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 Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. 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-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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