Foyles Best Book of Ideas Prize
Foyles 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.
The author of Flat Earth News argues that our 'culture of outrage' is putting freedom of speech under serious threat.
Memory is an essential part of who we are. But what is a memory, and how do we remember? A new consensus is emerging among scientists: rather than possessing a...
It's time to radically alter the way we perceive the world. It's time to get real.
'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the...
Written by a nature writer who was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012, this title offers an exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the...
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...
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