Hurston-Wright Legacy Award

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The Hurston-Wright Legacy Award is a literary award given by the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award is the first national award given to black American writers. The award namesakes are two of the most influential black authors, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright.

2015 winners and finalists[edit]

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2010 winners and finalists[edit]

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  • Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original by Robin Kelley
  • Freedom by Any Means: True Stories of Cunning and Courage on the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus
  • Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson by Wil Haygood

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2009 winners and finalists[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid by Frank B. Wilderson
  • The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching by Paula J. Giddings

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2008 winners and finalists[edit]

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Debut Fiction[edit]

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2007 winners and finalists[edit]

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Nonfiction[edit]

  • Unbowed: A Memoir by Wangari Maathai
  • The Last 'Darky': Bert Williams, Black-on-Black Minstrelsy, and the African Diaspora by Louis Chude-Sokei
  • The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty, and Belonging by Kym Ragusa

Debut Fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

2006 winners and finalists[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin by John Hope Franklin
  • Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood by Donald Bogle
  • Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists by Lisa E. Farrington

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2005 winners and finalists[edit]

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Debut Fiction[edit]

Contemporary Fiction[edit]

2004 winners and finalists[edit]

Fiction[edit]

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Debut Fiction[edit]

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