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  • The ‘Bestest’ of 2018

    The very best of 2018 according to The Wild Detectives’ extended family.

    The Bestest of 2018

    The very best of 2018 according to The Wild Detectives’ extended family.

    There’s something beautiful about the last days of the year. All that looking back, the pondering… Our 2018 long story short: we’re here, we’re growing, we’re proud of our little victories.

    Some of those little victories include a new record number of events –more than 200 this year– thanks, in most part, to series like Kids in the Cliff, our kids storytelling time hosted by Lanie DeLay on Sunday mornings, Inner Moonlight, our poetry reading series hosted by Logen Cure every second Wednesday, and our book clubs, the English one hosted by John Bradley, and the Spanish one hosted by Ana Campoy.

    Also we continue exploring our topic driven series, such as the controversial Gentrified Dallas in March, curated by Mark Lamster and Lauren Smart, which discussed the challenges that our city is facing due to its fast development, or the 3rd edition of Women Galore last May, programmed and arranged also by Lauren Smart and a team of over 60 women, which brought to Dallas authors such as Leni Zumas or Ijeoma Oluo.

    This year we’ve furthered our communication efforts. We want you to know with little effort what we’re doing, what’s happening in the shop, which books we’d like you to read… We’ve recently started Wild Books, a YouTube series in which Kelsey Capps, our reader in residence, we’ll go monthly over our book picks and upcoming events.

    Also, our friends at Dieste, haven’t stopped coming up with brilliant and funny ideas to promote our space: check out their hilarious take on our current president’s love for books. Sarcasm intended.

    A huge victory this year was hosting the first installment in the US of the renown international festival of ideas, Hay Festival. We were lucky to count with some of the young rising stars in LatAm literature –Juan Cárdenas, Lola Copacabana, Gabriela Jáuregui, Brenda Lozano Emiliano Monge, Eduardo Rabasa and Daniel Saldaña París, besides translator Christina MacSweeney– all included in the recent anthology Bogotá 39. We hope everyone who came had the chance to widen their world a bit and had a great time, we certainly did (proof).

    In music news, what we started last year with Damien Jurado has now become a series of intimate shows in our backyard. This year legends such as Lloyd Cole and Bill Callahan have visited us to perform very personal shows. More to come in 2019! For starters, Damien Jurado returns for two consecutive nights in March!

    And now that we’re talking about the future, let us tell you that we have a lot of new surprises awaiting up our sleeve for 2019: The Wild Detectives is turning 5 next year and we’re certainly planning to make it special.

    Ok, we think we got it all down. Now, let’s move on to another tradition of ours. Our friends and also the people that contributed this year to shape WD, have spoken. Here are The Wild Detectives family highlights of the year.

     

    The winners:

    Books:
    Beautiful Country Burn Again – Ben Fountain
    My Year of Rest and Relaxation – Otessa Moshfegh
    Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover

    Albums:
    God’s Favorite Customer – Father John Misty
    Church of Scars – Bishop Briggs
    For Ever – Jungle
    Superorganism – Superorganism

    Movies:
    Black Panther – Ryan Coogler
    A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper

    Series:
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amy Sherman-Palladino
    Atlanta – Donald Glover
    Succession – Jesse Armstrong

     

    At The Wild Detectives:

     

    Jean Paul Caron

    Best Book:
    My Year of Rest and Relaxation – Otessa Moshfegh

    Best Album:
    Wrong Creatures – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Best Movie:
    Creed 2 – Steven Caple Jr.

    Best Series:
    Kidding – Dave Holstein, Michel Gondry, Jim Carrey

     

    Andrés de la Casa Huertas

    Best Book:
    God – Reza Aslan (Non-Fiction)
    The Carrying – Ada Limón (Poetry)
    Bilbao-New York-Bilbao – Kirmen Uribe (Spanish)

    Best Album:
    The Horizon Just Laughed – Damien Jurado (Best Album)
    Are We Good? – Eleanor Friedberger (Best Song)

    Best Movie:
    Hostiles – Scott Cooper
    Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Morgan Neville (Documentary)

    Best Series:
    The Kominsky Method – Chuck Lorre

     

    José Garay Boszeta

    Best Book:
    Red Clocks – Leni Zumas
    Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Ben Fountain

    Best Album:
    Antisocialites – Alvvays

    Best Movie:
    The Other Side of the Wind – Orson Welles

    Best Series:
    Maniac – Cary Joji Fukunaga

     

    Javier García del Moral

    Best Book:
    Öræfi: The Wasteland – Ófeigur Sigurðsson (Fiction)
    Beautiful Country Burn Again – Ben Fountain (Non Fiction)
    Pajarito – Claudia Ulloa (Spanish)

    Best Album:
    Foto Aérea – Ibon Errazkin

    Best Movie:
    First Reformed – Paul Schrader

    Best Series:
    Forever – Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard 

     

    Michal Johnson

    Best Book:
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

    Best Album:
    Transience – Shylmagoghnar
    Vide Noir – Lord Huron
    Loved to Death – Dance with the Dead

    Best Movie:
    Black Panther – Ryan Coogler

    Best Series:
    A Series of Unfortunate Events – Mark Hudis & Barry Sonnenfeld

     

    Víctor Rimach Jr.

    Best Book:
    Los Estratos – Juan Cárdenas (Spanish)

    Best Album:
    La Llorona – Lhasa de Sela

    Best Movie:
    The Other Side of the Wind – Orson Welles

    Best Series:
    Babylon Berlin – Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten

     

    Paco Vique

    Best Book:
    Conversations with Friends – Sally Rooney (Fiction)
    The Line Becomes a River – Francisco Cantú (Non Fiction)

    Best Album:
    Future Me Hates Me – The Beths
    Warm – Jeff Tweedy

    Best Movie:
    Cold War – Ryan Coogler
    Burning – Paweł Pawlikowski

     

     

    Our collaborators:

     

    Safaa Alaradah
    Check Safaa’s article on our website here

    Best Book:
    Pillow Thoughts II – Courtney Peppernell

    Best Album:
    Lukas Graham (The Purple Album) – Lukas Graham

    Best Movie:
    Venom – Ruben Fleischer

    Best Series:
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna

     

    Luis Borges
    Check Luis’ articles on our website here and here

    Best Book:
    Volver al oscuro valle – Santiago Gamboa (Spanish)

    Best Album:
    Encanto Tropical – Monsieur Periné

    Best Movie:
    Song of the Sea – Tomm Moore

    Best Series:
    Trollhunters – Guillermo del Toro

     

    John M. Bradley
    John is the host of our Wild Detectives’ Book Club

    Best Book:
    Empty Set – Verónica Gerber Bicecci

    Best Album:
    Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – The Arctic Monkeys

    Best Movie:
    Mandy – Panos Cosmatos

    Best Series:
    The NBA Playoffs

     

    Ana Campoy
    Ana is the host of our Book Club in Spanish

    Best Book:
    Los Estratos – Juan Cárdenas (Spanish)

    Best Album:
    How I Remember Now I Remember How – Lukas Lauermann

    Best Movie:
    Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

    Best Series:
    Salt Fat Acid Heat – Samin Nosrat

     

    Kelsey Capps
    Our Reader in Residence and host of our video series: Wild Books

    Best Book:
    Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover

    Best Album:
    Dermot Kennedy

    Best Movie:
    Disobedience – Sebastián Lelio

    Best Series:
    I’m Sorry – Andrea Savage

     

    Sara Ellis Cardona
    Artist responsible for our Christmas ceiling intervention

    Best Book:
    The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
    The King is Always above the People – Daniel Alarcón

    Best Album:
    God’s Favorite Customer – Father John Misty
    Sepulcros de Miel – Omar Rodríguez López

    Best Movie:
    Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

    Best Series:
    Babylon Berlin – Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten

     

    Marina Cuesta
    Part of the creative team at Dieste, producing our funniest campaign so far

    Best Book:
    The Adventures of Phoebe Fogg in Around The World in 80 Days – SheQuel

    Best Album:
    Musas, Vol. 2 – Natalia Lafourcade

    Best Movie:
    First Man – Damien Chazelle
    Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson

    Best Series:
    Mindhunter – Joe Penhall
    Disenchantment – Matt Groening

     

    Logen Cure
    Curator and host of our monthly poetry series: Inner Moonlight

    Best Book:
    Gutter – Lauren Brazeal

    Best Album:
    Church of Scars – Bishop Briggs

    Best Movie:
    Dumplin’ – Anne Fletcher (based on the young adult novel by North Texas author Julie Murphy)

    Best Series:
    Homecoming – Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg

     

    Austin Dupree
    Austin was part of the Women Galore team

    Best Book:
    No One Tells You This – Glynnis MacNicol

    Best Album:
    Argonauta – Aisha Burns

    Best Series:
    The Deuce – David Simon and George Pelecanos

     

    Katy Dycus
    Katy is a prolific writer, check her articles on our website here, here, here, here, here and here

    Best Book:
    The Ensemble – Aja Gabel
    The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World – Steve Brusatte

    Best Album:
    Hollywood Africans – Jon Batiste

    Best Movie:
    First Man – Damien Chazelle

     

    Frank Garrett
    Check Luis’ articles on our website here

    Best Book:
    The Magician of Vienna – Sergio Pitol

    Best Album:
    Fool’s Paradise – Cold Specks

    Best Movie:
    A Fantastic Woman – Sebastián Lelio

    Best Series:
    EastSiders – Kit Williamson

     

    Melanie Gibson
    Melanie very gracefully volunteered at our ESL reading comprehension workshops we had this summer

    Best Book:
    Circe – Madeline Miller
    Speak – Louisa Hall

    Best Movie:
    First Reformed – Paul Schrader
    Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Morgan Neville

    Best Series:
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amy Sherman-Palladino

     

    Matías Jaramillo
    Part of the creative team at Dieste, producing our funniest campaign so far

    Best Book:
    New Power – Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms

    Best Album:
    Against All Logic – 2012 – 2017

    Best Movie:
    Black Panther – Ryan Coogler

    Best Series:
    Mindhunter – Joe Penhall

     

    Janielle Kastner
    Co-creator of Movies that Should Be Musicals, a cabaret like reinterpretation of pop-culture gems

    Best Book:
    Your Art Will Save Your Life – Beth Pickens

    Best Album:
    You Don’t Own Me Anymore – Secret Sisters

    Best Movie:
    Eighth Grade – Bo Burnham

    Best Series:
    Schitt’s Creek– Eugene and Daniel Levy

     

    Ernesto Martínez
    Part of the creative team at Dieste, producing our funniest campaign so far

    Best Book:
    I Hope You Find Me: The Love Poems of Craigslist’s Missed Connections – Alan Feuer

    Best Album:
    For Ever – Jungle

    Best Movie:
    Won’t You Be my Neighbor – Morgan Neville
    BlacKKKlansman – Spike Lee

    Best Series:
    Better Call Saul –Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould

     

    Ernesto Montiel
    Ernesto is the master mind behind the curation of our record crates, and also the usual Dj at our Boosktore Disco sessions

    Best Book:
    Vertical Motion – Can Xue
    Henning Christiansen: Freedom Is Around the Corner – Lawrence Kumpf, Joe Buccero and Mark Harwood (Editors)

    Best Album:
    Green Ways – Áine O’Dwyer and Graham Lambkin
    Simple Affections – Simple Affections
    L’inertie – Clara de Asís and Bruno Duplant
    Al Di Lá – Simone Fort

    Best Movie:
    La Soledad – Jorge Thielen Armand
    Milford Graves Full Mantis – Jake Meginsky and Neil Young

     

    Brigham Mosley
    Co-creator of Movies that Should Be Musicals, a cabaret like reinterpretation of pop-culture gems

    Best Book:
    The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson

    Best Album:
    By the Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile

    Best Movie:
    A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper

    Best Series:
    Ru Paul’s Drag Race – Nick Murray

     

    Domingo Palma
    Part of the creative team at Dieste, producing our funniest campaign so far

    Best Book:
    Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover

    Best Album:
    Superorganism – Superorganism

    Best Movie:
    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – The Cohen Brothers

    Best Series:
    Get Shorty – Davey Holmes

     

    David Piorno
    David curates the playlist we shared most Mondays (on Fridays, later on) on Facebook, and he was our anniversary party guest Dj last April.

    Best Book:
    My Dark Places – James Ellroy

    Best Album:
    Knock Knock – Dj Koze

    Best Movie:
    Cold War – Pawel Pawlikowski

    Best Series:
    Vergüenza – Cavestany y Fernández Armero

     

    Anthony Robinson
    Check Anthony’s poem on our website here

    Best Book:
    A Time of Gifts – Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Best Album:
    Both Directions at Once – John Coltrane

    Best Movie:
    First Reformed – Paul Schrader

    Best Series:
    Ray Donovan – Ann Biderman

     

    Vicky Sanz
    Moderator in most of our Spanish events. Also part of the Women Galore team.

    Best Book:
    El complot de los románticos – Carmen Boullosa (Spanish)

    Best Album:
    For Ever – Jungle

    Best Movie:
    Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

    Best Series:
    Man in the High Castle – Frank Spotnitz

     

    Lauren Smart
    Lauren is responsible for the Women Galore and Gentrified Dallas events programmed in our store this year

    Best Book:
    Motherhood – Sheila Heti

    Best Album:
    Blood – Rhyne

    Best Movie:
    A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper

    Best Series:
    Succession – Jesse Armstrong

     

    Patty Sisco
    Check Patty’s piece on our website here

    Best Book:
    Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover

    Best Movie:
    A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper

    Best Series:
    A Handmaid’s Tale – Bruce Miller

     

    Daniel Vicente
    Part of the creative team at Dieste, producing our funniest campaign so far

    Best Book:
    Creative Quest – Quest Love
    Damned – Chuck Palaniuk
    Creativity Inc – Ed Catmull

    Best Album:
    God’s Favorite Customer – Father John Misty

    Best Movie:
    Sorry to Bother You – Boots Riley

    Best Series:
    Atlanta – Donald Glover

     

    Amy Walton
    Host of Address Me, the annual letters writing workshop happening in our backyard

    Best Book:
    God Save Texas – Lawrence Wright
    Neon Palm of Madame Melançon – Will Clark
    Mudbound – Hillary Jordan

    Best Movie:
    Eighth Grade – Bo Burnham
    BlacKKKlansman – Spike Lee
    Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson

    Best Series:
    The Assesination of Gianni Versace – Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
    Trust – Simon Beaufoy
    Barry – Alec Berg and Bill Hader

     

    Gustavo Zapata
    Part of the creative team at Dieste, producing our funniest campaign so far

    Best Book:
    Nueva Ilustración Radical – Marina Gracés

    Best Album:
    You Were Never Really Here (O.S.) – Johnny Greenwood

    Best Movie:
    Hereditary – Ari Aster

    Best Series:
    Money Heist – Álex Pina

     

     

    Our friends:

     

    Anna Badkhen
    Author

    Best Book:
    Beautiful Country Burn Again – Ben Fountain (Non Fiction)
    American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin – Terrance Hayes (Poetry)
    Mourning – Eduardo Halfón (Fiction)

    Best Album:
    The Optimist – Ryan Porter

    Best Movie:
    Skate Kitchen – Crystal Moselle

     

    Will Clarke
    Author

    Best Book:
    Cherry – Nico Walker

    Best Album:
    Dirty Computer – Janielle Monae

    Best Movie:
    Private Life – Tamara Jenkins

    Best Series:
    The Good Place – Michael Schur

     

    Lola Copacabana
    Author, part of Hay Festival, the literary festival we hosted last September

    Best Book:
    Motherhood – Sheila Heti
    Trip – Tao Lin

    Best Album:
    El mal querer – Rosalía

    Best Movie:
    RBG – Betsy West and Julie Cohen

    Best Series:
    Bojack Horseman – Raphael Bob-Waksberg

     

    Jeremy Ellis
    Marketing and Communications Manager at MPIBA

    Best Book:
    My Year of Rest and Relaxation – Otessa Moshfegh

    Best Movie:
    Game Night – John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

    Best Series:
    Maniac – Cary Joji Fukunaga

     

    Barak Epstein
    Director at Texas Theater, Top Ten Records and co-founder of the Oak Cliff Film Festival

    Best Book Magazine:
    Fangoria Vol.2 Issue 1

    Best Album:
    Mandy (O.S.) – Johan Johansson

    Best Movie:
    Mandy – Panos Cosmatos

    Best Series:
    Succession – Jesse Armstrong

     

    Will Evans
    Director at Deep Vellum Publishing

    Best Book:
    Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas – Fernando Flores
    Night Moves – Jessica Hopper

    Best Album:
    Yob – Our Raw Heart

    Best Movie:
    Never Goin’ Back – Augustine Frizzell

    Best Series:
    Atlanta – Donald Glover
    Mozart in the Jungle – Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Alex Timbers, and Paul Weitz

     

    Sanderia Faye
    Author

    Best Book:
    Meet behind Mars – Renee Simms
    An American Marriage – Tayari Jones

    Best Album:
    Championships – Meek Mill

    Best Movie:
    Black Panther – Ryan Coogler

    Best Series:
    Queen Sugar – Ava DuVernay

     

    Ben Fountain
    Author

    Best Book:
    Waiting for Eden – Elliot Ackerman (Fiction)
    Fisherman’s Blues – Anna Badkhen (Non Fiction)

    Best Movie:
    American Made – Doug Liman

    Best Series:
    The Deuce – David Simon and George Pelecanos

     

    Suzanne Frank
    Author

    Best Book:
    Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri

    Best Album:
    Simulation Theory – Muse

    Best Movie:
    Black Panther – Ryan Coogler

    Best Series:
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amy Sherman-Palladino

     

    Verónica Gerber Bicecci
    Author

    Best Book:
    Mano de obra – Diamela Eltit (Spanish, Ficiton)
    Cajas – Mario Montalbetti (Spanish, Non-Fiction)
    Comunidad terapéutica – Iveth Luna Flores (Spanish, Poetry)

    Best Movie:
    The Quiet Earth – Geoff Murphy
    A Ghost Story – David Lowery

    Best Series Podcast:
    Radio Ambulante
    Las Raras

     

    Kendra Greene
    Author

    Best Book:
    Fear Icons – Kisha Llewelyn Schlegel
    Mine: Essays – Sarah Viren

    Best Movie:
    Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson

    Best Series:
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amy Sherman-Palladino

     

    Louisa Hall
    Author

    Best Book:
    Census – Jesse Ball
    Flights – Olga Tocarczuk

    Best Album:
    Wanderer – Cat Power

    Best Series:
    The Crown – Peter Morgan

     

    Bill Holston
    Executive Director at Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

    Best Book:
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain

    Best Album:
    You Want it Darker – Leonard Cohen

    Best Movie:
    Won’t You Be my Neighbor – Morgan Neville

    Best Series:
    A Handmaid’s Tale – Bruce Miller

     

    Jill Holston
    FMJH Dyslexia Teacher

    Best Book:
    The List – Patricia Forde

    Best Movie:
    BlacKKKlansman – Spike Lee

    Best Series:
    The Romanoffs – Matthew Weiner

     

    Harry Hunsicker
    Author

    Best Book:
    She Rides Shotgun – Jordan Harper

    Best Movie:
    A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper

    Best Series:
    Succession – Jesse Armstrong

     

    Kathleen Kent
    Author

    Best Book:
    Circe – Madeline Miller

    Best Album:
    Church of Scars – Bishop Briggs

    Best Movie:
    The Guilty – Gustav Möller

    Best Series:
    Narcos: Mexico – Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro

     

    Michelle Newby Lancaster
    Editor at Lone Star Literary Life

    Best Book:
    Beautiful Country Burn Again – Ben Fountain (Non Fiction)
    Oliver Loving – Stephan Merrill Block (Fiction

     

    Christina MacSweeney
    Translator, part of Hay Festival, the literary festival we hosted last September

    Best Book:
    Los Caídos – Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Spanish, Ficiton)
    Blue – Maggie Nelson
    Bogotá 39 – Anthology of the best LatAm writers below 39

    Best Album Musical:
    Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Best Movie:
    Kill Bill – Quentin Tarantino

     

    Joe Milazzo
    Author

    Best Book:
    Transparent City – Ondjaki (translated by Stephen Henighan, fiction)
    City of the Future – Sesshu Foster (poetry)
    Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene – Linda Russo and Marthe Reed (Non Fiction)

    Best Album:
    Pillars – Tyshawn Sorey
    Ignite the Seven Cannons – Felt (reissue)

    Best Movie:
    Filmworker – Tony Zierrra

    Best Series:
    Atlanta – Donald Glover

     

    Sebastian H. Paramo
    Poet

    Best Book:
    Ghost – Diana Khoi Nguyen

    Best Album:
    Superclean Vol. II – The Marias

    Best Series:
    The Good Place – Michael Schur

     

    Beth Rankin
    Food Editor at the Dallas Observer

    Best Book:
    My Year of Rest and Relaxation – Otessa Moshfegh

    Best Album:
    The Pool – Jazzanova

    Best Movie:
    Sorry to Bother You – Boots Riley

    Best Series:
    High Maintenance – Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair
    Insecure – Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore

     

    Jason Reimer
    Creative Director at Texas Theater

    Best Book:
    Beastie Boys Book – Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond

    Best Album:
    A Laughing Death in Meatspace – Tropical Fuck Storm

    Best Movie:
    The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos

    Best Series:
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

     

    Cristina Rodríguez
    Book Operations at Deep Vellum Books

    Best Book:
    Immortal Soft Spoken – Robert Vivian (Fiction)
    Vanishing Twins – Leah Dieterich (Non-Fiction)

    Best Album:
    Ex:Re – Ex:Re
    Parlour Arcana – Black Taffy

    Best Movie:
    Never Goin’ Back – Augustine Frizzell

    Best Series:
    Slutever – Karley Sciortino

     

    Tim Rogers
    Editor at D Magazine

    Best Book:
    The Man Who Caught the Storm – Brantley Hargrove

    Best Album:
    Superorganism – Superorganism

    Best Movie:
    Solo: A Star Wars Story – Ron Howard

     

    Víctor Saenz Diez
    Operations at Pepitas de Calabaza

    Best Book:
    Ghosts of my Life – Mark Fisher

    Best Album:
    Desorden – La Plata

    Best Movie:
    Entre dos aguas – Isaki Lacuesta

    Best Series:
    Wild Wild Country – Chapan Way, Maclain Way and Mark Duplass

     

    Racheal Small
    Director of Publicity at Europa Editions

    Best Book:
    Disoriental – Négar Djavadi

    Best Album:
    Dirty Computer  – Janelle Monaé

    Best Movie:
    Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

    Best Series:
    Schitt’s Creek– Eugene and Daniel Levy

     

    Eric Steele
    Partner at Texas Theatre and co-founder of the Oak Cliff Film Festival

    Best Book:
    Marketing to the Entitled Consumer – Dave Frankland and Nick Worth

    Best Album:
    So you Wanna be an Outlaw – Steve Earle and the Dukes

    Best Movie:
    The Death of Stalin – Armando Iannucci

    Best Series:
    Frontline – David Fanning

     

    Carlos Velázquez
    Author

    Best Book:
    Paul McCartney: The Life – Philip Norman

    Best Album:
    All Nerve – The Breeders

    Best Movie:
    Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson

    Best Series:
    The Deuce – David Simon and George Pelecanos

     

    Tanya Wardell
    Operations at Deep Vellum Publishing

    Best Book:
    Belly Up – Rita Bullwinkel
    Beyoncé in Formation – Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley

    Best Album:
    They Might’ve Even Loved Me – NoMBe
    Bienaventuranza – Chancha Vía Circuíto

    Best Movie:
    Private Life – Tamara Jenkins

    Best Series:
    The Haunting of Hill House – Mike Flanagan

     

    Shay Youngblood
    Author

    Best Book:
    American Marriage – Tayari Jones

    Best Album:
    Black Panther (O.S.) – Ludwig Göransson (Film Score) + Kendrick Lamar
    A Star is Born (O.S.) – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
    A Wrinkle in Time (O.S.) – Ramin Djawadi (Film Score) + Various Artists

    Best Movie:
    BlacKKKlansman – Spike Lee
    Black Panther – Ryan Coogler
    A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper

    Best Series:
    Children of Blood & Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

     

    Leni Zumas
    Author

    Best Book:
    Strawberry Fields – Hilary Plum

    Best Album:
    Vitrioli – Selofan

    Best Movie:
    Suspiria – Luca Guadagnino

    Best Series:
    The Terror – David Kajganich

     

     

     

     

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