Kincaid, Newland Among 2014 Hurston Wright Nominees

The Hurston/Wright Foundation announces the nominations for the 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. A winner and two finalists in each category will be honored at the 13th Annual Legacy Award Ceremony on Friday, October 24, at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. Wil Haygood, award-winning biographer and journalist and author of the article and book that inspired the film The Butler will serve as master of ceremonies for the awards ceremony.


•The Residue Years by Mitchell Jackson (Bloomsbury)

•Every Boy Should Have A Man by Preston L. Allen (Akashic)

•The Gospel According to Cane by Courttia Newland (Akashic) – British writer with Jamaican and Bajan roots

•The Good Lord Bird by James McBride (Penguin)

• See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid (Farrar Straus and Giroux) – Antiguan born

•We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo ( Little Brown/Reagan Arthur Books)



•Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home  by Sheri Booker (Gotham Books/Penguin)

•The March on Washington Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights by William P. Jones (Norton)

•Ebony and Ivy Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities by Craig Steven Wilder (Bloomsbury)

•Kansas City Lightning by Stanley Crouch (HarperCollins)

•The Men We Reap by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury)

•Searching for Zion The Quest For Home in the African Diaspora by Emily Raboteau (Atlantic Monthly Press)



•Darktown Follies by Amaud Jamal Johnson (Tupelo Press)

•The Cineaste by A. Van Jordan (Norton)

•Hemming the Water by Yona Harvey (Fourways Books)

•What We Ask of Flesh by Remica L. Bingham (Etruscan Press)

•Silverchest by Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

•The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka (Penguin)



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