Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Celebrity authors, literary enthusiasts and book-lovers converged over the weekend in Atlanta, GA for the 8th Annual Literary Awards Show produced by Tamika Newhouse (AAMBC, Founder) and hosted by RHOA star Cynthia Bailey.

unnamed-78The star-studded awards show was held at GA Tech’s Ferst Center of Arts. The AAMBC Literary Awards serves as the only nationally recognized event that identifies and honors writers, artists, editors and publishers that define excellence in literature. VIP guests, nominees and honorees participated in an exclusive VIP reception and intimate meet and greet with celebrity authors prior to the awards show. Guests were treated to a live entertainment, spoken word and musical performances throughout the evening.

Special guests included R&B singer-songwriter Nicci Gilbert and NAACP nominated author Egypt Sherrod. Special honorees included Mary Monroe, Mary B. Morrison, Carol Mackey and Omar Tyree.

Check out the full winner lists below:

AAMBC Literary Award Winners:
Reader’s Choice Winner – Mz Lady P
Urban Book of The Year – Crush by Ivy Symone
Screenwriter of the Year -Ryan Coogler
Reviewer of the Year – Orsayor Simmons
Non Fiction Book of Year – Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton
Editor of the Year- Charreah K. Jackson of Essence
Blogger of the Year – Marie Leggette, Curvy Fashionista
Romance Author of the Year – Cheris Hodges
Male Author of Year – Eric Jerome Dickey
Female Author of the Year – Joy Deja King
Street Lit Writer – K’wan
Literary Activist – Papaya Wagstaff-Speight
Publisher of the Year – Dafina
Indie Publisher of the Year – Brown Girls Publishing
Ebook of the Year – Crush by Ivy Symone
Book Club of the Year- (Don’t Read Me, Read A Book)
Independent Digital Publisher – Shan Presents
Breakout Author of the Year – Kellz Kimberly

Photo Credits: Joshua Craig