In this photo provided by NBC, writer Ladee Hubbard talks with host Seth Meyers during an interview on Oct. 10, 2017, in New York. The debut novel of Hubbard, a New Orleans writer, has earned her recognition with this year's Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.  Hubbard will be presented with the $10,000 award at a public ceremony in January for her work, "The Talented Ribkins."
In this photo provided by NBC, writer Ladee Hubbard talks with host Seth Meyers during an interview on Oct. 10, 2017, in New York. The debut novel of Hubbard, a New Orleans writer, has earned her recognition with this year's Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Hubbard will be presented with the $10,000 award at a public ceremony in January for her work, "The Talented Ribkins." NBC via AP Lloyd Bishop
In this photo provided by NBC, writer Ladee Hubbard talks with host Seth Meyers during an interview on Oct. 10, 2017, in New York. The debut novel of Hubbard, a New Orleans writer, has earned her recognition with this year's Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Hubbard will be presented with the $10,000 award at a public ceremony in January for her work, "The Talented Ribkins." NBC via AP Lloyd Bishop

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November 11, 2017 11:32 AM

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