7th Annual African American Literary Awards Show Nominees. Voting starts on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Here are the nominees for the 7th Annual African American Literary Awards Show. Voting starts Wednesday, July 27, 2011.   Go to www.literaryawardshow.com to vote online on 7/27/11



Dorothy by LaToya S. Watkins  

He Was My Man First – Courtney Parker & Nancey Flowers  

No One in the World: A Novel – E. Lynn Harris & RM Johnson  

Mama Ruby – Mary Monroe  

Money Can’t Buy Love – Connie Briscoe  


Self help

How To Get Out Of Your Own Way – Tyrese Gibson

The Strawberry Letter: Real Talk, Real Advice, Because Bitterness Isn’t Sexy – Shirley Strawberry  

Why Do I Have To Think Like A Man?: How To Think Like A Lady And Still Get The Man – Shanae Hall & Rhonda Frost  Priceless Inspirations – Antonia Carter  

A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life – Demetria Lucas  



Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood – Ice T  

The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring – Sugar Ray Leonard  

Flavor Flav: The Icon The Memoir – Flavor Flav  

Love Brought Me Back: A Journey of Loss and Gain – Natalie Cole  

Transparent – Don Lemon  


Christian Fiction

An Inconvenient Friend by Rhonda McKnight  

Right Package, Wrong Baggage by Wanda B. Campbell  

The Deal, The Dance & The Devil – Victoria Christopher Murray  

Crowning Glory – Pat Simmons  

Who Said It Would Be Easy?: A Story of Faith (Zane Presents) – Cheryl Faye  



Strawberries, Stilettos, and Steam – Imani True & Dreama Skye  

Southern Comfort” by Cynnamon Foster and Nina Foxx  

Sixty-Nine – Pynk  

Smooth Operator – Risque  

Nasty – Dr. XYZ  


Street Fiction

Justify My Thug – Wahida Clark

My Kinda Girl” by Michael McGrew

The Prada Plan 2 – Ashley Antoinette

Welfare Wifeys: A Hood Rat Novel – K’wan  

Memoirs Of An Accidental Hustler – JM Benjamin  


Non Fiction

I Shall Not Die: Living A Psalm 118:17 Existence – Kendra Norman Bellamy  

Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure – Tavis Smiley  

Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama – Sophia Nelson

Peace from Broken Pieces – Iyanla Vanzant

Becoming a Woman of Destiny: Turning Life’s Trials into Triumphs! – Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook  



Giving Up The Ghost by Stacy-Deanne  

Ask Nicely and I Might by Lorraine Elzia  

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey – Walter Mosley

Price Of Fame – Amaleka McCall

Surrender the Dark – L.A. Banks  


Children/Young Adult

Getting Played by Celeste O. Norfleet

Drama Queens –ReShonda Tate Billingsley  

Giant Steps To Change The World – Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee  

Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Terrible Terrel – Whoopi Goldberg  

Teen Girls Need L.O.V.E. by S.Dodson  



Inseparable – Brenda Jackson

Sweet Persuasions– Rochelle Alers  

Unexpected Interruptions – Trice Hickman  

Twice The Temptation – Francis Ray

The Proposal – Brenda Jackson  


Short stories/Anthologies

A Woman’s Revenge by Tiffany L. Warren, Sherri Lewis and Rhonda McKnight –  

Home Again: Stories of Restored Relationships by Wanda B. Campbell, Dijorn Moss, Tyora Moody and Trinea Moss  

Between the Sheets – Tamika Newhouse, NiCola Mitchell and Anna Black


Magazines (Non -Literary)

Black Enterprise







Magazines (Literary)

Mosaic Books

Booking Matters


African Voices

Black Literature Magazine


Humorist Award of the Year (Stand-up Comics)

Kevin Hart

Sherri Shepherd

Chris Spencer

Tony Rock

Rickey Smiley


Self Published Author of The Year

The Ultimate Question: Will Love Ever Know Me – Tamika Newhouse  

Con Test: Double Life – Rahiem Brooks  

Twisted – Ni’cola

Devour, One Man’s Tale of Love, Intimacy, and Ecstasy – D.A. Williams  


Breakout Author of the Year

Tour Secrets – Winkk  

The Putting Away – Sharel E. Gordon-Love

Open Your Eyes – Schelle Halloway

Shady – Dell Banks  

Girl, Get Your Mind Right – Tionna Smalls


Publishing House Of The Year

St. Martin’s Press


Kimani Press

Grand Central Publishing

Simon & Schuster


Independent Publisher Of The Year

Peace In The Storm

A New Quality Publishing

Delphine Publications

NCM Publishing

Black Dawn Books


Author Of The Year – Male

J.M. Benjamin – Memoirs Of An Accidental Hustler

Walter Mosley – The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

E. Lynn Harris & RM Johnson – No One In The World

Carl Weber – Choir Director

K’wan – Welfare Wifeys


Author Of The Year – Female

Victoria Christopher Murray (The Deal, The Dance & The Devil)

Kimberla Lawson Roby – Love, Honor and Betray

Pat G’Orge Walker – Don’t Blame The Devil

Nancey Flowers & Courtney Parker – He Was My Man First

Sophia Nelson – Redefining The Black Woman


Bookclub of the Year

Black Expressions


The D-Cup Divas

African American Literary Book Club (AALBC)

Go On Girl Bookclub


Television Writer Of The Year

Tyler Perry – House Of Payne

Ali LeRoi – Are We There Yet

Mara Brock Akil – The Game

Stacy A. Littlejohn- Single Ladies

Shonda Rhimes – The Practice


Screenwriter Of The Year

Tracey E. Edmonds – Jumping The Broom

Salim Akil – Jumping The Broom

Tyler Perry – For Colored Girls

Tyler Perry – Madea’s Big Happy Family


Comic Strip

Aarron McGruder – Boondocks

Jerry Craft – Mama’s Boyz

Ray Billingsley – Curtis

Keith Knight – The K Chronicles

Robb Armstrong –Jumpstart


Comedy Author

Girl, Get Your Mind Right – Tionna Smalls

Is It Just Me?: Or is it nuts out there? – Whoopi Goldberg

Don’t Blame The Devil – Pat G’orge Walker

More info at www.literaryawardshow.com


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