BLACK CAUCUS 
OF THE 
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION
1994-2002
PEARL CLEAGUE            

Founded by Dr. Alex Boyd, the Director of the Newark, New Jersey Public Library, the BCALA Awards honor outstanding work by African American authors. Winners receive the BCALA Medallion and an honorarium of $500. Winners are announced during the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting and the Awards are presented at the Annual Conference. The winners of the Literary Award for Fiction are as follows.

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2002 Pearl Cleage I Wish I Had a Red Dress
2001 Paule Marshall The Fisher King
2000 Valerie Wilson Wesley Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
1999 Gayl Jones The Healing
1998 Sandra Jackson-Opoku The River Where Blood is Born
1997 Florence Ladd Sarah's Palm
1996 Walter Mosley RL's Dream
1995 Maxine Clair Rattlebone
1994 Ernest J. Gaines A Lesson Before Dying

 
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