Obama boost for Alderman
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.