Habitat Announces Beyond the Build 2022 Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Journalist and Award-Winning Author of Nomadland, Jessica Bruder

We are thrilled to announce award-winning author of Nomadland, Jessica Bruder, as our keynote speaker at the Beyond the Build 2022 luncheon. Our biggest fundraiser of the year takes place on Thursday, June 2 at the Washington State Convention Center. Register here.

For her New York Times-bestselling book Nomadland, Bruder spent months living in a camper van, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place in a precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving – from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border.

Nomadland won the Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage and the Discover Award. It was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Helen Bernstein Book Award. The New York Times named it both Notable Book and Editors’ Choice and it has been translated into 24 languages.

In 2020, Nomadland was made into a feature film produced by and starring Frances McDormand and for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2021. Director Chloe Zhao was honored by the Academy as Best Director.

We are looking forward to having Jessica as our keynote speaker and can’t wait for you to join us for a very important conversation. Individual, Full and Half-Table Sponsorships available. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Chief Development Officer Amy Farrier at amy.farrier@habitatskc.org.