WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2008 ESSENCE LITERARY AWARDS
Review List of All 2008 Essence Literary Awards
Winners & Finalists
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
in advance of awards ceremony)
Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature. Ms. McMillan's ability to capture the dilemmas facing modern-day women with humor and verve has led to a worldwide following and has had a lasting effect on African-American literature. Two of her books, Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, have also been made into films.
Author Photograph: Stephanie Rausser
December 19, 2007 (New York, NY)�ESSENCE magazine announces the finalists of the first-annual 2008 ESSENCE Literary Awards. (The full list of finalists is attached.) This invitation-only event, designed to celebrate established and emerging African-American authors, will take place on February 7, 2008 at Le Parker Meridien. The nominees were chosen by ESSENCE editors solely based on the criteria listed below:
In addition, readers will be able to go to Essence.com
during January 1-January 15, 2008 to vote in the Storyteller
of the Year category to choose their favorite authors who
have penned the best books of 2007. ESSENCE will also
announce events that will be held in conjunction with its
Save Our Libraries campaign to benefit the Harlem-based
Countee Cullen Branch of the New York Public Library. The
purpose of the campaign is to honor the recipient's
contributions and to solicit support in order for it to
maintain its services to the community.
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