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Samuel Johnson Prize - Shortlist Event with Robert MacFarlane & Sue Prideaux

Wednesday 17th October 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Join us for a fascinating and diverse evening of discussion as a panel of authors shortlisted for this year's Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction talk about their books.
Confirmed speakers include shortlisted authors Robert MacFarlane (The Old Ways), Paul Preston (The Spanish Holocaust) and Sue Prideaux (Strindberg: A Life).
The evening will be chaired by Science Museum executive, author and Daily Telegraph columnist, Roger Highfield.
The Samuel Johnson Prize is the UK's leading non-fiction prize, founded with the statement, 'All the best stories are true'.
Previous winners have tackled topics as diverse as life in Kim John-Il's North Korea (Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy), a real-life Victorian murder mystery (Kate Summerscale's The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) and humanity's ancient fascination with the whale (Philip Hoare's Leviathan).

The full shortlist
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis

The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane
The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker
The Spanish Holocaust by Paul Preston

Strindberg A Life by Sue Prideaux


Venue: the Gallery at Foyles, Third Floor, 113 - 119 Charing Road, London WC2H 0EB

Tickets: Free, but need to be reserved by adding the required number to the basket below or by emailing events@foyles.co.uk. No physical tickets will be issued: the order confirmation you will receive after adding ticket/s to your basket is your proof of reservation.

 

Robert Macfarlane Sue Prideaux

Above: Robert Macfarlane, Sue Prideaux

 

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