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Sunday, April 24, 2011

The 2011 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction longlist

The longlist for The 2011 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction has been announced:

* Tolstoy by Rosamund Bartlett (Profile Books)
* Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89 by Rodric Braithwaite (Profile Books)
* Through the Language Glass: How Words Colour Your World by Guy Deutscher (William Heinemann)
* The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal (Chatto & Windus)
* Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 by Frank Dik├Âtter (Bloomsbury)
* Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon (Allen Lane)
* Liberty's Exiles: The Loss of America and the Remaking of the British Empire by Maya Jasanoff (Harper Press)
* Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy by Anatole Kaletsky (Bloomsbury)
* Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation by Stuart Kelly (Polygon, Birlinn)
* People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Parry (Jonathan Cape)
* The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick (Picador)
* The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley (Fourth Estate)
* Bismarck: A Life by Jonathan Steinberg (Oxford University Press)
* Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War by John Stubbs (Viking)
* Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl: Roald Dahl - the Biography by Donald Sturrock (HarperPress)
* Bomber County by Daniel Swift (Hamish Hamilton)
* Sex Before the Sexual Revolution: Intimate Life in England 1918-1963 by Simon Szreter & Kate Fisher (Cambridge University Press)
* Amexica by Ed Vulliamy (The Bodley Head)

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