This Divided Island longlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize


Samanth Subramanian’s This Divided Island has just been longlisted for the prestigious Samuel Johnson Award in the UK.

This year’s longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction includes Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantanamo DiaryRobert Macfarlane’s Landmarks, Samanth Subramaniam’s This Divided Island and Robert Gildea’s Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance.

The twelve titles span the breadth of non-fiction writing. History is, as always, well represented: Tim Snyder’s Black Earth, a study of the Holocaust and its modern resonance, is joined by Gildea’s revisionist study of the French resistance, Bruce Robinson’s We All Love Jack, a study of Jack the Ripper, and Emma Sky’s The Unravelling, an eyewitness account of the United States’ 10 year occupation of Iraq.

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