The Harlem Book Fair celebrated its 15th anniversary by rebooting the Wheatley Awards. In the past, the Phillis Wheatley Award was given as an honor to authors like Maya Angelou, Gordon Parks and Terry McMillan for their body of work.
Starting in 2013 awards are presented in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young Adult catergories.
The Awards Ceremony was held on July 19th 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, in the Langston Hughes Auditorium at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Music was provided by Atiba Wilson and the Befo’ Quotet
Sonia Sanchez received the 1st Annual Sonia Sanchez Award in Poetry at 2013 Wheatley Award Program.
NEW - The #1 Power List best-selling books for the fiction and nonfiction categories, in 2013, will be come automatic nominees for the 2014 Phillis Wheatley Book Awards!
Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir
Nonfiction / History & Politics
Young Adult Readers