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Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

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2017 Legacy Awards

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The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award TM  honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. Introduced in 2001, the Legacy Award was the first national award presented to Black writers by a national organization of Black writers. Fiction, nonfiction and poetry honorees are selected in a juried competition. Merit awards are given at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Each October, the award winners are celebrated during a gala that draws hundreds of literary stars, readers, and representatives of the publishing industry, the arts, media, politics, and academia.

2017 Legacy Merit Award Recipients
North Star
Carla Hayden photo

Dr. Carla Hayden

Ella Baker
John Lewis photo

Congressman John Lewis

Madam C.J. Walker
Haki Madhubuti photo

Haki R. Madhubuti

2017 Legacy Award Nominees

DEBUT FICTION

Blackass
Born
Damnificados

FICTION

Mother
Loss
Book of
Swing
Underground
Another Brooklyn

NONFICTION

The Firebrand
Hannah
Stamped
The Social
Another Day
In the Wake

POETRY

Play
Bestiary
The Crown
Thief
Rapture
Third