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2007 Winners

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FICTION

Eric Jerome Dickey – Sleeping With Strangers

MYSTERY

Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes – Casanegra: A Tennysen Hardwick Novel

ROMANCE

Kendra Norman-Bellamy – In Green Pastures

CHRISTIAN FICTION

Victoria Christopher Murray – The Ex Files

URBAN FICTION

Wahida Clark – Thug Matrimony

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

Victoria Rowell – The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir

NON-FICTION (tie)

Barack Obama – The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream (tie)

Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance – Friends: A Love Story (tie)

POETRY

Nikki Giovanni – Acolytes

MAGAZINES – LITERARY

Black Issues Book Review

SCIENCE FICTION

L.A. Banks – The Forsaken

HISTORICAL FICTION

N. Quamere Cincere – We Ain’t No Niggas

MAGAZINES – NON-LITERARY

Black Enterprise

SELF – HELP (tie)

Alex Ellis – Restoring The Male Image: A look from the inside out (tie)

TD Jakes – Reposition Yourself: Living Your Life Without Limits (tie)

COOKBOOKS

G. Garvin – Turn Up The Heat With G. Garvin

BREAKOUT AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Venesha – Mistress Me

SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Venesha – Mistress Me

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Triple Crown Publiciations

Children’sBook/Young Adult

Brittney Holmes – Living Consequences

PLAYWRIGHT OF THE YEAR

David E. Talbert – Love In The Nick Of Time

PUBLISHING HOUSE OF THE YEAR

Kimani Press

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – MALE

Eric Jerome Dickey – Sleeping With Strangers

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – FEMALE

Kimberla Lawson Roby – Love And Lies

BOOK CLUB OF THE YEAR

Black Expressions Book Club

TELEVISION WRITER OF THE YEAR

Mara Brock Akli – The Game

EROTICA

Noire – Thong On Fire: An Urban Erotic Tale

COMEDY/HUMOR

Pat G’orge Walker – Crusin’ On Desperation

COMIC STRIP

Aaron McGruder – The Boondocks

2008 Winners

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FICTION

Victoria Christopher Murray – “TOO LITTLE TOO LATE”

MYSTERY

WALTER MOSLEY

ROMANCE

Trice Hickman – “UNEXPECTED INTERRUPTIONS”

CHRISTIAN FICTION

Kendra Norman Bellamy – “BATTLE OF JERICHO”

STREET FICTION

J.M. Benjamin – “RIDE OR DIE CHICK”

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

Dashaun “Jiwe’ Morris – “WAR OF THE BLOODS IN MY VEINS”

NON-FICTION
POETRY

Jill Scott – “THE POETRY OF JILL SCOTT”

MAGAZINES – LITERARY

MOSAIC LITERARY MAGAZINE

SCIENCE FICTION

Stephanie Worth – “WHERE SOULS COLLIDE”

HISTORICAL FICTION
MAGAZINES – NON-LITERARY

BLACK ENTERPRISE

SELF – HELP

Hill Harper – “LETTERS TO A YOUNG SISTER”

COOKBOOKS

G. GARVIN – “MAKE IT SUPER SIMPLE”

BREAKOUT AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Carleen Brice – “Orange Mint & Honey”
SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Shani Greene-Dowdell – “MOCHA CHOCOLATE: TASTE A PIECE OF ECSTACY”

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

XPRESS YOURSELF PUBLISHING

PUBLISHING OF THE YEAR

Kimani Press

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – MALE

Walter Mosley – “THE TEMPEST TALES”

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – FEMALE

Victoria Christopher Murray – “TOO LITTLE TOO LATE”

BOOK CLUB OF THE YEAR

BLACK EXPRESSIONS BOOK CLUB

COMEDY BOOK AUTHOR

Finesse Mitchell – “YOUR GIRLFRIENDS ONLY KNOW SO MUCH”

HUMORIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Katt Williams

2009 Winners

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FICTION

Eric Jerome Dickey – “DYING FOR REVENGE”

MYSTERY

Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due & Steve Barnes – “In the Night of the Heat: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel

ROMANCE

JACQUELINE D. MOORE – “SERVING JUSTICE”

CHRISTIAN FICTION

VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY – “LADY JASMINE”

STREET FICTION

WAHIDA CLARK & KIKI SWANSON – “SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY”

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
NON-FICTION

CHERYL LACEY DONOVAN – “THE MINISTRY OF MOTHERHOOD”

POETRY
MAGAZINES – LITERARY

MOSAIC LITERARY MAGAZINE

SCIENCE FICTION

WAHIDA CLARK & KIKI SWANSON – “SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY”

HISTORICAL FICTION
MAGAZINES – NON-LITERARY

EBONY MAGAZINE

SELF – HELP

STEVE HARVEY – “ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN”

COOKBOOKS

PATTI LABELLE – “RECIPES FOR THE GOOD LIFE”

BREAKOUT AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

LORRAINE ELZA – “MISTRESS MEMOIRS”

SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

TAMIKA NEWHOUSE – “THE ULTIMATE NO NO”

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

PEACE IN THE STORM PUBLISHING

Children’sBook/Young Adult

VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY – “THE DIVINE DIVAS”

PLAYWRIGHT OF THE YEAR
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Kimani Press

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – MALE

E. LYNN HARRIS – “BASKETBALL JONES”

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – FEMALE

KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY – “THE BEST OF EVERYTHING”

BOOK CLUB OF THE YEAR

AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE MOVE

TELEVISION WRITER OF THE YEAR
EROTICA

ZANE

HUMORIST OF THE YEAR

STEVE HARVEY

COMIC STRIP

JERRY CRAFT – “MAMA’S BOYZ”

2010 WINNERS

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Fiction

E. Lynn Harris – “In My Father’s House”

Non Literary Magazine

Ebony

Literary Magazine

African Voices

Christian Fiction

Victoria Christopher Murray – “Sins Of The Mother”

Street Fiction

Nikki Turner – “Relapse”

Non Fiction

Pastor Jamal Bryant – “World War Me”

Comedy Book Of The Year

Sherri Shepherd – “Permission Slips”

Break-out Author Of the Year

Carol Mackey – “Sistergirl Devotions: Keeping Jesus In The Mix On The Job”

Self-Published Author Of The Year
Elissa Gabrielle – “Whisper To A Scream”
Author Of The Year Female

Kimberla Lawson Roby – “Be Careful What You Pray For”

Independent Publisher Of The Year

Peace In The Storm Publishing

Publisher Of The Year

Kimani Press

Book club Of The Year

Black Expressions Book Club

Short Stories/Anthologies

K’wan, Jm Benjamin, Terry L. Wroten, Randy Thompson & J Rod Nider – “The Massacre”

Biography/Memoir

Wes Moore – “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates”

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