‘Stories of Elders’

Veronica Kirin's book chronicles the high-tech revolution by exploring its impact on the Greatest Generation. Courtesy Veronica Kirin

Former Grand Rapids resident Veronica Kirin’s book, “Stories of Elders,” won in the History: General category of the annual National Indie Excellence Awards, a national book awards program that celebrates independent authors and publishers.

The book also was a finalist in the same category for the 2020 International Book Awards.

Veronica Kirin Courtesy Veronica Kirin

“Stories of Elders” was published in 2018 by Identity Publications after Kirin traveled over 12,000 miles across America, interviewing members of the Greatest Generation about their experience with the high-tech revolution. By chronicling more than 8,000 years of life lived during one of the most transitional periods in American history, “Stories of Elders” offers “old-fashioned insight into the management of technology.”

This award comes in the midst of Kirin’s latest research and next edition to the “Stories of…” book series, “Stories of COVID,” an anthropological study of the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through individual interviews documenting the paradigm shift for future generations. Prior to that, Kirin was working on “Stories of Tech,” documenting Generation Z’s perspective of the high-tech revolution. Learn more about her work at veronicakirin.com.

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