[#UBookishEvents]: African American Literary Awards Show


The African American Literary Awards Show is back for the 12th year. The annual event is being held October 1, 2016 in Harlem, NY.

This event highlights and showcases African American literary achievements. Some of our favs are nominated for this years awards. Be sure to get your votes in for your favorite authors! Voting ends this Friday, September 23, 2016. Congrats to all the nominees!!

Check out the nominees below. For more information on this years awards show, you can check out the official event website here.


African American Literary Award Show


2016 Nominees:

Sadeqa Johnson – Second House from the Corner
Terry McMillian – I Almost Forgot About You
Tia Williams – The Perfect Find
Bernice McFadden – The Book of Harlan
Eric Jerome Dickey – The Blackbirds

Angie Martinez – My Voice: A Memoir
Corey Pegues – Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man
Mychal Denzel Smith – Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education
Pat Cleveland – Walking with the Muses: A Memoir
Bobby Brown & Nick Chiles – Every Little Step: My Story

Letisha Galloway – I Was Built for This: My Journey to Victory
Ta-Nehisi Coates – Between The World And Me
Linda Diane Wattley – Soldier with a Backpack
D.L. Hughley – Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years
Bryan Stevenson – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Christian Fiction
Jessica A. Robinson – Pastor’s Ex’s
Jacqueline D. Moore – The Waiting Room
Stacy Hawkins Adams – Finding Home
Carla Victoria Wallace – The Ultimate Love: A Spiritual Romance
Michelle Lindo-Rice – Tell Me Lies (Nothing But the Truth)

Urban Fiction
Zach Tate – Lost and Turned Out: The Remix
Ashley Antoinette – Luxe: A Novel
Nisa Santiago – On the Run – The Baddest Chick Part 5
De’nesha Diamond – Queen Divas
Al-Saadiq Banks – Block Party 5k1: Diplomatic Immunity

Toni Carter – Slowly but Surely
H.M. Trey – The Color of Love
Rolonda Watts – Destiny Lingers
Trice Hickman – Secret Indiscretions
Shelly Ellis – Bed of Lies (A Chesterton Scandal Novel)

Toni Carter – Slowly but Surely
Zane – Vengeance: A Novel
Mary Monroe – Every Woman’s Dream
Mary Morrison – Baby, You’re the Best (The Crystal Series)
Cydney Rax – If Your Wife Only Knew (Love & Revenge)

Short Stories/Anthologies
Elissa Gabrielle – The Soul of a Man 2: Make Me Wanna Holler
Cheryl Lacey Donovan – No Test No Testimony
Penelope Christian – The Ex Chronicles Paperback
Nate Marshall & Kevin Coval- The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop
Michelle Grant, Lutishia Lovely & Cydbey Rax – Crush

Break-out Author of the Year
Toni Carter – Slowly But Surely
Stacii Jae Johnson – Date, Girl! 143 Reasons Why I Believe Women Should Date Multiple Men
Stevie Stryker – GUNZ AND GOD: The Life of an NYPD Undercover
Keisha M. Lee – I Know Who My Daddy Is
Nathan Hale – Ladies Who Lunch & Love – Nathan Hale

Male Author of the Year
Walter Mosley – Charcoal Joe
Eric Jerome Dickey – The Black Birds
Carl Weber & Eric Pete – Grand Opening: A Family Business Novel
RM Johnson – The Million Dollar Destiny
Mychal Denzel Smith – Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education

Female Author of the Year 
Trice Hickman – Deadly Satisfaction
Kimberla Lawson Roby – A Sinful Calling (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel)
Terry McMillian – I Almost Forgot About You
ReShonda Tate Billingsley – The Perfect Mistress
Pat Cleveland – Walking With Muses

Independent Publisher of the Year
The Peace In The Storm Publishing
Delphine Publications
Live The Dream Publishing
Wahida Clark & David Weaver Presents Publishing

Self-Published Author of the Year
Elissa Gabrielle
Angelia Vernon Menchan
Wahida Clarke
Tamika Newhouse
David Weaver

DeVon Franklin & Meagan Good – The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love Hardcover
Karen Civil – Be You & Live Civil: Tools for Unlocking Your Potential & Living Your Purpose – Karen Civil
Sarah Jakes – Dear Mary: Lessons From the Mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom
Cora Jakes- Coleman – Faithing It: Bringing Purpose Back to Your Life
Daymond John – The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

Dana Sanders Hill – Allegra’s Shadow
Walter Mosley – Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins
Brenda L. Thomas – Woman on Top – Brenda L. Thomas
Steven Van Patten – Killer Genius
Pamela Samuels Young – Lawful Deception

Magazine (Non-Literary) 
The Network Journal
Black Enterprise

Children/Young Adult
Nicole J. Knight – Initiation
Mr. Ronnie Sidney II and Tiffany Carey Day – Nelson Beats The Odds
Teffanie Thompson – Dirt
Jewell Parker Rhodes – Bayou Magic
Tia Mowry-Hardict & Tamera Mowry-Housley – Twintuition: Double Trouble

Magazine (Literary)
Black Pearls
Shades of Romance

Publishing House of the Year
Atria Books
Grand Central Publishing
Brown Girls Publishing
Kimani Press
St. Martin’s Press

Bookclub of the Year
Go On Girl Book Club
Sistah Minds In Motion Book Club
Reading Diva Book Club
Divas Urban Book Club
Ladies Of Literature Book Club

Cookbook of the Year
Melba Wilson – Melba’s American Comfort: 100 Recipes from My Heart to Your Kitchen
Dora Charles – A Real Southern Cook: In Her Savannah Kitchen
Robbie Montgomery Sweetie Pie’s Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, from My Family to Yours
Kelis – My Life on a Plate: Recipes From Around the World
Lorraine Pascale – Eating Well Made Easy: Deliciously healthy recipes for everyone, every day

The 2016 12th Annual African American Literary Awards Show will be held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Tickets are on sale now for purchase.

For more events featuring authors in the Urban Fiction community, check out our Events/Conferences/Festivals page.


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