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Here are the 2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award winners.

Rasheeda Saka

October 19, 2020, 10:49am

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

DEBUT FICTION

Jeffrey Colvin, Africaville

Jeffrey Colvin, Africaville

FICTION

Curdella Forbes, A Tall History of Sugar

Curdella Forbes, A Tall History of Sugar

POETRY

Ladan Osman, Exiles of Eden

Ladan Osman, Exiles of Eden

NONFICTION

Albert Woodfox, Solitary

Albert Woodfox, Solitary

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