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Announcing the Finalists for the 2022 Big Other Book Award for Nonfiction!

We’re excited to announce the finalists for the 2022 Big Other Book Award for Nonfiction. The winner will be announced at the 2022 Big Other Book Awards Ceremony, which will be aired virtually (date and time to be announced).


Without further ado, here are the finalists for the 2022 Big Other Book Award for Nonfiction:

Gracie Mae Bradley’s Against Borders: The Case for Abolition (Verso Books)

Julie Carr and Lisa Olstein’s Climate (Essay Press)

Jonathan Crary’s Scorched Earth: Beyond the Digital Age to a Post-Capitalist World (Verso Books)

Elsa Dorlin’s Self-Defense: A Philosophy of Violence (Verso Books), translated by Kieran Aarons

Ashley Marie Farmer’s Dear Damage (Sarabande Books)

Róbert Gál’s Tractatus (Schism), translated by David Short

Chantelle Gray’s Anarchism After Deleuze and Guattari: Fabulating Futures (Bloomsbury)

Valerie Hsiung’s To Love an Artist (Essay Press)

Mike Ingram’s Notes from the Road (Awst Press)

Hillary Leftwich’s Aura (Future Tense Books)

Lindsay Lerman’s What You Are (Clash Books)

Bruce E. Levine’s A Profession Without Reason: The Crisis of Contemporary Psychiatry Untangled and Solved by Spinoza, Freethinking, and Radical Enlightenment (AK Press)

Clarice Lispector’s Too Much of Life: The Complete Crônicas (New Directions), translated by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson

James R. Martel’s Anarchist Prophets: Disappointing Vision and the Power of Collective Sight (Duke University)

Gary Wilder’s Concrete Utopianism: The Politics of Temporality and Solidarity (Fordham University Press)


(Image: Mark Tansey’s The Innocent Eye Test, 1981)

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