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Hurston/Wright Award for
College Writers Recipients

2017 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers Recipients
FICTION
Shakarean Hutchinson 2017

Shakarean Hutchinson

Winner

POETRY
Cheswayo Mphanza 2017

Cheswayo Gabriel Mphanza

Winner

Winners & Finalists from Previous Years

2016

Winners:
John S. Wilson III (Fiction)
Joy Priest (Poetry)

Finalists (Fiction): Clynthia Burton Graham

Finalists (Poetry): Vanity Hendricks-Robinson, Latasha D. Johnson

2015

Winners:
Grace Jean-Pierre (Fiction)
Renia White (Poetry)

Finalists (Fiction): Sarah Dickerson, Jasmine Evans

2014

Winners:
Brittany Bennett (Fiction)
Nate Marshall (Poetry)

Finalists (Fiction): Najah Stefany Bint Abdush-Shahid Yasin, Amanda H. Davis

Finalists (Poetry): Rachel Hezekiah, Maria Fernanda Snellings

2013

Winner: Justin Campbell
Finalists: Cary Williams, Samantha Mallory

2012

Winner: Tatehona J. Kelly
Finalists: M. Shelly Conner, Lillian Ayana Gray

2011

Winner: Thai Matthews
Finalists: Leslie Ann Murray, Raven Johnson

2010

Winner: Bethsheba Mcgruder
Finalists: Nadine Pinede, Afia Atakora

2009

Winner: Dionne Irving
Finalists: Ashley Lee Williams, Richard Peacock

2008

Winner: Kelly Kennedy
Finalists: Chidi Asoluka, Antoinette Cole

2007

Winner: Joel Windsor
Finalists: Nicole Terez Dutton, W. Christopher Johnson

2006

Winner: Natalie Baszile
Finalists: Corwin Moore, Asha L. French

2005

Winner: 
Finalists:

2004

Winner: Elinathan N. Ohiomoba
Finalists: Mitchell Jackson, Rashida Merritt

2003

Winner: DaMaris Hill
Finalists: Travis Craig, Justin Haynes

2002

Winner: Shannon Gibney
Finalists: Jacinda Townsend, Tracy Price-Thompson

2001

Winner: Ravi Howard
Finalists: R. Erica Doyle, Nnedi Okorafor

2000

Winner: Tayari Jones
Finalists: Faith Adiele, Shelly Thiam

1999

Winner: Genaro Ky Ly Smith
Finalists: Phillip L Cunningham, Dokubo Melford Goodhead

1998

Winner: Brandon Khalif Walston
Finalists: Angel Y. Green, Angela Sherelle Threatt, Linnea Colette Ashley

1997

Winner: Nelly Rosario
Finalists: April Reynolds, Douglas Jones, Crystal Drake

1996

Winner: Gwendolyn Wooten Scott
Finalists: Princess J. L. Perry, Amy DuBois Barnett, Nardya Smith

1995

Winner: Monifa A. Love
Finalists: Trent Masiki, Dedra Johnson, Broc Yusef Hamlin

1994

Winner: Manuel Martinez
Finalists: David Wright, Marc Anthony Richardson, William Henry Lewis

1993

Winner: Kenyatta Dorey Graves
Finalist: Joci Llyn Dyes

1992

Winner: David Anthony Durham
Finalist: Erica Hector Vital

1991

Winner: Paul Derek Moore