Stephanie Powell Watts has won a number of major literary prizes and accolades including these:
*WINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL*
*THE INAUGURAL SARAH JESSICA PARKER PICK FOR BOOK CLUB CENTRAL*
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY The Washington Post - Refinery29 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Bookpage
NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2017 BYEntertainment Weekly - Nylon - Elle - Redbook - W Magazine-The Chicago Review of Books
"No One is Coming to Save Us" is... "Stephanie Powell Watts's inspired reimagining of the novel (Great Gatsby) long regarded as the American masterwork of the twentieth century gives soul, body, and voice to those left out of Scott Fitzgerald's vision of the American dream... bold, brilliant, and timely. It is just what contemporary American fiction needs."--Sigrid Nunez, author of The Last of Her Kind
"We Are Taking Only What We Need" focuses on working-class African Americans in the South; from a Jehovah's Witness wondering whether she'll stay with the church to a family tentatively celebrating when a son is released on bail.
Winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and a finalist for PEN/Hemingway and Chautauqua honors. She also won the Southern Women's Writers Award for Emerging Writer of the Year. Her 2017 novel, No One is Coming to Save Us,was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards--Outstanding Literary Work of Fiction and Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author. She was also a PEN/Hemingway finalist for her short-story collection We Are Taking Only What We Need.