The 2017 winner from the 48th NAACP Image Awards on February 11, 2017 in the category of Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction is…The Book of Harlan!
Bernice L. McFadden
The Book of Harlan
Harlan Elliott grew up amid the energy of Jazz Age Harlem. He becomes a professional musician and convinces a friend, trumpeter Leo “Lizard” Rubenstein, to join him playing in Paris. When the Nazis invade, Harlan and Lizard are captured and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
Previous winners of NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction include:
Kimberla L. Roby
The Reverend’s Wife
Reverend Curtis Black, now in a new church in Mitchell, Illinois, decides that he wants a divorce—his third—after discovering that his wife Charlotte had affairs with two men. But Charlotte doesn’t want to leave and begins drinking. Meanwhile, a deluded member of the congregation sets her sights on Curtis. 2012.
The Long Fall
New York boxer-turned-PI Leonid McGill tries to go straight after a life of shady dealings. When three of the four men that he located for a client turn up dead, McGill decides to dig a little deeper into the case while coping with family problems. Violence and strong language. 2009.
Even after the death of seaside resort owner Bill Cosey, women of his life—widow Heed, granddaughter Christine, and mistress Celestial—continue their feuds. These members of the town’s African American former elite reminisce about the man they loved and hated. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2003.
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Driven apart by infidelity and addiction, the Price family resolves to reunite through love and forgiveness. When Viola survives a severe asthma attack, her husband and four adult children rally around to support her recovery. But problems arise as their basic philosophical differences emerge. Strong language. Bestseller. 2001.