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.[citation needed] The award's namesakes are the authors, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright.

The 2017 fiction award was won by Colson Whitehead for “The Underground Railroad.”[1]

2015 winners and finalists[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

2010 winners and finalists[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

  • 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

Poetry[edit]

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

Poetry[edit]

2008 winners and finalists[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

Debut Fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

2007 winners and finalists[edit]

Fiction[edit]

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

Debut Fiction[edit]

Contemporary Fiction[edit]

2005 winners and finalists[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

Debut Fiction[edit]

Contemporary Fiction[edit]

2004 winners and finalists[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

Debut Fiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, DeNeen L. (21 October 2017). "'The Underground Railroad' by Colson Whitehead wins 2017 Hurston/Wright award for fiction". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 March 2018. 

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