2022 National Book Award Winner John Keene, author of Punks: New & Selected Poems, and National Book Award Finalists Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa of His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice, discuss how singular stories collectively shape history—from the AIDS epidemic to the George Floyd protests—and what it means to make these stories real for readers across the country. Moderated by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl.


Presented with the National Book Foundation.

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