PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: September 12


Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.

Our top speakers shaping current discourse and featured in the news.

News Media Spotlight

  • Current Topic: LATINX HERITAGE
    Karla Cornejo Villavicencio calls Javier Zamora’s Solito an “important, beautiful work” in her New York Times review.
  • Current Topic: THE ART OF DEBATE
    Bo Seo writes in The Guardian about how debating is a skill that brings people together.
  • Current Topic: BOOKER PRIZE 
    Elizabeth Strout’s Oh William! is on the 2022 Booker Prize shortlist.
  • Current Topic: BOOK BANNING
    John Green speaks with Vulture on how the political is becoming personal in the proposed bans against Looking for Alaska.

PLANNING AHEAD: Programming Ideas

Books for the Current Moment

  • THE LIGHT WE GIVE: Dr. Simran Jeet Singh shares an inspiring approach to a happier, more fulfilling life through Sikh teachings on love and service.
  • THE PERSUADERS: Anand Giridharadas brings an insider account of activists, politicians, educators, and everyday citizens working to change minds, bridge divisions, and fight for democracy.
  • CARRIE SOTO IS BACK: Inspired by Serena’s Grand Slam singles titles record, Taylor Jenkins Reid writes an epic adventure about a female athlete brought back to the tennis court for one last year in an effort to reclaim her throne.
  • RADICAL CURIOSITY: Seth Goldenberg provides a bold manifesto on how to solve complex challenges we face today by asking deeper questions.