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Shortlist announced for The Samuel Johnson Prize 2015

11th October 2015

The Samuel Johnson Prize shortlist was announced this afternoon by last year's winner Helen MacDonald, at a special event at London's Southbank Centre. The selected books span a wide range of topics, including autism, the aftermath of war, landscapes, and the digital age. The shortlisted titles are:


Jonathan Bate, Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life

Robert Macfarlane, Landmarks

Laurence Scott, The Four-Dimensional Human

Steve Silberman, Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

Emma Sky, The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

Samanth Subramanian, This Divided Island


The executive director of the prize Toby Mundy, literary agent and formerly publisher and c.e.o of Atlantic Books, praised the "terrific range and quality" of the list, arrived on after a "heated debated among the judges" which he said "proved that non-fiction publishing in this country is in rude health".


Read Toby Mundy's blog about the judges' deliberations on our website here.

There is more about the Samuel Johnson Prize on our Prize page here.


The winner of the £20,000 prize will be announced on Monday 2nd November at an awards ceremony in London.


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