Hanif Abdurraqib and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma were announced recipients of Lannan Literary Fellowships on November 21, 2020. The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships were established…View More Hanif Abdurraqib, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma receive Lannan Literary Fellowships 2020
The winners of the US National Book Awards 2020 were announced in a virtual ceremony streaming online on November 18, 2020. The US National Book…View More US National Book Awards 2020 winners announced
The longlist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 was announced on November 10, 2020. The Aspen Words Literary Prize is an annual award for…View More Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 longlist announced.
Raven Leilani, Mychal Denzel Smith, Gordon C. James, and Derrick Barnes were revealed to be the Kirkus Prize 2020 winners on November 5, 2020. Kirkus…View More Raven Leilani, Mychal Denzel Smith, Gordon C. James and Derrick Barnes are Kirkus Prize 2020 winners.
Ladan Osman, Curdella Forbes, Jeffrey Colvin, and Albert Woodfox are the winners for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2020 announced on October 16, 2020. The…View More Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards 2020 winners announced.
Namwali Serpell presented her newest book Stranger Faces at the Transnational Series Presents on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Namwali Serpell first came to continental fame…View More Namwali Serpell presents “Stranger Faces” at Transnational Series Presents.
The Decolonial Passage, a new journal founded by Los Angeles, USA-based Audrey Shipp, seeks your entries. Decolonial Passage is a new journal for writers of…View More Audrey Shipp’s “The Decolonial Passage” seeks your entries.
The shortlists for the US National Book Awards 2020 was announced on October 6, 2020. Here are the African American nominees still in the running.…View More African Americans on the US National Book Awards 2020 shortlists.
Sport is an important part of almost every culture. Its significance helps it to permeate other parts of life, making its way into daily conversations,…View More Biographies of Black Sports Stars You Should Definitely Read.
Jacqueline Woodson, N.K. Jemisin, Fred Moten, and Tressie McMillan Cottom were among 21 recipients of the 2020 MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” announced on October 6,…View More African American writers, poet receive MacArthur foundation “Genius Grant” 2020
In our continuing Book Digest series, we share with you new books from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Yaa Gyasi, and Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi,…View More Book Digest: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Yaa Gyasi, Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse
Nikky Finney, Chet’la Sebree, and Hanif Abdurraqib are the African American recipients of the American Poets Prizes 2020 announced on September 23, 2020. The Academy…View More African American recipients of the American Poets Prizes 2020.
Namwali Serpell‘s The Old Drift was announced the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020 on September 23, 2020. The annual Arthur C. Clarke…View More Namwali Serpell’s “The Old Drift” wins Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020.
The US National Book Awards 2020 were announced over a few days this past week. Here are the African American nominees. The US National Book…View More African American nominees at the US National Book Awards 2020.
Tola Rotimi Abraham’s Black Sunday is a finalist at the Kirkus Prize 2020 announced on September 9, 2020. Kirkus Reviews is a US book review…View More Tola Rotimi Abraham’s “Black Sunday” is Kirkus Prize 2020 finalist.