Submissions welcome for the 2016 Bread & Roses Award

3 Nov
  • Submissions now open for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2016
  • Guest judges: Natalie Bennett, Anna Minton and Nina Power
  • Award ceremony keynote event at the London Radical Bookfair on 7th May 

The Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) is happy to announce that submissions are now being welcomed for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2016. The Bread and Roses Award celebrates non-fiction which is

  • informed by socialist, anarchist, environmental, feminist and anti-racist concerns
  • inspires, supports or reports on political and/or personal change
  • accessible and readable by the interested reader
  • relates to global, national, local or specialist areas of interest

Previous winners have included:

David Graeber’s ‘Debt: The First 5,000 Years’ (Melville House, 2011),
Hsiao-Hung Pai’s ‘Scattered Sand: The Story of China’s Rural Migrants’ (Verso, 2012),
Joe Glenton’s ‘Soldier Box: Why I Won’t Return to the War on Terror’ (Verso, 2013)
and  ‘Here We Stand: Women Changing The World’, edited by Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones (Honno Press, 2014).

Guest judges


Natalie Bennett, Nina Power and Anna Minton

This year’s guest judges are:

Natalie Bennett is the leader of the Green party. She edited Guardian Weekly between 2007 and March 2012. She’s a veteran blogger, with her home blog being Philobiblon, covering politics, history and books, and she was the founder of the Carnival of Feminists.

Nina Power is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University. She is the author of ‘One-Dimensional Woman’ (Zero Books 2009), co-editor of Alain Badiou’s ‘On Beckett’ (Clinamen 2002), and the author of several articles on European Philosophy, atomism, pedagogy, art and politics.

Anna Minton is a writer and journalist and the author of ‘Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the 21st Century City’, published by Penguin. She is a frequent contributor to The Guardian and The Financial Times and is a Reader in Architecture at the University of East London. More info about her work can be found at

Award ceremony and prize money

The prize will be awarded at the London Radical Bookfair, to be held on Saturday 7th May. This year’s London Radical Bookfair will  be taking place in tandem with the Alternative Press Fair.



There is one prize of £500 to the winning title, generously funded by the The General Federation of Trade Unions. The prize is run in conjunction with the ARB’s prize for progressive children’s writing, The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award.


For full submissions criteria please visit Bread and Roses website:

Crucially, submitted books must have been published in 2015 and books must be written, or largely written by authors or editors normally living in the UK.

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