Arlie Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land Named to Short List for National Book Award

Friday, October 7, 2016

The National Book Foundation announced on October 6 that Arlie Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in nonfiction. Described as “an astute study of America’s ‘culture war’ drawn from the perspective of the white conservatives who feel they are losing it,” by The EconomistStrangers in Their Own Land offers “attentive, detailed portraits” (The New Republic) from a conservative corner of Louisiana, in a book heralded as “smart, respectful and compelling” by the New York Times Book Review in a full-page rave. Hochschild is an emeritus professor of sociology at UC Berkeley, a past recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Mellon Fellowships, and the author of nine previous books, including the award-winning The Second Shift and The Time BindStrangers in Their Own Land has been featured in the New Yorker, ForbesOprah Magazine, and the Boston Globe, as well as on the PBS NewsHour and WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, among many other publications.