The Bread and Roses Award is a book prize with a difference: presented by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, and without the backing of corporate sponsors, the award seeks to recognise and celebrate excellence in the field of radical political non-fiction.
Nominations are invited from national and international publishers – see our frequently asked questions page for further information. An award of £500 will be made each year to the winning writer. A presentation ceremony is held at the ARB London Radical Bookfair.
A shortlist of up to seven books will be announced in March of each year, and promoted through bookshops and the radical press. Books will be judged by the following criteria:
- being informed by radical political concerns and traditions, such as socialism, anarchism, environmentalism, feminism or anti-racism
- inspiring, supporting or reporting on political and/or personal change
- being accessible to the interested reader
- making an important contribution to contemporary academic debate
- relating to global, national, local or specialist areas of interest