Two Vineyard residents are among the winners of the annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. The awards, made by the Cleveland Foundation, recognize authors whose writing confronts racism and explores diversity. 2023 marks the 88th year that writers have been recognized through the awards program.

Geraldine Brooks has been awarded for her 2022 book Horse, which imagines the relationship between a legendary antebellum American racehorse and his Black groom as the stallion rises to greatness. Ms. Brooks is a Pulitzer Prize winner and lives in West Tisbury.

Journalist, author and lecturer Charlayne Hunter-Gault has been designated for a lifetime achievement award. Ms. Hunter-Gault, an Oak Bluffs homeowner, has written as a correspondent for The New York Times and The New Yorker. Among the many awards she has won are the Emmy and Peabody awards. In 2022, Ms. Hunter-Gault published the book My People: Five Decades of Writing about Black Lives, a selected collection of her writing.

Henry Louis Gates Jr., also an Island seasonal reasident, is the jury chair for the awards. Joining him in selecting the winners each year are poet Rita Dove, novelist Joyce Carol Oates, psychologist Steven Pinker and historian Simon Schama.