The QBR 2015 Phyllis Wheatley Book Award Program Winners

max-rodriguez Max Rodriguez, publisher and founder of the Quarterly Black Book Review (QBR) and the Harlem Book Fair, presented a culturally enlightening and creatively inspiring literary event with the 14th Annual Phyllis Wheatley Book Award Program. The evening began with a reception for the author finalists that included an interview by program host Sheila E. Anderson, author of “The Quotable Musician: From Bach to Tupac” and host of Weekend Jazz After Hours on WBGO-FM, with Benilde Little, author of “Welcome to My Breakdown: A Memoir” and “Good Hair: A Novel.”  

The Awards Program included uplifting ancestral performances by Atiba Wilson & the Befo’ Quotet; singer Imani Uzuri; and a spoken word excerpt “From Ashes to Angels” by Sherri Pullum, Chantal Maurice, and Vesta Walker.  

 

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The seven Phyllis Wheatley Book Award winners from the 2015 Finalists are:

YOUNG READERS

YOUNG ADULT

FIRST NONFICTION

NONFICTION

POETRY

FIRST FICTION

FICTION

PHYLLIS WHEATLEY LEGACY AWARD WINNERS

  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Jerry Pinkney
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