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This week, Sharifah joins Jeff to talk the awarding of the New Academy Prize (aka, The Alternative Nobel), the meh-tastic finalists of The Great American Read, rage-inducing #metoo responses, Macarthur “Genius” winners, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell

Curtain Call by Wilifred Lupano



Links discussed in this episode:

Alternative Nobel goes to Maryse Conde

Nobel shenanigans: Swedish Academy elects new members

Great American Read top 10 finalists

Stephen Elliott sues Moira Donegan

Amazon gives employees another pay bump to make up for lost bonuses

Kelly Link among MacArthur Genius Grant Winners

2018 National Book Award finalists