NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction

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This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction. Walter Mosley holds the record for most wins in this category, with three.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1990s[edit]

Year Book Author Ref
1996
Children of the Dust Clancy Carlile [1]
1999
Mama Flora's Family Alex Haley and David Stevens [2]

2000s[edit]

Year Book Author Ref
2001
For the Love of Money Omar Tyree
2002
A Day Late and a Dollar Short Terry McMillan [3]
2003
Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea Nikki Giovanni [4]
2004
Love Toni Morrison [5]
A Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems and Drawings Alice Walker
Diary of a Groupie Omar Tyree
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni Nikki Giovanni
The Other Woman Eric Jerome Dickey
2005
Woman, Thou Art Loosed! The Novel Bishop T.D. Jakes [6]
2006
Breaking the Cycle Zane [7]
72 Hour Hold Bebe Moore Campbell
Fledgling Octavia E. Butler
Cinnamon Kiss Walter Mosley
Genevieve Eric Jerome Dickey
2007
Baby Brother's Blues Pearl Cleage [8]
After: A Novel Marita Golden
All Aunt Hagar's Children Edward P. Jones
Fortunate Son Walter Mosley
Wizard of the Crow Ngugi wa Thiongo
2008
Blonde Faith Walter Mosley [9]
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz
Cion Zakes Mda
Knots Nuruddin Farah
New England White Stephen L. Carter
2009
The Long Fall Walter Mosley [10]

2010s[edit]

Year Book Author Ref
2010
The Long Fall Walter Mosley [11]
Basketball Jones E. Lynn Harris
Before I Forget Leonard Pitts
Life is Short But Wide J. California Cooper
The Book of Night Women Marlon James
2011
Getting to Happy Terry McMillan [12]
A Taste of Honey Jabari Asim
Glorious Bernice L. McFadden
Till You Hear from Me Pearl Cleage
Wench Dolen Perkins-Valdez
2012
Say Amen, Again ReShonda Tate Billingsley [13]
A Silken Thread Brenda Jackson
Boundaries Elizabeth Nunez
Silver Sparrow Tayari Jones
The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel Nelson George
2013
The Reverend's Wife Kimberla Lawson Roby [14]
A Wish and a Prayer: A Blessings Novel Beverly Jenkins
Destiny's Divas Victoria Christopher Murray
Silent Cry Dywane Birch
The Secret She Kept ReShonda Tate Billingsley
2014
Anybody's Daughter Pamela Samuels Young [15]
A Deeper Love Inside: The Porscha Santiaga Story Sister Souljah
Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery Walter Mosley
Never Say Never: A Novel Victoria Christopher Murray
Who Asked You? Terry McMillan
2015
A Wanted Woman Eric Jerome Dickey [16]
An Untamed State Roxane Gay
Another Woman’s Man Shelly Ellis
Momma: Gone Nina Foxx
The Prodigal Son Kimberla Lawson Roby
2016
Stand Your Ground Victoria Christopher Murray [17]
Driving the King Ravi Howard
Ghost Summer: Stories Tananarive Due
Mama's Boy ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Under the Udala Trees Chinelo Okparanta
2017
The Book of Harlan Bernice L. McFadden [18]
Another Brooklyn Jacqueline Woodson
The Illegal Lawrence Hill
The Mother Yvvette Edwards
The Underground Railroad: A Novel Colson Whitehead
2018
Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
No One Is Coming To Save Us Stephanie Powell Watts
Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward
The Annotated African American Folktales Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar
The Wide Circumference of Love Marita Golden

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Wins[edit]

Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Image Awards". LA Times. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1999 Image Award Winners". Infoplease. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2002 Image Award Winners". Infoplease. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2003 Image Award Winners". Infoplease. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "2004 Image Award Winners". Infoplease. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ "2005 Image Award Winners". Infoplease. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ "2006 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2007 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  9. ^ "2008 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  10. ^ "2009 Image Award Winners". Infoplease. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  11. ^ "2010 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ "2011 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  13. ^ Allin, Olivia. "2012 Image Winners". ABC7. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  14. ^ Couch, Aaron (February 1, 2013). "2013 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ Couch, Aaron; Washington, Arlene (February 22, 2014). "2014 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  16. ^ Washington, Arlene (February 6, 2015). "2015 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  17. ^ "2016 Image Winners". Variety. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  18. ^ Lewis, Hilary; Washington, Arlene (February 10, 2017). "2017 Image Award Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 21, 2017.