Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart Tim Butcher (Vintage) by Tim Butcher
Crow County (Jonathan Cape) by Mark Cocker
The Whisperers (Allen Lane) by Orlando Figes
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul (Picador) by Patrick French
The Rest is Noise (Fourth Estate) by Alex Ross
Submissions for the 2014 prize are now closed.