BOOKS DIGEST|| Finalists announced for Lukas Book Prize


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Stories of immigrants, transient workers and a Wisconsin auto plant are among the nominees for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.

The $10,000 award honors nonfiction books of both literary quality and social impact. The finalists announced Friday include Helen Thorpe’s “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom,” Jessica Bruder’s “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” and Amy Goldstein’s “Janesville: An American Story.” The other nominees are Nate Blakeslee’s “American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West” and Lauren Markham’s “The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life.”

The Lukas prize, named for the late author and journalist, is presented by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. The Columbia school and Nieman also announced finalists for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award and the $10,000 Mark Lynton History Prize.

– Associated Press

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