The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award is the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by the national community of Black writers. This award, underwritten by Borders Books & Music, consists of prizes for the highest quality writing in the categories of Fiction, Debut Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
In the nonfiction category, the Hurston/Wright Foundation has nominated Wil Haygood, author of Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson. Congratulations to Mr. Haygood! To find out more about Sweet Thunder, click here or buy it now.