Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Longlist for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

The long-list for the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is a great source for excellent new non-fiction books. This year’s longlist of 20 titles was announced on the 15th May. The winner of the prize for 2008 will be announced at an awards ceremony in at the South Bank Centre, London on 15 July 2008 and will be broadcast live on BBC Four the following Sunday. The long-list:
"Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800" by Lisa Appignanesi
"Miracles of Life" by JG Ballard
"Nothing to be Frightened Of" by Julian Barnes
"Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart" by Tim Butcher
"Crow Country" by Mark Cocker
"Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry" by Marcus du Sautoy
"The Whisperers" by Orlando Figes
"The World is What it is: The Authorized Biography of VS Naipaul" by Patrick French
"Rudolf Nureyev" by Julie Kavanagh
"Austerity Britain 1945-1951" by David Kynaston
"Mrs Woolf and the Servants" by Alison Light
"Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes" by Ferdinand Mount
"Watching the Door" by Kevin Myers
"Confessions of an Eco Sinner" by Fred Pearce
"Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland" by Jonathan Powell
"A Life of Picasso, Volume III: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932" by John Richardson
"The Discovery of France" by Graham Robb
"The Rest is Noise" by Alex Ross
"The Suspicions of Mr Whicher" by Kate Summerscale
"The Brother Gardeners" by Andrea Wulf

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