The shortlist for the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction were announced on October 5th. The winner of the prize will be announced on November 12th.
“The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. The prize aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of all non-fiction books in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.” – http://www.thesamueljohnsonprize.co.uk/
Links to the nominees available for check-out through the Minuteman Library Network are listed below.
• Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum, by Katherine Boo
• Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest, by Wade Davis
•The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, by Robert Macfarlane
• The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker
• Strindberg: A Life, by Sue Prideaux