Update: African-American Literary Award Winners

The 2008 African American Literary Awards show was held on Thursday, September 25, 2008  at the Harlem Gatehouse in New York.

Congratulations to all of the nominees and especally the winners.

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2008 Winners

Here are the winners from 2008 African American Literary Awards Show

Winners are in bold.

Fiction

  • Eric Jerome Dickey – PLEASURE 
  • Victoria Christopher Murray – Too Little Too Late 
  • Karen E. Quinones Miller – Passin
  • Kimberla Lawson Roby – One In A Million 

Science Fiction

  • Tananarive Due – Blood Colony   
  • Stefanie Worth – Where Souls Collide  
  • LA Banks – Bad Blood (Crimson Moon Novels) 
  • Brandon Massey – The Other Brother  

Magazine – Non Literary

  • (Oprah) Magazine
  • Uptown Magazine
  • Black Enterprise
  • Upscale Magazine

Magazine – Literary

  • Booking Matters
  • SLR
  • Mosaic Literary 
  • Harlem World

Mystery

  • Walter Mosley – The Tempest Tales 
  • Jean Holloway – Ace Of Hearts
  • Angela Henry – Diva’s Last Curtain   
  • Valerie Wilson Wesley – Of Blood and Sorrow: A Tamara Hayle Mystery

Romance

  • Francis Ray – Only You (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Brenda Jackson – Her Little Black Book (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Trice Hickman – Unexpected Interruptions 
  • Beverly Jenkins – Jewel (Avon Books)

Christian Fiction

  • Kendra Norman Bellamy –  Battle of Jericho  
  • Dwan Abrams – Divorcing The Devil (Urban Books)
  • Sherri Lewis – My Soul Cries Out (Urban Books)
  • Jacqueline Thomas – Jezebel (NAL Hardcover)

Street Fiction

  • J.M. Benjamin – Ride Or Die Chick
  • Jason Poole – Victoria’s Secret
  • Mikal Malone – Pitbulls In A Skirt
  • Dutch – Dutch: The Finale

Erotica

  • Zane – Honey Flava
  • Allison Hobbs – Climax
  • Risque – The Sweetest Taboo: A Novel
  • Hazel Mills – Bare Necessities: Sensuous Tales of Passion

Biography/Memoir

  • C. Vivian Stringer – Standing Tall 
  • DaShaun “Jiwe” Morris – War of the Bloods in My Veins: A Street Soldier’s March Toward Redemption  
  • Felicia “Snoop” Pearsons – Grace After Midnight: A Memoir
  • Stacey Patton – That Mean Old Yesterday  

Non-Fiction

  • Mayme Hatcher Johnson – Harlem Godfather: The Rap on my Husband, Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson  
  • Lily Ratliff – The Life of a Lily: Growing in His Strength, Blooming in His Love  
  • Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins  – The Bond  
  • Tony Dungy  – Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life

Children’s /Young AdultBooks

  • Denene Milner & Mitzi Miller – Hotlanta No. 1
  • Sharon M. Draper – November Blues
  • Stephanie Perry Moore – Pressing Hard: Perry Sky Jr. Series #2
  • L. Divine – Frenemies  

Poetry

  • Valerie Washington – Soul Passion
  • Alice Walker – Why War Is Never a Good Idea
  • Jill Scott – The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott  

Self-Help

  • Hill Harper – Letters To A Young Sister  
  • Dawn Marie Daniels & Candace Sandy   
  • Terrie M. Williams – Black Pain  
  • Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint – Come on People

Cookbooks

  • G. Garvin – Make It Super Simple
  • Willey Mullins – Salad Makes The Meal
  • Wilbert Jones – Smothered Southern Foods

Humorist Award of the Year (Stand Up Comic)

  • Sherri Sheppard
  • Katt Williams
  • Steve Harvey
  • Mike Epps

Comedy Book Author of the Year

  • Pat G’Orge-Walker – Somewhat Saved
  • Finesse Mitchell – Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much: A Brother’s Take on Dating and Mating for Sistas
  • Tamara A. Johnson-George – Player HateHer: How to Avoid the Beat Down and Live in a Drama-Free World 
  • Henri Edmonds – The Georgia Avenue Bus

Break-out Author Of The Year

  • Darn Oldham – Scent Of An Angel
  • Carleen Brice – Orange Mint and Honey: A Novel 
  • Terrance Dean – Hiding In Hip Hop
  • Dutch – Dutch: The Finale

Short stories/Anthologies

  • Stacy Hawkins Adams, Kendra Norman-Bellamy, Linda Hudson-Smith – THIS FAR BY FAITH 
  • Renee Alexis, Sydney Molare and Fiona Zedde – Satisfy Me Again –
  • Zane – Succulent: Chocolate Flava II
  • Tracy Price-Thompson, TaRessa Stovall, Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper- Other People’s Skin: Four Novellas

Comic Strip

  • Keith Knight – The K Chronicles
  • Ray Billingsley – Curtis
  • Robb Armstrong – Jump Start
  • Stephen Bentley – Herb & Jamaal

Author of the Year –  Female 

  • Victoria Christopher Murray – Too Little Too Late 
  • Nikki Turner – Black Widow: A Novel (Nikki Turner Original)
  • Diane McKinney-Whetstone – Trading Dreams at Midnight- Harper Collins
  • Virginia DeBerry & Donna Gant – Gotta Keep on Tryin’

Author Of the Year – Male

  • Eric Jerome Dickey – Pleasure  
  • Walter Mosley – The Tempest Tales 
  • Shannon Holmes – Bad Girlz 4 Life  
  • J.D. Mason – You Gotta Sin to Get Saved  

Self-published Author of the Year

  • Brittani G. Williams – Sugar Walls
  • Elissa Gabrielle – The Triumph Of My Soul
  • Shani Greene-Dowdell – Mocha Chocolate: Taste A Piece of Ecstasy
  • Dutch – Dutch: The Finale

Independent Publishing House of the Year

  • KNB Publications
  • The Cartel Publications
  • Urban Books
  • Xpress Yourself Publishing

Publishing House of the Year

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Random House
  • Kimani Press
  • HarperCollins

Book Club of the Year

  • OOSA
  • Sugar & Spice
  • The Virtuous Women Book Club
  • Black Expressions  

Television Writer of the Year

  • Angela Nissel – Scrubs
  • Shonda Rhimes – Grey’s Anatomy
  • Mara Brock Akil – The Game
  • Ali LeRoi – Everybody Hates Chris

Screenwriter of the Year

  • Tyler Perry – Meet The Browns
  • Malcolm D. Lee – Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  • David E. Talbert – First Sunday
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