The six books shortlisted are:
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum, by Katherine Boo
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest, by Wade Davis
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, by Robert Macfarlane
The Better Angels of our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity, by Steven Pinker
The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain, by Paul Preston
Strindberg: A Life, by Sue Prideaux
They all look very interesting and will be added to my 'always growing at a faster rate than I can read' list of books. Good luck to all the authors for November.