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:

NON-FICTION BOOK 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.

2 comments:

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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