Naomi Klein wins first Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction

Naomi Klein has won the Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction for her book “Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World.”

The book explores being mistaken for someone else, just like the way Klein is often confused for Naomi Wolf.

Similarly, American VV Ganeshananthan also won the Women’s prize for her novel “Brotherless Night,” portrays a family affected by the Sri Lankan civil war.

The awards were presented in central London on Thursday evening.

Doppelganger initially discusses the author’s challenges with being mistaken for Naomi Wolf and then explores various topics, including conspiracy theories.

Naomi Wolf is renowned for her feminist book “The Beauty Myth” and other works like “Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries.”

Klein’s book was praised by Suzannah Lipscomb, the chair of judges, for its humour, insight, and expertise, calling it a courageous and optimistic piece that encourages embracing the complexities between different viewpoints.

The awards celebrate writings by female authors globally, with winners receiving £30,000 ($38,000) each.

The non-fiction prize was established due to research showing a pay gap and lack of visibility for female non-fiction writers.

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