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March 14, 2023
By PW Staff

The semifinalists were chosen from five genres by the editorial staffs of Publishers Weekly and BookLife. Congratulations to our semifinalists! Also, check out our list of BookLife Prize quarterfinalists.

The semifinalists for the 2022 BookLife Prize Nonfiction Contest are: 


Business/Personal Finance

Authentic Leadership by Angie McCourt    

Branding Queens by Kim Rozdeba 

The Conscious Communicator: The Fine Art of Not Saying Stupid Sh*t by Kim Clark and Janet Stovall

Creating Superfans by Brittany Hodak

What the Pet Food Industry is Not Telling You by Stephanie Krol



Acts of Compassion: Bringing Love and Caring Back into Your Life by Linda Spangle

The Atheist and the Afterlife by Ray Catania

Endless Awakening by Patrick Paul Garlinger 

Luminous: An Artist's Story as a Guide to Radical Creativity by Linda Dayan Frimer

The Ongo Book by Catherine Cadden and Jesse Wiens Chu



"Are You a N****r or a Doctor?" by Otto E. Stallworth 

Boundless: An Abortion Doctor Becomes a Mother by Christine Henneberg 

Food and Freedom by  Gabriella Lang

Rain On The Red Flag by Frank Nguyen 

A Quest for Identity: From Afghanistan to the World by Parastu Ahang-Mehdawi



Finding a Job That Loves You Back by Carly Inkpen, Justin Wright, and Tad Mayer 

Me Power by LaNysha Tufuga Adams

Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness by Will Hall

Rooted in Decency by Colleen Bryant