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Terry McMillan To Be Honored With the Lifetime Achievement Award at the First- Ever 2008 ESSENCE Literary Awards

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NEW YORK, Dec. 13  /PRNewswire/ — ESSENCE magazine will celebrate established and emerging African-American authors at the first-annual 2008 ESSENCE Literary Awards on February 7, 2008 at Le Parker Meridien. A “who’s who” of publishing will convene at this invitation-only event, which will be hosted by Hoda Kotb, TODAY show co-anchor, and Dr. Ian Smith, creator of The 50 Million Pound Challenge. The ESSENCE Literary Awards will also kick-off ESSENCE’s Save Our Libraries campaign. In addition, readers can go to to vote for their favorite authors who have penned the best books of 2007 in the Storyteller of the Year category. The deadline to vote is December 15th and finalists will be announced on December 19th on

SOURCE: Earth Times


Written by Symphony

December 14, 2007 at 7:36 am

Posted in Arts, Honors

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  1. A “lifetime” achievement award for Terry McMillan? Someone with, what, six novels to her credit? I can understand someone like Maya Angelou or Toni Morrison nabbing a “lifetime” prize but not a lightweight like McMillan…she’s hasn’t come CLOSE to paying her dues…

    Cliff Burns

    December 14, 2007 at 7:54 am

  2. I question almost everything ESSENCE mag does nowadays…like they do everything out of wanting popularity, instead of using common sense.


    December 20, 2007 at 2:27 pm

  3. I was pleased by the variety and most of selections in last year’s show. I’m already counting down till the 2009 Awards!

    Lisa R.

    November 11, 2008 at 7:34 pm

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