In the news: Tony Rose

8/21/2013, 10:53 a.m.

Tony Rose, publisher and CEO of Amber Communications Group Inc., recently received the 2013 African American Book Publisher of the Year at the Harlem Book Fair’s Wheatley Book Awards ceremony at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

The award was presented to Rose, a Boston native, by Max Rodriguez, founder of the Harlem Book Fair and the Wheatley Book Awards.

“It is our great honor to stand here at the Schomburg Center, the bastion of our African American culture, and receive this award,” Rose stated in a release.

The other 2013 Phillis Wheatley Book Award winners included Kei Miller’s The Last Warner Women (First Fiction), Sadeqa Johnson’s Love in a Carry-On Bag (Fiction), W. K. Stratton’s Floyd Patterson: The Fighting Life of Boxing’s Invisible Champion (Non-Fiction/Biography & Memoir) and Deborah Davis’ Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation (Non-Fiction/History & Politics).

Prior Wheatley Book Award winners include Terry McMillan, Gordon Parks, Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison.

Earlier this year, Rose also received the 2013 44th Annual NAACP Image Award for Best Literary Work in the Youth/Teens category with Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons — A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders by Gregory J. Reed.