{Awards} 12th Annual African American Literary Awards

african-american-literary-awards-showThe 12th Annual African American Literary Awards was held Saturday night in New York at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This year’s winners represent a diverse array of the best African American literature has to offer. The Brown Girls team took home the most award for the night.

by:Cleavester Brooks with Sharon Lucas

the-perfect-find%e2%80%ac-by-tia-williamsBest In FICTION
The Perfect Find – Tia Williams

Best In NON-FICTION
Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years – D.L. Hughley

Best In CHRISTIAN
The Waiting Room –Jacqueline D. Moore

Best In BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR
Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man – Corey Pegues

Best In URBAN FICTION
Queen Divas- De’nesha Diamond

Best In MYSTERY / SUSPENSE
Woman on Top – Brenda L. Thomas

Best In MAGAZINE (NON-LIT)
Black Enterprise

Best In MAGAZINE (LITERARY)
Black Pearls

Secret Indiscretions by Trice HickmanBest In ROMANCE
Secret Indiscretions – Trice Hickman

Best In SHORT STORIES / ANTHOLOGIES
The Ex Chronicles Paperback – Penelope Christian

Best In Erotica
Vengeance: A Novel – Zane

Best In CHILDREN’S BOOKS / YOUNG ADULT
Dirt – Teffanie Thompson

Publishing House Of The Year
Brown Girls Publishing

Best INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Peace In The Storm Publishing

Best AUTHOR OF THE YEAR: FEMALE
The Perfect Mistress – ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Best AUTHOR OF THE YEAR: MALE
Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education – Mychal Denzel Smith

BREAK-OUT AUTHOR OF THE YEARmelbas-american-comfort-by-melba-wilson
I Know Who My Daddy Is – Keisha M. Lee

Best SELF PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Elissa Gabrielle

Best SELF-HELP
The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love Hardcover – DeVon Franklin & Meagan Good

Best BOOK CLUB OF THE YEAR
Go On Girl Book Club

Best COOKBOOK
Melba’s American Comfort: 100 Recipes from My Heart to Your Kitchen – Melba Wilson

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