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.
We need to keep imagining, so that when the future arrives, we are ready.
—Annie Lowrey, Give People Money
For this week of Nonfiction November I’ll be reading several books on Universal Basic Income, including Annie Lowrey’s Give People Money, as well as Dani Shapiro’s memoir on paternity, Inheritance.
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.