Publishers Weekly covers the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards
Founded to support African-American literature and named after celebrated black writers Zora Neal Hurston and Richard Wright, the nonprofit Hurston/Wright Foundation marked its 25th anniversary with the appointment of a new executive director. The foundation also announced the winners of the annual H/W Legacy Awards, given for literary achievement.
One of the foundation’s activities is sponsoring the H/W Legacy Awards, annual literary prizes presented to the best African-American-focused books of the year. The awards were presented last week at a gala ceremony at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C.