Terry McMillan is honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Patrik Henry Bass, Senior Editor, Books and Arts.
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The first-annual 2008 ESSENCE Literary Awards included a who’s who of the literary industry. The invitation-only event celebrated established and emerging African-American authors at Le Parker Meridien in New York City.
Hoda Kotb and Dr. Ian Smith present the night’s first award to Tracy K. Smith for her poetry collection Duende.
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Bishop T.D. Jakes accepts The President’s Award from Michelle Ebanks, President of Essence Communications, Inc., for his uplifting book Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits.
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Bishop T.D. Jakes gives his remarks after accepting The President’s Award.
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Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe accepts the Photography Literary Award for her book Daufuskie Island.
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Author Troy Cle, winner for Best Children’s Book, hugs presenter Victoria Rowell.