Lit Youngstown’s Food for Thought book discussion series will focus on books that won major literary prizes. All titles in the series are available from the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, and the discussions will take place on the second Thursday of each month at the Main library 2nd floor meeting room from 5:00-6:00pm.
The series began with Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature. October 13, the discussion will be on Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky, a poet who came to the U.S. as a refugee from war in Ukraine. The book discussions will include information about the national and international literary prizes.
The remaining titles in the series and the prizes they won are:
November 10: memoir Furnishing Eternity by David Giffels, Ohioana Book Awards
December 8: poetry Be Holding by Ross Gay, PEN/ Jean Stein Book Award
January: novel There, There by Tommy Orange, American Book Award
February: essays A Little Devil in America: Notes In Praise Of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib, National Book Critics Circle Award
March: novel The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht, Orange Prize for Fiction
April: non-fiction All That She Carried by Tiya Miles, National Book Award
May: biography Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser, Pulitzer Prize
Lit Youngstown is a literary arts nonprofit for writers, readers, storytellers, and those who love a good story. More information is at www.LitYoungstown.org.