New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year Features Two Logan Nonfiction Alumni


Join us in congratulating Logan Nonfiction alumni Shane Bauer and Rania Abouzeid for their inclusion on The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2018” list. The list, compiled by the editors of The New York Times Book Review, features the year’s most notable works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

“No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria” (W.W. Norton) by Rania Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. The Times writes that the book offers “page after page of extraordinary reporting and many flashes of exquisitely descriptive prose.” Rania was a member of the first class of Logan Nonfiction fellows in Fall 2015.

Shane Bauer’s “American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment” (Penguin Press) is an expansion on the groundbreaking undercover reporting he did for Mother Jones in 2016. The book is a blistering expose of the conditions faced by corrections officers and incarcerated individuals alike at for-profit prisons. Shane worked on the book as a member of the Spring 2017 class of Logan Nonfiction fellows.

The Logan Nonfiction Program supports nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists and multimedia creators in two fellowship terms per year. Fellows are dedicated to bravely revealing inequality, illuminating untold truths and investigating the most pressing issues of the day through long-form narrative. Applications for the Fall 2019 class are now open.

See the list here >