The wait is over!
Voting has closed, ballots have been counted and the winners for the 2014 BCALA Literary Awards are in.
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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
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
- Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer
- Kansas City Lightning: The Life and Times of Young Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch
- Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time by Adrian Miller
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.