Friday, December 28, 2012

3:AM's non-fiction books of the year

3:AM is a striking avant-garde, on-line cultural magazine in London. It is especially good on literature and philosophy. This year Richard Marshall interviewed me about my work as a political philosopher here and the magazine published 5 of my poems here. 3:AM just made its awards for 2012 and Black Patriots and Loyalists, I am happy and honored to say, was one of its Non-Fiction Books of the Year:


Stephen Barber‘s The Walls of Berlin (RM)
Joe Brainard’s I Remember (ST)
Paul Buck’s Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece (RM)
David Byrne’s How Music Works (DA, ST)
Nick Cohen’s You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom (MD)
Katerina Deligiorgi’s The Scope of Autonomy (RM)
Alan Gilbert‘s Black Patriots & Loyalists (RM)
Owen Hatherley‘s A New Kind of Bleak (RM)
Leslie Hill’s Maurice Blanchot & Fragmentary Writing: A Change of Epoch (AG)
Christopher Hitchens‘ Mortality (DA)
Andrew Hugill’s ‘Patatphysics: A Useless Guide (RM)
Hilary Kornblith’s On Reflection (RM)
Brian Leiter‘s Why Tolerate Religion (RM)
Robert Macfarlane’s The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot (ST)
Dr Brooke Magnanti’s The Sex Myth (MD)
D.T. Max’s Every Love Story is a Ghost Story (ST)
A.W. Moore’s The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics (DW)
SinĂ©ad Murphy’s The Art Kettle (ST)
Sonia Purnell’s Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition (MD)
Alan Ryan’s The Making of Modern Liberalism (RM)
Oliver Sacks’ Hallucinations (DA)
Simon Sellars & Dan O’Hara’s Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with JG Ballard (ST)
Charles Shaw’s Exile Nation (KN)
Ali Smith’s Artful (AA, ST)
Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice for Love & Life by Dear Sugar (KN)
Emily van Buskirk & Andrei Zorin’s Lidiya Ginzburg’s Alternative Literary Identities (RM)
Katerina van Grouw’s The Unfeathered Bird (RM)

For the complete list of 3:AM's awards for fiction, film, songs and collections of poems, among others, see here. For more on Black Patriots and Loyalists, see here.


Dan Nicolai said...

Alan that's awesome, congratulations. Hope you are having a good holiday.

Alan Gilbert said...

Dan, thank you very much. And may the New Year be wonderful and blessed for you!

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