NPR Brought attention to radio host and author Daniel Alarcón, whose Spanish-language program Radio Ambulante has accompanied me on many a road trip and many miles of running. The awarding committee expressed his work well by writing that Alarcón explores “the social, cultural, and linguistic ties that connect people across Latin America and Spanish-speaking communities in the Americas”.
Another name that jumps off the list are Hanif Abdurraquib, whose writing about music has long been a favorite. Also, Ibram X. Kendi -now living in Boston- and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who spoke relatively recently at my university.
Congratulations to all!