Nominate the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

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You told us your fave local authors

Thank you so much to everyone who has voted for their favorite local author! And the results are in. The 5 authors who received the most votes and will move onto the next round of voting are:

Nkem Andrea DenChukwu

Mary Ann Faremouth

Fallon Renee Hamilton

Darrell Lee

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

You have two weeks to vote! Voting will run from now through Sept 20, 2019.

The author who receives the most votes will be named and awarded the Readers Choice Award at our October 19th Houston Literary Awards Gala.

Right now, anyone of these authors can win. But you need to nominate your favorite for them to stand a shot!

To purchase tickets before they are sold out, please click here.

Vote before the Sept. 20 deadline.


Vote for one of the top 5 to win the Readers Choice Award

Please vote for your favorite author! You will also receive an e-invitation to the Houston Literary Awards Gala, where the final winner will be announced.

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About Houston Literary Awards Gala

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The Houston Literary Awards Gala is the inaugural event celebrating Houston’s accomplished authors. The Houston Public Library Foundation will feature five of the finest local authors in contemporary fiction and nonfiction whose books engage and entertain as well as deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world. The winner of the Reader’s Choice Award will join five of Houston’s finest local contemporary authors whose books engage and entertain us as well as deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. The featured authors at the event are Katherine Center, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Annetra Piper, Roger Leslie, and Bapsi Sidhwa. The final Reader’s Choice Award Winner will be announced at the Houston Literary Awards Gala to be held on Saturday Oct. 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Julia Ideson Library at 550 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77002. For more information or to purchase tickets, go here.