Books and Literature

  • Imani Perry awarded the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

    Friday, Mar 1, 2019
    The PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography is awarded for excellence in the art of biography. This prize of $5,000 goes to the author of a distinguished work published in the United States during the previous calendar year. The winning title is considered by the judges to be a work of exceptional literary, narrative, and artistic merit, based on scrupulous research.
  • Succeeding While Black

    Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019
    by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    Michelle Obama’s new book reduces racial inequality to a matter of psychological impairment that can be overcome through grit and grin. This is a dangerous proposition.

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