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Best Books of 2022: Fiction and Graphic Novel Edition

January 11, 2023
Jessica Maves Braithwaite and Emily Hencken Ritter


In analysis for Political Violence At A Glance, an IGCC-supported blog dedicated to political violence and its alternatives, Jessica Maves Braithwaite, an associate professor of political science at the University of Arizona, and Emily Hencken Ritter, an associate professor in the political science department at Vanderbilt University, give their top picks for fiction and graphic novels from 2022. 

Here it is—our top picks for fiction and graphic novels published in 2022 that relate to political violence. Reading stories about how people experience political violence and its legacies shape how we see the topics at the heart of our research. You may notice an unintended theme of labor rights this year! These were our favorite books, among many great options.

(See our best books lists from 20192020, and 2021 while you’re at it.)

Read the full blog post at Political Violence At A Glance.