The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2020 Shortlist

30 Jun

The Alliance of Radical Booksellers is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2020. Now in its ninth year, the Bread & Roses Award seeks to celebrate excellence in the field of radical political non-fiction.

The £500 prize will be awarded to the winner at a special event to be held at some point in mid-September. The pandemic has forced us to delay this years award, and we are holding out for the possibility to hold an in-person award ceremony, however if this proves impossible the award ceremony will take place on line.

Our guest judges this year are all previous winners of the Bread & Roses award: Helena Earnshaw, Angharad Penrhyn Jones, and Hsiao-Hung Pai.

Please do also visit the website of our sister book prize, The Little Rebel’s Children’s Book Award, who will be announcing their shortlist for the best books published in the UK for readers aged 0-12 imminently.

The Shortlist

Clicking on the publisher link alongside each title will take you to a relevant page with more information about each title.

‘Afropean: Notes from Black Europe’ by Johny Pitts (Allen Lane)

‘Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People’ by Frances Ryan (Verso)

‘Disarming Doomsday: The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima’ by Becky Alexis-Martin (Pluto Press)

Disarming Doomsday

‘The Government of No One: The Theory and Practice of Anarchism’ by Ruth Kinna (Pelican)

No One

‘Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent’ by Priyamvada Gopal (Verso)

Insurgent Empire

‘Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide. A graphic guide to lesbian and queer history 1950-2020’ by Kate Charlesworth (Myriad Editions)


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