African American Literary Awards 2008

Here are the nominees and winners (in bold) from the 2008 African American Literary Awards Show

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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