September 18, 2012
David Livingstone Smith, Ph.D., UNE associate professor of philosophy, was honored at a ceremony in Cleveland on Sept. 13, 2012 as winner of the 77th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction for his 2011 book Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others.
The entire award ceremony can be viewed on YouTube. The presentation of Smith's award begins at 44:30.
The ceremony was also covered by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Smith was interviewed by The Sound of Ideas on Ideastream. The Montreal Review also published a precis of Less than Human in connection with the awards.
View some photos of Smith at the ceremony with poet Rita Dove and emcee Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University.