Sanderia Faye (’13) nominee in Debut Fiction for MOURNER’S BENCH

Naomi Jackson (faculty ’17) nominee in Debut Fiction for THE STAR SIDE OF BIRD HILL

Angela Flournoy (faculty ’15) nominee in Fiction for THE TURNER HOUSE

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award TM  honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. Introduced in 2001, the Legacy Award was the first national award presented to Black writers by a national organization of Black writers. Fiction, nonfiction and poetry honorees are selected in a juried competition. Merit awards are given at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Each October, the award winners are celebrated during a gala that draws hundreds of literary stars, readers, and representatives of the publishing industry, the arts, media, politics, and academia.

Read the full list of nominees here:  HURSTON/WRIGHT LEGACY AWARDS

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