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race | Jan 25th, 2022

“Hilarious, Fearless, Humane”: Wajahat Ali’s New Book Spells Out What It Means to Say Go Back to Where You Came From

Wajahat Ali was just an ordinary Muslim kid in Husky jeans—but after 9/11, he was called a terrorist. Ali’s new book is a funny, emotional, insightful dive into what happened to America and what we need to do if we want to trust each other again.  Twenty years ago, Muslims replaced communists as... Continue Reading →
literature | Jan 18th, 2022

Living Legend Isabel Allende’s New Book Reminds Us That Pandemics Can’t Crush Our Spirit

Violeta tells the epic story of a woman who bears witness to modern history’s greatest upheavals, starting with the Spanish flu and ending with the coronavirus.  Violeta is one of the most anticipated books of 2022 because Isabele Allende brings her uniquely magical voice to our most pressing... Continue Reading →
johann hari | Jan 12th, 2022

“Win the War on Distraction”: Johann Hari’s Vital New Book Helps Reclaim Our Focus

If you’ve ever experienced the ‘mental jet-lag’ that comes from juggling too many devices, tabs, and social networks — Johann Hari’s new book Stolen Focus is for you.   Your ability to pay attention is broken—but it’s not your fault. Your attention is slipping because its profitable for powerful... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 4th, 2022

New Speaker Stephen Marche Imagines America’s Political Future in The Next Civil War

The United States shows all the warning signs of an impending collapse. What are the risks that lie ahead? And how might we stop such a disaster from occurring? Author and new Lavin speaker Stephen Marche considers the possibilities in his new book The Next Civil War—out today!  David... Continue Reading →
biology | Dec 29th, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of Edward O. Wilson, Pioneering Harvard Biologist

Upon hearing of the passing of immensely influential biologist Edward O. Wilson, Lavin joins the multitude of world leaders, prominent scientists, and distinguished environmentalists in recognizing his abundant contributions to the study of the natural world. “A wonderful friend and client for... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 13th, 2021

Dragons' Den Star Wes Hall to Publish His First Book With Random House

Random House has announced the forthcoming book No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot, authored by newly minted Dragons’ Den judge Wes Hall—one of Canada’s most successful business leaders.   A story of drive, agency, and hope, No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot documents Wes Hall’s inspirational... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 30th, 2021

TIME's '100 Must-Read Books' Features Three Lavin Speakers

TIME magazine selected non-fiction books by Heather McGhee, Andrea Elliott, and Annette Gordon-Reed for  their must-read list of 2021. Read their excerpts below.   The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together “Heather McGhee draws on a wealth of knowledge about the... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Nov 25th, 2021

Dragons’ Den Star Wes Hall Joins The Lavin Agency

Wes Hall may be one of North America’s most influential power brokers, and a new co-star on CBC’s show Dragons’ Den, but he learned the value of hard work from his Jamaican grandmother. Inspired by her industrious nature, he went on to found Kingsdale Advisors—and today, he pays it forward by... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 25th, 2021

The New York Times Selects Four Lavin Speakers for Its 100 Notable Books of 2021 List

The editors of the New York Times Book Review select the year’s notable fiction, poetry, and non-fiction reads. This year, four Lavin speakers made the list: please join us in celebrating Andrea Elliott, George Packer, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Eyal Press.  Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 19th, 2021

Lavin Speakers on Amazon's Best Books of 2021

​​Congratulations to the host of Lavin speakers who have triumphed in Amazon’s best books of 2021 lists.   Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott’s Invisible Child is the top pick for Best Non-Fiction Book of the year. This is a riveting, unforgettable story of a girl whose indomitable... Continue Reading →
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