The 2014 prize

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The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is the UK's premier prize for non-fiction books.

This year’s longlist was announced on Tuesday 2 September.

The fifteen titles on this year’s longlist are:

•           John Campbell, Roy Jenkins, Jonathan Cape

•           John Carey, The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life, Faber & Faber

•           Jessie Childs, God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England, Bodley Head

•           Marion Coutts, The Iceberg: A Memoir, Atlantic   

•           Nick Davies, Hack Attack, Random House

•           Atul Gawande, Being Mortal, Profile Books

•           Greg Grandin, The Empire of Necessity, Oneworld

•           Alison Light, Common People, Fig Tree

•           Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk, Jonathan Cape

•           Henry Marsh, Do No Harm, Weidenfeld & Nicolson

•           Jonathan Meades, An Encyclopaedia of Myself, 4th Estate

•           Caroline Moorehead, Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France, Chatto & Windus

•           Adam Nicolson, The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters, William Collins

•           Jenny Uglow, In These Times, Faber & Faber

•           Ben Watt, Romany and Tom: A Memoir, Bloomsbury

The shortlist will follow on Thursday 9 October and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 4 November. 


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