The 2022 honorees will be celebrated at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on November 16, 2022

The New Press amplifies progressive voices for a more inclusive, just, and equitable world. As a nonprofit public-interest publisher, we leverage books, diverse voices, and media engagement to facilitate social change, enrich public discourse, and defend democratic values:

 
Alyssa Hardy’s provocative, compelling, deeply researched debut Worn Out: How Our Clothes Cover Up Fashion’s Sins investigates the intersecting labor exploitation and environmental devastation of the fashion industry. The fashion world now has 52 “micro seasons”; workers have to produce at breakneck speeds in unsafe conditions for poverty wages to meet the public’s demand for style at rock-bottom prices. 
 

BARBARA EHRENREICH
August 26, 1941–September 1, 2022

The New Press mourns the loss of writer and journalist Barbara Ehrenreich, author of more than twenty books, including the brilliant Nickel and Dimed, which the New York Times called “a classic in social justice literature.” Her work changed the way we think about American health care, about low-wage work and poverty, and indeed about every topic she explored in her many critically acclaimed books.

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The 2022 honorees will be celebrated at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on November 16, 2022

BARBARA EHRENREICH
August 26, 1941–September 1, 2022

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