Obama boost for Al­der­man

The Jewish Chronicle - - EDUCATION -

NAOMI Al­der­man’s award-win­ning sci-fi novel, The Power, has an ad­mirer in Barack Obama.

The for­mer Amer­i­can pres­i­dent chose it as one of his books and songs of the year for 2017. Mr Obama ex­plained on Face­book that he started shar­ing his read­ing and playlists dur­ing his pres­i­dency as “a nice way to reflect on the works that res­onated with me and lift up au­thors and artists from around the world”.

The Power, about women who dom­i­nate men af­ter gain­ing the abil­ity to de­liver elec­tric shocks, won the Bai­leys Women’s Prize last year and was among the New

York Times’s 100 no­table books of the year.

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