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HOW THE WORD IS PASSED is a #1 New York Times bestseller!

June 09, 2021


UNDER A WHITE SKY is a Vulture best book of the year

June 09, 2021


Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert is on Vulture’s list of the best books of the year:

“[Under a White Sky] is definitely an ‘It’s Time to Worry’ book, but it’s also a wise rumination on hubris — how…our desire for Progress set a ticking time bomb on our planet & how mankind now thinks it can mastermind a way to cut the fuse.”

https://www.vulture.com/article/best-books-of-2021-so-far.html

Esquire praises HOW THE WORD IS PASSED

June 04, 2021


Esquire includes Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed on Esquire’s list of “20 Best Summer Books:”

“The summer’s most visionary work of nonfiction is this radical reckoning with slavery.”

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/g36595766/best-summer-books-2021/

NPR interviews Peter Osnos

June 03, 2021


Publisher and author of An Especially Good View, Peter Osnos, interviewed on NPR Morning Edition:

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/03/1002772759/publisher-peter-osnos-whos-worked-with-promininent-americans-pens-memoir?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Entertainment Weekly praises HOW THE WORD IS PASSED

May 28, 2021


Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed is on Entertainment Weekly’s 15 Books You Need to Read This June:

”Unlike anything you’ve read before.”

https://ew.com/books/best-books-to-read-june-2021/

Fantastic review of HOW THE WORD IS PASSED in Boston Globe

May 28, 2021


Boston Globe reviews Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed:

“Smith understands well that the narrative-formation that gives slavery its legacy and power is happening every day.”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/27/arts/clint-smiths-how-word-is-passed-explores-how-slavery-is-remembered-contemporary-america/

TIME recommends HOW THE WORD IS PASSED

May 25, 2021


TIME Magazine recommends Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed on their summer reading list:

“An evocative & frank exploration of the American slave trade, mapping the wide-reaching effects of our nation’s greatest shame from Angola… to lower Manhattan’s dark past as a slave market hub.”

https://time.com/6049551/best-books-summer-2021/

Clint Smith’s excerpt on the cover of the Atlantic

May 10, 2021


An excerpt from Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed is on the cover of the June issue of the Atlantic.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/06/confederate-lost-cause-myth/618711/

Esquire recommends UNDER A WHITE SKY

April 22, 2021


Elizabeth Kolbert’s Under a White Sky makes Esquire’s list of 10 Best Books of 2021 (so far):

“Elizabeth Kolbert’s urgent, deeply researched text asks if our ingenuity can outrun our hubris.”

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/g36174785/best-nonfiction-books-2021/

Congratulations to the Whiting Award winners

April 14, 2021


Congratulations to the ten extraordinary 2021 Whiting Award winners!

https://www.whiting.org/writers/awards/current-winners

Guardian reviews UNDER A WHITE SKY

March 06, 2021


Jonathan Watts reviews Elizabeth Kolbert’s Under a White Sky in the Guardian:

“A meticulously researched & deftly crafted work of journalism that explores some of the biggest challenges of our age. It also manages to be wickedly funny.”

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/mar/06/it-is-the-question-of-the-century-will-tech-solve-the-climate-crisis-or-make-it-worse

New York Times glowing review of UNDER A WHITE SKY

March 01, 2021


Helen Macdonald praises Elizabeth Kolbert’s Under a White Sky in her review for the New York Times:

“Beautifully and insistently, Kolbert shows us that it is time to think radically about the ways we manage the environment, time to work with what we have, using the knowledge we have, with our eyes fully open to the realities of where we are.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/books/review/elizabeth-kolbert-under-a-white-sky.html



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