Troy Posted July 11, 2012 Report Share Posted July 11, 2012 THE HURSTON/WRIGHT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE NOMINEES OF THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL HURSTON/WRIGHT LEGACY AWARD The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award honors exemplary works of literature before the national community of Black writers. By honoring these nominees, we're recognizing the profound significance, necessity, and genius of Black writers and the stories they tell. A panel of published authors in each genre reviewed submissions and selected nominees from categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Winners will receive a cash award and the coveted statute of Djhuiti(je-hu-ty), the ancient Egyptian symbol of the patron saint of writing, speech, and divine intellectual pursuit. Finalists will receive an engraved plaque of Djhuiti. The annual Legacy Award ceremony will be held December 1, 2012 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award 2012 Nominees are: Fiction Nuruddin Farah Crossbones (Riverhead) Tayari Jones Silver Sparrow (Algonquin Books) Helen Oyeyemi Mr. Fox (Riverhead) Danzy Senna You Are Free (Riverhead) Jesmyn Ward Salvage the Bones (Bloomsbury USA) Colson Whitehead Zone One (Doubleday) Poetry Aracelis Girmay Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions Ltd.) Evie Shockley The New Black (Wesleyan) Tracy K. Smith Life on Mars (Graywolf Press) Nonfiction Tomiko Brown-Nagin Courage to Dissent (Oxford University Press) Melissa V. Harris-Perry Sister Citizen (Yale University Press) Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts Harlem is Nowhere (Little, Brown and Company) Binyavanga Wainaina One Day I Will Write About This Place (Graywolf Press) Mark Whitaker My Long Trip Home (Simon & Schuster) ABOUT HURSTON/WRIGHT Hurston/Wright is the nation's resource center for writers, readers, and supporters of Black literature. And thanks to the generosity of organizations such as Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Group USA, we provide services and guidance for Black writers and readers at every stage of their development. Our annual programs include the nation's only multi-genre summer residency workshop for writers of African descent with a tuition-free component for high school students; the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by their peers; an award for excellence to Black college writers; community awards to businesses, educators and/or cultural leaders that have demonstrated their commitment to African American literature; and a three week tuition-free writers workshop for high school students followed by monthly classroom and online instructions during the academic school year. Once again we wish to give special thanks to our many supporters who include Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Group USA, Prince George's County Council Member Andrea Harrison, Council Member Eric Olson, and Council Member Mel Franklin, The National Harbor Community Outreach Grant Fund, Sankofa Books, and a host of individual donors for their generous support. For more information about Hurston/Wright visit our website at www.hurstonwright.org. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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