Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
News Media Spotlight
In the News
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political and societal landscape.
- The End of the Covid Emergency Could Mean a Huge Loss of Health Insurance | The New York Times: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal writes about how millions of low-income and middle-income Americans are at risk of losing health insurance.
- Draw Little Conclusions, Not Big Ones | Medium: Laura Vanderkam advises not to draw too broad a conclusion.
- Cuts in Britain Could Cause a Covid Data Drought | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer reports that countries, such as Britain, are scaling back in coronavirus monitoring.
- The Horror of Bucha | The Atlantic: Franklin Foer writes about how Russian invaders are now treating the entirety of the Ukrainian population as combatants.
- Expulsion of Russian ‘diplomats’ may strangle Moscow’s spying | The Washington Post: Shane Harris concludes that the loss of those operatives could lead to a dramatic reduction in disinformation operations against the West.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- 2022 Guggenheim Fellows Announced | Publishers Weekly: Hernan Diaz, Rebecca Makkai, and Dinaw Mengestu have all been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships.
- Sea of Tranquility Review: Enfolded in Emily St. John Mandel’s Design | Wall Street Journal: Emily St. John Mandel creates a cast of characters past and future confront a reality twisted in a mysterious pattern.
- Ocean Vuong on His New Poetry Book, Time Is a Mother | The Cut: Ocean Vuong speaks on his new book.
- Before Seabiscuit: PW Talks with Geraldine Brooks | Publishers Weekly: Geraldine Brooks draws on the true story of a 19th-century racehorse.
- With The Candy House, Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan makes her case for the novel | Vox: Jennifer Egan’s ambitious, kaleidoscopic follow-up to A Visit From the Goon Squad sticks the landing.