Samuel Johnson Prize 2015 longlist announced
The longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction has been announced. The longlisted titles are:
- Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life (Jonathan Bate, Flamingo)
- This Divided Island (Samanth Subramanian, Atlantic Books)
- Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance (Robert Gildea, Faber)
- Landmarks (Robert Macfarlane, Hamish Hamilton)
- The Planet Remade (Oliver Morton, Portobello)
- Guantanamo Diary (Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Canongate)
- Nothing is True and Everything is Possible (Peter Pomerantsev, Faber)
- They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper (Bruce Robinson, Fourth Estate)
- The Four-Dimensional Human (Laurence Scott, William Heinemann)
- Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter about People Who Think Differently (Steve Silberman, A&U)
- The Unravelling (Emma Sky, Atlantic Books)
- Black Earth (Timothy Snyder, Bodley Head).
Chair of judges Anne Applebaum said the longlist ‘includes pretty much every important nonfiction genre: biography, history, science writing, travel writing, journalism’. ‘There’s something for everybody here, whatever your tastes,’ she said. The shortlist for the £20,000 (A$43,487) prize—the richest prize for nonfiction in the UK—will be announced 11 October, with the winner announced 2 November. Each of the shortlisted authors will also receive £1000 (A$2174). For more information about the prize, click here.
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