I’m thrilled to announce that Nazaré has made it onto the shortlist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction. The book is in extremely good company, with several authors whose work I admire, especially Ladee Hubbard and the protean Percival Everett. A list of previous winners of the award reads like a who’s who of Black writing in the last two decades: Colson Whitehead, Junot Diaz, Laila Lalami, NoViolet Bulawayo, Edward P. Jones, and Percival Everett (the latter a three-time winner), among others.
The result will be announced at an online ceremony on October 27. See https://www.hurstonwright.org/ for details of how to attend. Thanks once again to the Hurston/Wright Foundation for its invaluable work in promoting Black writers. We owe you a huge debt of gratitude.