Name: Frances (She/They/Them)
Favorite Genres: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Sociology
Favorite Authors: Zadie Smith, Carmen Maria Machado, Ocean Vuong, James Baldwin
Favorite Books: Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn, Disappearing Earth by Julia Strong, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala, The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
WINNER OF THE 2020 PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL.
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
Finalist for The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award
A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness
Finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award
“A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An affluent Indian family is forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Winner of the Gold Nautilus Award for Fiction | A Lambda Literary Award Finalist | A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Finalist | An Indie Next Pick | A Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month | A Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.