The British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding winner's announcement 2023

Tue 31 Oct 2023, 18:30 - 19:00

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Join us to discover the winner of the 2023 British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding.

Awarded annually since 2013, the British Academy’s £25,000 non-fiction book prize recognises work that searches for truth and reason in difficult places, and shines a light on the connections and divisions that shape cultural identity worldwide.

The six shortlisted books are: 

  • Red Memory: Living, Remembering and Forgetting China's Cultural Revolution by Tania Branigan
  • Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of Empire by Nandini Das
  • The Violence of Colonial Photography by Daniel Foliard
  • Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation by Kris Manjapra
  • Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World by Irene Vallejo
  • Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living by Dimitris Xygalatas

You can find out more about the shortlisted books, and order a copy, via the London Review Bookshop.

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