Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice Judges Panel to Be Chaired by Clark Foundation President Douglas Bauer
Six titles have been shortlisted for this year’s second annual Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice. The award, named after former Goddard Riverside Executive Director Stephan Russo, celebrates the power of the written word to create change in the name of justice for all.
The list was chosen by a distinguished slate of judges including Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner; Marcia Cantarella, university administrator and author of a book on college success; Nancy Wackstein, former executive director of United Neighborhood Houses of New York; and Michael Zisser, former CEO of University Settlement and The Door. The panel is chaired by Douglas Bauer, executive director of The Clark Foundation.
The shortlisted works are:
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) – A prizewinning poet and journalist examines how fracking affected the environment of a small Appalachian town, and how a struggling single mother fought back...