks: Reading in Black and White: A Memoir by Karla F. C. HollowayNonfiction, 2007
Dominion: A Novel by Calvin BakerFiction, 2007
Get Down: Stories by Asali SolomonDebut Fiction, 2007
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieFiction, 2007
Jump at the Sun: A Novel by Kim McLarinFiction, 2007
The Last 'Darky': Bert Williams, Black-on-Black Minstrelsy, and the African Diaspora (A John Hope Franklin Center Book) by Louis Chude-SokeiNonfiction, 2007
Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction, 2007
The River Flows on: Black Resistance, Culture, And Identity Formation in Early America by Walter C. RuckerNonfiction, 2007
The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty, and Belonging by Kym RagusaNonfiction, 2007
Unburnable by Marie-Elena JohnDebut Fiction, 2007
Wind in a Box (Poets, Penguin) by Terrance HayesPoetry, 2007
Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'oFiction, 2007
Conversion by Remica L. BinghamPoetry, 2008
The Deepest South: The United States, Brazil, and the African Slave Trade by Gerald HorneNonfiction, 2008
Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America, by Sylviane A. DioufNonfiction, 2008
The Guyanese Wanderer: Stories (The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature) by Jan CarewFiction, 2008
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi AliNonfiction, 2008
Like Trees, Walking: A Novel by Ravi HowardDebut Fiction, 2008
Measuring Time by Helon HabilaFiction, 2008
The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why by Jabari AsimNonfiction, 2008
On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century by Sherrilyn A. IfillNonfiction, 2008
The Opposite House by Helen OyeyemiFiction, 2008
Quantum Lyrics: Poems by A. Van JordanPoetry, 2008
Someone Knows My Name: A Novel by Lawrence HillFiction, 2008
The Story of the Cannibal Woman: A Novel by Maryse CondéFiction, 2008
Them by Nathan McCallDebut Fiction, 2008
The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family by Sheryll CashinNonfiction, 2009
The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood by Ta-Nehisi CoatesNonfiction, 2009
Blood Colony: A Novel by Tananarive DueFiction, 2009
Holding Pattern: Stories by Jeffery Renard AllenFiction, 2009
Ida: A Sword Among Lions by Paula J. GiddingsNonfiction, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and into Legend by Gretchen Holbrook GerzinaNonfiction, 2009
Please (New Issues Poetry & Prose) by Jericho BrownPoetry, 2009
Somebody Scream!: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power by Marcus ReevesNonfiction, 2009
Song Yet Sung by James McBrideFiction, 2009
Stand the Storm: A Novel by Breena ClarkeFiction, 2009
Warhorses: Poems by Yusef KomunyakaaPoetry, 2009
Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn WardFiction, 2009
Big Machine: A Novel by Victor LaValleFiction, 2010
Black Water Rising by Attica LockeFiction, 2010
Blonde Roots by Bernardine EvaristoFiction, 2010
The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama by Gwen IfillNonfiction, 2010
Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem by Mitchell L.H. DouglasPoetry, 2010
Freedom by Any Means: Con Games, Voodoo Schemes, True Love and Lawsuits on the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamusNonfiction, 2010
Gospel: poems by Samiya BashirPoetry, 2010
More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City by William Julius WilsonNonfiction, 2010
Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial by James A. MillerNonfiction, 2010
Sag Harbor by Colson WhiteheadFiction, 2010
Sweet Thunder: the Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson by Wil HaygoodNonfiction, 2010
The Trial of Robert Mugabe by Chielo Zona EzeFiction, 2010
Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth by Ben ShapiroNonfiction, 2011
Glorious by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction, 2011
How to escape from a leper colony : a novella and stories by Tiphanie YaniqueFiction, 2011
How to Read the Air by Dinaw MengestuFiction, 2011
The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960 by Lawrence P. JacksonNonfiction, 2011
John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism by Keith GilyardNonfiction, 2011
Lighthead by Terrance HayesPoetry, 2011
Losing My Cool: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-hop Culture by Thomas Chatterton WilliamsNonfiction, 2011
Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation by Rawn James Jr.Nonfiction, 2011
Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems by Thomas Sayers EllisPoetry, 2011
Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans by Rosalyn StoryFiction, 2011
Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezFiction, 2011
Crossbones by Nuruddin FarahFiction, 2012
Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America by Sharifa Rhodes-PittsNonfiction, 2012
Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis GirmayPoetry, 2012
Life on Mars: Poems by Tracy K. SmithPoetry, 2012
My Long Trip Home: A Family Memoir by Mark WhitakerNonfiction, 2012
One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir by Binyavanga WainainaNonfiction, 2012
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn WardFiction, 2012
Silver Sparrow by Tayari JonesFiction, 2012
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa V. Harris-PerryNonfiction, 2012
You Are Free: Stories by Danzy SennaFiction, 2012
Zone One by Colson WhiteheadFiction, 2012
But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise by Lillian-Yvonne BertramPoetry, 2013
The Cutting Season by Attica LockeFiction, 2013
Elsewhere, California: A Novel by Dana JohnsonFiction, 2013
The End of American Lynching by Ashraf H. A. RushdyNonfiction, 2013
Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free by Sara Lawrence-LightfootNonfiction, 2013
Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction, 2013
Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City by Natalie HopkinsonNonfiction, 2013
Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery by Heather Andrea WilliamsNonfiction, 2013
me and Nina by Monica HandPoetry, 2013
There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua AchebeNonfiction, 2013
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana MathisFiction, 2013
The Big Smoke by Adrian MatejkaPoetry, 2014
The Cineaste: Poems by A. Van JordanPoetry, 2014
Darktown Follies: Poems by Amaud Jamaul JohnsonPoetry, 2014
Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven WilderNonfiction, 2014
Every Boy Should Have a Man by Preston L. AllenFiction, 2014
The Good Lord Bird by James McBrideFiction, 2014
The gospel according to Cane by Courttia NewlandFiction, 2014
Hemming the Water (Stahlecker Selections) by Yona HarveyPoetry, 2014
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley CrouchNonfiction, 2014
The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights by William P. JonesNonfiction, 2014
Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn WardNonfiction, 2014
Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral HomeNonfiction, 2014
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. JacksonFiction, 2014
Searching for Zion by Emily RaboteauNonfiction, 2014
See Now Then by Jamaica KincaidFiction, 2014
Silverchest: Poems by Carl PhillipsPoetry, 2014
We Need New Names by NoViolet BulawayoFiction, 2014
What We Ask Of Flesh by Remica L. BinghamPoetry, 2014
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia RankinePoetry, 2015
Digest (Stahlecker Selections) by Gregory PardloPoetry, 2015
The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Poets, Penguin) by Willie PerdomoPoetry, 2015
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. BlowNon-Fiction, 2015
King Me by Roger ReevesPoetry, 2015
Land of love and drowning : a novel by Tiphanie YaniqueFiction, 2015
Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America by Bob HerbertNon-Fiction, 2015
Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era (Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities) by Saladin AmbarNon-Fiction, 2015
The Moor's Account by Laila LalamiFiction, 2015
Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir by Elizabeth NunezNon-Fiction, 2015
The Orchard of Lost Souls: A Novel by Nadifa MohamedFiction, 2015
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle AllenNon-Fiction, 2015
Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael BeahFiction, 2015
Revising the Storm (A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America) by Geffrey DavisPoetry, 2015
The Secret History of Las Vegas: A Novel by Chris AbaniFiction, 2015
This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible by Charles E. Cobb Jr.Non-Fiction, 2015
An Untamed State by Roxane GayFiction, 2015
We Didn't Know Any Gangsters by Brian GilmorePoetry, 2015
The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America by D WatkinsNonfiction, 2016
Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic by Gerald HorneNonfiction, 2016
The Fishermen by Chigozie ObiomaDebut Fiction, 2016
Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness by Harriet A. WashingtonNonfiction, 2016
The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth AlexanderNonfiction, 2016
The Lost Child: A Novel by Caryl PhillipsFiction, 2016
The Sellout by Paul BeattyFiction, 2016
The Star Side of Bird Hill: A Novel by Naomi JacksonDebut Fiction, 2016
The Turner House by Angela FlournoyFiction, 2016
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo OkparantaFiction, 2016
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo JohnsonFiction, 2016
Where Everybody Looks Like Me: At the Crossroads of America's Black Colleges and Culture by Ron StodghillNonfiction, 2016

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The Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards annually honor published works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry by Black writers published in the previous year. Recognized as a singular award from the Black writing community to its peers, the Legacy Awards each year recognizes members of the national and international Black writing community.

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