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literature | Dec 30th, 2019

Margaret Atwood, Lori Gottlieb, and Angie Thomas Named to Variety’s Best Books of 2019

The most recent novels from bestselling authors Margaret Atwood (The Testaments), Lori Gottlieb (Maybe You Should Talk to Someone) and Angie Thomas (On the Come Up) all were named to Variety’s list of the Best Books of 2019. Margaret Atwood’s hotly anticipated sequel to 1985’s The Handmaid’s... Continue Reading →
literature | Dec 23rd, 2019

Authors Shoshana Zuboff and David Wallace-Wells Top The New Yorker’s Favorite Books of 2019

The hotly anticipated annual list of The New Yorker’s dropped, and Lavin speakers Shoshana Zuboff and David Wallace-Wells are top of the list. Featured first on The New Yorker’s list, Jia Tolentino writes, “Shoshana Zuboff’s disturbing, galvanizing The Age of Surveillance Capitalism deserves every... Continue Reading →
literature | Dec 6th, 2019

Three Lavin Speakers Make Variety’s Best Books of 2019 List

Lavin’s speakers have dominated the “end-of-year” and “best-of-decade” lists circulating the Internet lately. Most recently, Variety’s Best Books of 2019 list featured works by three Lavin Speakers: YA novelist Angie Thomas, Atlantic columnist and therapist Lori Gottlieb, and literary legend... Continue Reading →
literature | Nov 18th, 2019

Slate Names Jeff Chang and George Packer's Books Among the "Top 50 Nonfiction Titles of the Past 25 Years"

Announced today, Slate’s 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years—recognizing the “definitive works of reporting, memoir, and argument of the past quarter-century”—includes award-winning work by two Lavin speakers: social historian Jeff Chang, and journalist George Packer.  Jeff Chang’s entry... Continue Reading →
literature | Nov 15th, 2019

New Margaret Atwood Documentary an Intimate Portrait of the Legendary Author

With winning 2019’s Booker Prize for The Testaments, a successful television series, and a world even more enraptured by her already popular prose, it’s natural to want to know what goes on in the mind and life of one of the most beloved authors, Margaret Atwood. The new documentary, Margaret... Continue Reading →
literature | Nov 12th, 2019

Three Lavin Speakers Make Amazon's List of the Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2019

Authors Jayson Greene, Lori Gottlieb, and Megan Phelps-Roper are among Amazon’s annual list of the best memoirs and biographies of 2019. They each share incredibly personal, and profound, stories.  Megan Phelps-Roper’s memoir, Unfollow, explores her life as a member of the notoriously hateful... Continue Reading →
literature | Nov 6th, 2019

The Novels That Shaped Our World: The BBC Names Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie in Literary List

The BBC has assembled a panel of British writers, curators, and critics to put forth a list of the books that have shaped their world. Part of the network’s year-long celebration of literature, the 100-strong list features work by contemporary icons Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie.   "We... Continue Reading →
literature | Oct 28th, 2019

Margaret Atwood Receives Order of the Companions of Honor from Queen Elizabeth

Fresh off her Booker Prize win, prolific Canadian author Margaret Atwood received another honor recently—and an incredible career first: it was presented to her by none other than Queen Elizabeth. As of late October 2019, Atwood is now one of the select few people granted the Companion of Honor... Continue Reading →
literature | Oct 15th, 2019

Margaret Atwood Wins the Prestigious Booker Prize for the Second Time

With her newest release, The Testaments, breaking sales records around the globe—and at a record speed—literary legend Margaret Atwood is also taking home the Booker Prize for the sequel to 1985’s The Handmaid’s Tale, today. Nineteen years ago, Atwood accepted the same award for her book The... Continue Reading →
literature | Sep 26th, 2019

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments is the #1 Hardcover Fiction Book on the New York Times Bestseller List

Margaret Atwood’s latest book, The Testaments, breaks new ground yet again—this week it’s the #1 hardcover fiction book. According to the New York Times list, The Testaments—in its’ second week since publication—beat out Stephen King’s latest in its’ debut week. Shortlisted for the Booker... Continue Reading →
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