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Foyles Best Book of Ideas Prize

Bristol Festival of IdeasFoyles is delighted to be the new sponsor of the Best Book of Ideas Prize at the annual Bristol Festival of Ideas.

Backed by Arts Council England, Bristol City Council and Bristol's business community, the Bristol Festival of Ideas has been running 2006 and is attended by tens of thousands of festival-goers and features many of the world's best-known writers, scientists, thinkers and artists, with over 150 events organised annually, around half of them in May and many hosted by Foyles at our Cabot Circus branch.

There is a concentrated period of at least 70 events in May and other events throughout the year. The festival has financial backing from Arts Council England, Bristol City Council and Bristol's business community. The winner receives a prize of £5000.

On 20th May, Artful by Ali Smith was announced as the 2013 winner.

2013 Shortlist

You Can't Read This Book: Censorship...
Nick Cohen
 
The author of Flat Earth News argues that our 'culture of outrage' is putting freedom of speech under serious threat.
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Get Real: How to See Through the ...
Eliane Glaser
 
It's time to radically alter the way we perceive the world. It's time to get real.
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Artful
Artful (Hardback)
Ali Smith
 
Refusing to be tied down to either fiction or the essay form, this title is narrated by a character who is haunted - literally - by a former lover, the...
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Previous winners

2012 Edgelands by Michael Symmons Robert & Paul Farley

2011 The Return of the Public by Dan Hind

2010 The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better by Kate Pickett & Richard Wilkinson

2009 Flat Earth News by Nick Davies

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