I am a Finalist for NAEJ Book Critic Award!


Thank you to the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism awards! I am honored to be a finalist for the NAEJ awards in the category of Book Critic!

NAEJ 2020: Category: BOOK CRITIC B5. Books

* Lisa Niver, Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine, “Untamed’: Brave Means Living from the Inside Out”
* Shawna Kenney, Rock the Bells, “Best Hip Hop Memoirs”
* David L. Ulin, Alta Journal, “’Joy Harjo’s Trail of Tears,’ ‘California Dreaming,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Torchbearer’” 

Read all of my book reviews here!

Ms. Magazine: “Untamed”: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out

Book Review: Reading Glennon Doyle’s memoir, Untamed, is diving into an adventure of what we can become. We collectively grow stronger as we are more willing to ask hard questions. Many of us feel caged in our roles and Doyle asks us, “Will we be brave enough to unlock ourselves?” She tells us that “imagination is how personal and worldwide revolutions begin.” If we are looking for the easy way, we may miss our best lives. It might be terrifying to go after our dreams—but worth it.

Wharton Magazine: Treat Your Business Rival as Inspiration, Not Competition

Wharton Magazine by Lisa Niver about Simon Sinek

Ms. Magazine: 8 Books That Will Transport You

During COVID-19 #SafeAtHome, I shared eight books that have transported me out of quarantine and into the worlds carefully created by the authors including Alka Joshi’s The Henna Artist set in India, and Susana López Rubio’s The Price of Paradise which is set in Havana in 1947 and made me feel like I was back walking along el Malecón as well as: Wild, Eat Pray Love, The Lies That Bind, Between the Lines, An Unorthodox Match and Where’d You Go Bernadette. 

Ms. Magazine: Feminist Fiction Books to Curl Up With for the Holidays

Ms. Magazine: Eve Rodsky Wants Feminist Partners to Play Fair

Fair Play in Ms Magazine by Lisa Niver

Ms. Magazine: Lilly Singh’s Late-Night Milestone is Just Her Latest Bawse Move

Thank you to Los Angeles Press Club and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards for the honor of being nominated. Please see this post for my past awards and nominations:

Want to read more of my articles? This post has all my articles and interviews from 2020 to 2010:

For all of my interviews, TV segments, videos, awards and articles, please see my portfolio site: LisaNiver.com

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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