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Maya Angelou Book Award
WINNER Maya Angelou Book Award!
An Ordinary Wonder has won the 2022 Maya Angelou Book Award for fiction! The award, founded to honor the legacy of Missouri-born author Maya Angelou, and established by the Kansas City Public Library and six other Missouri universities, recognizes contemporary authors whose work demonstrates a commitment to social justice in America or the world.
Fiction Honors: Massachusetts Book Awards.
An Ordinary Wonder has received a Fiction Honors Award from the 22nd Annual Massachusetts Book Awards. The Massachusetts Book Awards recognize significant works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and children’s/young adult literature written, illustrated, or translated by current Commonwealth residents.
Finalist: The Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction.
An Ordinary Wonder is a finalist for the Publishing Triangle's Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction, established in 1988 to recognize, promote excellence in, and give greater access to fiction writing from queer points of view.
Winner: It Begins With A Book
Diaspora Dialogues (Toronto) has chosen An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon to serve as the foundation stone for a series of activities including the creation and presentation of new artistic works. Works will be presented by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, Thea Lim and Helen Knott, and musician Lucas Haneman.
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Publications: Short Stories, Poems, &c.
Awards, Scholarships, Workshops, &c.
~ Massachusetts Book Awards.
~ Ferro-Grumley Award For LGBTQ Fiction. Publishing Triangle Awards.
~Archie D. And Bertha. H. Walker Foundation Scholarship. Fine Arts Work Center.
~ Vermont Studio Center. Artist/Writer Grant and Work Exchange Award.
~ Key West Literary Seminar. Partial Scholarship.
~ VONA/Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation.
~ MFA Creative Writing. Lesley University.