The Samuel Johnson Prize has drawn attention to some of the best non-fiction since it was established in 1999.
In 2104 the prize was won by H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald which many people enjoyed and I reviewed enthusiastically on Bookword.
The rest of the 2015 Shortlist
Ted Hughes: the Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate
The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky
The Four-Dimensional Human by Laurence Scott
The Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War by Samanth Subramanian
Also on the Longlist
They all love Jack the Ripper by Bruce Robinson
Black Earth by Timothy Snyder
The Planet Remade by Oliver Moon
Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Oud Siahi
Fighters in the Shadows by Robert Gidea.
The Samuel Johnson Prize website is here.
I haven’t read any of the 2015 longlist yet, but one or two are already on my tbr list. Can you recommend any?
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