The Invention of Miracles longlisted for HWA Nonfiction Crown Award

We are thrilled that The Invention of Miracles by Katie Booth has been longlisted for the Historical Writers Association Crown Award in the Nonfiction category!

The shortlists will be announced on 25 October 2022 and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 23 November 2022.

Congratulations to Katie and all the other longlisted authors!

For more information about the prize and the other longlisted titles, please visit the website here.

The Invention of Miracles

A revelatory revisionist biography of Alexander Graham Bell — renowned inventor of the telephone and powerful enemy of the deaf community.

When Alexander Graham Bell first unveiled his telephone to the world, it was considered miraculous. But few people know that it was inspired by another supposed miracle: his work teaching the deaf to speak. The son of one deaf woman and husband to another, he was motivated by a desire to empower deaf people by integrating them into the hearing world, but he ended up becoming their most powerful enemy, waging a war against sign language and deaf culture that still…

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Katie Booth teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work…

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