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2008 Essence Literary Award Winning Books Announced

2008 Essence Literary Award Winning Books Announced
Would you believe I attended and forgot my camera! Actually I think I lost it today — cause I can’t find it. Bottom line I don’t have any photos to share. The awards program was a standing room only event. There were plenty of notable authors, celebrities, and book industry professionals. It was a good mix of people. Essence did a fine job for their first literary awards program.


Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.