This special evening at the British Academy comprised of authors shortlisted for this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction discussing their books.
The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is the UK's premier prize for non-fiction books, covering subjects from current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. Past winners of the £20,000 prize include Antony Beevor, Margaret MacMillan and James Shapiro.
The chair of judges for 2015 was Pulitzer prize-winning historian and journalist Anne Applebaum, supported by Associate Editor at The Economist Emma Duncan, New Scientist Editor Sumit Paul-Choudhury, Oxford University’s Professor Rana Mitter FBA and former Controller of Film and Drama and head of Film 4 Tessa Ross. Find out more about the Samuel Johnson Prize.
Jonathan Bate FBA, Author of Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life
Laurence Scott, Author of The Four-Dimensional Human
Emma Sky, Author of The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq