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.