Brown Girls Publishing at AALA
The 8th Annual AAMBC Literary Awards took place tonight and all of the who’s who in the African American literary community came out to show their support. Congrats to all of the winners and honorees. We have compiled a list of the winners.

Honorary Awards

Nate Holmes Honorary Award Recipient: Carol Mackey
Francis Ray Trailblazer Award: Mary B. Morrison
Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Monroe
Urban Classic Honor: Omar Tyree for Flyy Girl

READER’S CHOICE
Mz Lady P

URBAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
Crush by: Ivy Symone

SCREENWRITER
Ryan Coogler

REVIEWER
Orsayor Simmons

Unbreak My Heart by-Toni BraxtonNON-FICTION BOOK
Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton

EDITOR OF THE YEAR
Charreah Jackson of Essence

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Marie Leggette, Curvy FashionistaVictoria Christopher Murray 2016 AAMBC winner

ROMANCE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Cheris Hodges

CHRISTIAN FICTION
Victoria Christopher Murray

MALE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Eric Jerome Dickey

FEMALE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Joy Deja King

STREET LIT WRITER OF YEAR
K’wan

LITERARY ACTIVIST
Papaya Wagstaff

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Dafina

INDIE PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Brown Girls Publishing

EBOOK OF THE YEAR
Crush by Ivy Symone

BOOK CLUB OF THE YEAR
DRMRAB (Don’t Read Me, Read A Book)

INDEPENDENT DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Shan Presents

BREAKOUT AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Kellz Kimberly