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 is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 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. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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