Friday, September 6, 2013

Samuel Johnson Prize Longlist Announced

For those of you who prefer to read non-fiction, the Samuel Johnson Prize is a welcome break from the rest of the fiction literary prizes. Subjects cover current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.

The shortlist will be announced at a yet to be announced date in October and the winner on the 4th November.

The eighteen books longlisted are;

-         Small Wars, Far Away Places, Michael Burleigh (Pan Macmillan)
·         Empires of the Dead: How One Man's Vision Led to the Creation of WW1's War Graves, David Crane (William        Collins)       
·         Return of a King, William Dalrymple (Bloomsbury)
·         A Sting In The Tale, Dave Goulson (Jonathan Cape)
·         Under Another Sky, Charlotte Higgins (Jonathan Cape)
·         The Memory Palace, Edward Hollis (Portobello Books)           
·         The Pike, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (4th Estate)           
·         Disraeli, Douglas Hurd & Edward Young (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)    
·         Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, David Kynaston (Bloomsbury)
·         Diana Vreeland: Empress of Fashion, Amanda Mackenzie Stuart (Thames & Hudson)    
·         The War That Ended Peace, Margaret Macmillan (Profile Books)    
·         Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Charles Moore (Allen Lane)         
·         Time's Anvil, Richard Morris (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
·         Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet, Jesse Norman (William Collins)
·         The Story of the Jews, Simon Schama (The Bodley Head)
·         Far From The Tree, Andrew Solomon (Chatto & Windus)        
·         Everest: The First Ascent, Harriet Tuckey (Rider Books)            
·         Danubia, Simon Winder (Picador)       

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