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Announcing the Finalists for the 2021 Big Other Book Award for Nonfiction!


We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2021 Big Other Book Award for Nonfiction. The winner will be announced June 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the 2021 Big Other Book Awards Ceremony, which will be aired virtually.


Without further ado, here are the finalists for the 2021 Big Other Book Award for Nonfiction:

William C. Anderson’s The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition (AK Press)

Earl S. Braggs’s A Boy Named Boy (Wet Cement Press)

John Domini’s The Archeology of a Good Ragù: Discovering Naples, My Father, and Myself (Guernica World Editions)

Katharine Coles’s The Stranger I Become: On Walking, Looking, and Writing (Turtle Point Press)

Colin Dodds’s Forget This Good Thing I Just Said

David Boarder Giles’s A Mass Conspiracy to Feed People: Food Not Bombs and the World-Class Waste of Global Cities (Duke University)

David Graeber and David Wenrow’s The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (FSG)

Stefano Harney and ‎Fred Moten’s All Incomplete (Minor Compostions)

N. Katherine Hayles’s Postprint: Books and Becoming Computational (Columbia University Press)

Gil Z. Hochberg’s Becoming Palestine: Toward an Archival Imagination of the Future (Duke University)

Amelia Horgan’s Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism (Pluto Books)

Beth Kephart’s Wife | Daughter | Self (Forest Avenue Press)

Jana Larson’s Reel Bay: A Cinematic Essay, (Coffee House Press)

Andreas Malm’s How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire  (Verso Books)

Gavin Mueller’s Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right About Why You Hate Your Job (Verso Books)

Gina Nutt’s Night Rooms (Two Dollar Radio)

Emilly Prado’s Funeral for Flaca (Future Tense Books)

Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s Borealis: An Essay (Coffee House Press)

Julietta Singh’s The Breaks: An Essay (Coffee House Press)

Eric A. Stanley’s Atmospheres of Violence: Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable (Duke University)

David Tromblay’s As You Were: A Memoir (Dzanc Books)

Marco Wilkinson’s Madder: A Memoir in Weeds (Coffee House Press)

A Forest on Many Stems: Essays on the Poet’s Novel (Nightboat Books), edited Laynie Browne

Recognition and Ambivalence (Columbia University Press), edited by Heikki Ikäheimo, Kristina Lepold, and Titus Stahl

Revolution Around the Corner: Voices from the Puerto Rican Socialist Party in the United States (Temple University Press), edited by José Emiliano Velázquez, ‎Carmen V. Rivera, and ‎Andrés Torres


(Image: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013))

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