2019 ΦBK Book Award Winners
Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University, where she also serves as faculty associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her work often focuses on the intersections of race and other multifaceted issues, such as law, literature, and music. Perry is the author of numerous books, among them More Beautiful, More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States, Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop, and May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem. Read our Key Reporter interview with Imani Perry here.
Enamored with astronomy since just five years old, Adam Frank has turned his love for the celestial into a glowing career as a scientist, educator, and author. Frank is co-founder of the 13.7: Cosmos and Culture blog for NPR and a regular contributor to All Things Considered, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. In addition to Light of the Stars, Frank has written two other books: The Constant Fire: Beyond the Religion and Science Debate and About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang. Read our Key Reporter interview with Adam Frank here.
Sarah E. Igo is the Andrew Jackson Professor of History and Director of the Program in American Studies at Vanderbilt University, as well as the inaugural Faculty Director of E. Bronson Ingram College. Currently a fellow of the Center for Democracy and Technology, Igo’s previous fellowships include ones from the Institute for Advanced Study, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has received several awards throughout her distinguished career, including for her first book, The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public. Read our Key Reporter interview with Sarah Igo here.