Friday, May 23, 2008

And the nominees are....

The shortlist for the 2008 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction was announced on May 15th. The nominees are:

Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart by Tim Butcher

Crow Country by Mark Cocker

The Whisperers by Orlando Figes

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul
by Patrick French

The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House
by Kate Summerscale

The Samuel Johnson Prize is the UK's most prestigious non-fiction award. The winner will be announced on July 15th and will receive £30,000.

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