Announcing the Winners of the 2014 BCALA Literary Awards

The wait is over!

Voting has closed, ballots have been counted and the winners for the 2014 BCALA Literary Awards are in.

....Drum roll please....


The Novelist Award ~ The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

The Fiction Award ~ The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

The Nonfiction Award ~ Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven Wilder

The Best Poetry Award ~ Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid by Nikki Giovanni

The Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation ~ Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation by Ahmir "Questlove” Thompson

Honorable Mention:

The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson


Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers by Frank X. Walker

Congratulations to all the winners and an extra special congratulation to Denver's own Adrian Miller - The Soul Food Scholar for receiving honorable mention in the category of nonfiction!

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association literary awards acknowledges outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora. Their mission is to encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and scholarly research including biographical, historical and social history treatments by African Americans.

Good news! All the selected winners and honorably mentioned titles are available at the Denver Public Library. Interested in new or coming soon titles from or about the Black Diaspora? Check out our Monthly list or the Reviews and Recommendations section created by your friendly DPL staff.

Written by HEvans on February 12, 2014


Josh J on February 13, 2014


Fantastic! It's good to see Nikki Giovanni still churning out good work. I will have to add some of those novels to my reading list as well.

Jasmine on February 14, 2014


Thanks so much for blogging this!!!

Anonymous on February 14, 2014



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