Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence is a national literary award designed to recognize rising African-American fiction writers. It is underwritten by donors of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in honor of the literary heritage provided by author Ernest J. Gaines.
Past Winners [ edit ]
Olympia Vernon, A Killing in This Town 2008 -
Ravi Howard, Like Trees, Walking  2009 -
Jeffrey R. Allen, Holding Pattern: Stories 2010 -
Victor LaValle, Big Machine  2011 -
Dinaw Mengestu, How to Read the Air  2012 -
Stephanie Powell Watts, We Are Taking Only What We Need  2013 -
Attica Locke, The Cutting Season  2014 -
Mitchell S. Jackson, The Residue Years  2015 -
T. Geronimo Johnson, Welcome to Braggsville 2016 -
Crystal Wilkinson, The Birds of Opulence
Panel of Judges [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Memmott, Carol. "New Voices: Ravi Howard", USA Today, 14 February 2007.
^ Davis, Kristy. "O's 2011 Summer Reading List", "Oprah.com", no date.
^ Hatley, James. "Making Gaines", 225, Louisiana, 22 May 2012.
^ Waddington, Chris (2015). "Nation's biggest prize for African-American writers goes to Stephanie Powell Watts | NOLA.com". nola.com . Retrieved . 23 September 2015
^ Waddington, Chris. "Novelist Attica Locke wins biggest U.S. award for African-American writers", "NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune", Louisiana, 29 October 2013.
^ Brasted, Chelsea (23 January 2015). "Mitchell S. Jackson accepts Ernest J. Gaines Award for his debut, 'The Residue Years. '" The Times-Picayune . Retrieved . 15 August 2016
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