The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation announced the winners of its 2020 Legacy Awards on Friday, October 16th. The Awards, inaugurated in 2001, recognize and celebrate Black writers in the United States and of the diaspora for literary achievement. It is the first national award for Black writers presented by a national organization of Black writers. Previous winners from each category include Nafissa Thompson-Spires (fiction), Ladee Hubbard (debut fiction), Terrance Hayes (poetry), and Imani Perry (nonfiction).
This year, the four winners, selected from a phenomenal longlist of 19 titles, are Jeffrey Colvin, Curdella Forbes, Ladan Osman, and Albert Woodfox. Congrats to all!
2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Honorees
Jeffrey Colvin, Africaville
Curdella Forbes, A Tall History of Sugar
Ladan Osman, Exiles of Eden
Albert Woodfox, Solitary