Tomorrow the 69th National Book Awards ceremony will be held, featuring the presentation of lifetime achievement awards to Isabel Allende and Doron Weber, as well as the announcement of the winners of each NBA category (Young People’s Literature, Translated Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction). Information on how to livestream the event can be found here.
For the third week of Nonfiction November, Be/Ask/Become the Expert, I’m choosing to recommend three books on Universal Basic Income (UBI), a policy proposal advocated by progressives, libertarians, and neoliberals alike.
Weekly updates and mini reviews of two memoirs: Kiese Laymon’s Heavy and Manal al-Sharif’s Daring to Drive.
In Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot recounts her coming of age as a Nlaka’pamux woman in Canada, while questioning what it means to ethically narrate the stories of Native lives.
Mini reviews of two poetry collections responding to the shifting state of American politics: Eileen Myles’s Evolution and Terrance Hayes’s American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin.
Weekly updates and mini reviews of two Halloween-themed short story collections: Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find and Octavia E. Butler’s Bloodchild and Other Stories.