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awards and honors | Jan 27th, 2023

Johann Hari’s New York Times Bestseller Named Porchlight's Business Book of the Year

Congrats to Lavin’s speaker Johann Hari for winning the 2022 Business Book of the Year for his New York Times bestseller Stolen Focus! Looking at hundreds of submissions, Porchlight says "he makes clear, we can renew our imaginations and inspire our collective energies to fight for the common good. Stolen Focus is, in many ways, the book we need right now.”

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awards and honors | Dec 12th, 2022

The Best Books of the Year: #1 Amazon Nonfiction, Top 10 New York Times, and More!

Lavin is proud to see books written by our exclusive speakers named to so many year-end Best Books lists—including, for a second year running, Amazon’s #1 nonfiction title and a Top 10 New York Times entry.

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awards and honors | Nov 18th, 2022

Johann Hari’s Stolen Focus Named Amazon’s #1 Nonfiction Book of 2022 for Investigating How to Think Deeply Again

Johann’s instant New York Times bestseller explores why we can’t seem to pay attention anymore, and how we can reclaim our focus. Amazon called it “vital and mesmerizing,” naming it not only the #1 nonfiction book of 2022, but also one of the 20 top business and leadership books.

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awards and honors | Sep 30th, 2022

Bestselling Author George M. Johnson Named to TIME100 Next List of Rising Stars

For their powerful storytelling and advocacy work, George was named on TIME’s annual list of rising stars, which honours leaders across industries and their “extraordinary efforts to shape our world—and to define our future.”

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awards and honors | Aug 2nd, 2022

Lavin Speakers at the Emmys: Shalini Kantayya and Sean B. Carroll’s Documentaries Nominated for Emmy Awards

Shalini explores how bias creeps into our machine-learning algorithms, and Sean offers a peek into the everyday lives of bees. Their films were nominated for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary and Outstanding Nature Documentary, respectively.

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awards and honors | Jul 12th, 2022

Making Science Fun for Kids: Jennifer Gardy’s Children's Book Wins International Literary Association Award

“It Takes Guts,” a delightful look at the inner workings of the digestive system, won the ILA’s 2022 award for Intermediate Nonfiction. It’s Jennifer’s second kids’ book, and she draws on her career as a scientist, writer, and broadcaster to make science interesting and engaging for people of all ages.

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awards and honors | Jun 29th, 2022

Deep Focus in a World of Distraction: Johann Hari's Book Named Amazon’s Best Science Book of 2022 So Far

"Stolen Focus,” Johann’s bestselling investigation into why we can’t pay attention, reveals that the world around us is designed to keep us from concentrating—but we can still reclaim our minds.

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awards and honors | Feb 12th, 2012

White House Honors Kwame Anthony Appiah with National Humanities Medal

Kwame Anthony Appiah is one of today's most nimble philosophical minds, and The White House has decided to honor him with one of the country's great accolades—the National Humanities Medal. According to the official website, the award is given to those "whose work has deepened the nation’s... Continue Reading →