Unacknowledged Legislators: Lukas Prize Panel

The annual J. Anthony Lukas Book Prizes for narrative nonfiction were presented. The winners then participated in a panel discussion… read more

The annual J. Anthony Lukas Book Prizes for narrative nonfiction were presented. The winners then participated in a panel discussion on the effects that writers and their works can have on public policy. The panelists address the issue of whether or not, as writers, they are obligated or face certain responsibilities because of the widespread readership of their books. 

Participants were Samantha Power, winner of the narrative nonfiction award for A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, published by Basic Books; Robert Harms, winner of the history book award for The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade, published by Basic Books; and Suzannah Lessard, who was awarded the work in progress prize for Mapping the New World: An Inquiry into the Meaning of Sprawl, to be published by Dial Press. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Lemann. close

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New York, New York, United States
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May 24, 2003
Last Aired:
Jun 28, 2003

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  • Jun 28, 2003 | 3:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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