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The 2017 AAMBC Literary Award Winners: In The Situation Room with Michelle Cuttino

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Here’s the situation… The AAMBC Literary Awards was founded in 2009 by Tamika Newhouse. Newhouse’s mission was to offer a platform for new and established African-American writers to be recognized. As stated on the show’s blog, “the organization hosts one of the largest gatherings for black literary creatives in what is now called “Black Writers Weekend” in Atlanta, GA. “

 

 

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Here is a list of the nominees and official winners of the 2017 AAMBC Literary Awards, which was held on June 10, 2017, at the Riverside EpiCenter in Austell, GA.

 

LITERARY ACTIVIST

Troy Johnson

Curtis Bunn

Jeff Friday

Malaika Adero

Lasheera Lee

And the winner is Troy Johnson

 

BOOK CLUB OF THE YEAR

556 Book Chicks

Sistah Girls Book Club

Keys and No Locks Book Club

Literary Ladies Book Club

Savvy Book Club

And the winner is 556 Book Chicks

 

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Dafina Books

Hachette Book Group

Harper Collins

Simon and Schuster

St. Martin Press

And the winner is St. Martins Press

 

MALE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Leo Sullivan

Marc Lamont Hill

K’Wan

Daniel Black

JaQuavis Coleman

And the winner is Marc Lamont Hill

 

FEMALE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Mercy B.

Jade Jones

Natalie Baszille

Porscha Sterling

Alex Elle

And the winner is Mercy B.

 

NON-FICTION/SELF HELP BOOK OF THE YEAR

Around the Way Girl by Tarajee P. Henson and Denene Millner

Angie Martinez My Voice: A Memoir by Angie Martinez

I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayai

The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love by Devon Franklin & Megan Good

The Goddess Potential by Tara Wallace and Allyson Leak

And the winner is I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayai

 

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Rolling Out

Kontrol Magazine

Essence

Sheen Magazine

Jones Magazine

And the winner is Essence

 

BREAKOUT AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Sheree Whitfield

Dedra Allen

Sil Lai Abrams

Margot Lee Shetterly

And the winner is Dedra Allen

 

INDEPENDENT DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Shan Presents

Tiece Mickens

David Weaver Presents

Royalty Publishing House

And the winner is Shan Presents 

 

STREET LIT WRITER OF THE YEAR

K’Wan

Blake Karrington

Leo Sullivan

Ashley Coleman

Lucinda John

And the winner is K’wan

 

URBAN BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Perfect Find by Tia Williams

I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

Taffy by Suzette Harrison

The Truth: His Side, Her Side, and the Truth About Falling In Love by Christina C. Jones

The Carter Boys by Desiree

And the winner is The Perfect Find by Tia Williams

 

ROMANCE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Love Belvin

Christina C. Jones

Kayla Perrin

Mercy B.

Trice Hickman

And the winner is Mercy B.

 

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Attica Locke

Nzingha Stewart

David E. Talbert

Armani Martin

Tangie B. Moore

And the winner is Armani Martin

 

READER’S CHOICE AWARD

Chrissy J.

Ashley Coleman

Mz. Lady P.

B.M. Hardin

Chenelle Parker

And the winner is Mz. Lady P.

 

eBOOK OF THE YEAR

A Kingpin’s Dream 2: Forever Ain’t Enough by Briana Crosby

Married to the Mob 2: A Black Mafia Love Affair by Mz. Lady P

St. Pierre Boyz: All is Fair in Love and War by Mesha Mesh and Mz. Lady P.

Killer Dolls by Nisa Santiago

The Cartel 6: The Demise by Ashley & JaQuavis

And the winner is St. Pierre Boyz: All is Fair in Love and War by Mesha Mesh and Mz. Lady P.

 

CHRISTIAN FICTION AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

T.D. Jakes

Denora M. Boone

E.N. Joy

Victoria Christopher Murray

Kimberla Lawson Roby

And the winner is Kimberla Lawson Roby

 

EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Elaine Welteroth

Kahlana Barfield Brown

Vanessa K. De Luca

Chrissy Rutherford

Shamika Sanders

And the winner is Vanessa K. De Luca

 

VANGUARD OF URBAN MEDIA

Blavity

Hello Beautiful

The Grio

Madame Noire

Black Creatives

And the winner is Blavity

 

MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

Moonlight

Southside With You

Secrets

Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story

Hollywood Hearts

And the winner is Secrets

 

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

Renae Bluitt  “In Her Shoes”

Christina S. Brown “Love Brown Sugar”

Funky Dineva “Funky Dineva”

Jessica Franklin “HeyGorgjess”

Marie Denee “Curvy Fashionista”

And the winner Christina S. Brown “Love Brown Sugar”

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

 

For more information on the AAMBC awards visit www.aambcaawards.com.

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