Green Party leader Natalie Bennett will join writer Anna Minton and philosophy lecturer Nina Power as guest judges for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2015.
The award, run by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB), celebrates non-fiction that is informed by socialist, anarchist, environmental, feminist and anti-racist concerns and inspires or supports political or personal change. Submissions for the award are now open.
The £500 prize will be awarded at the London Radical Bookfair, to be held at the Bishopsgate Institute on 9th May. The award is funded by the The General Federation of Trade Unions and is run in conjunction with the ARB’s prize for progressive children’s writing, The Little Rebels Children's Book Award.
Prize trustee Nik Gorecki said: “In our modern, virtual world, books are still the literary backbone of our society and an essential part of our political heritage and history. They must always be cherished.”
Previous winners have included David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years (Melville House) in 2012, Hsiao-Hung Pai’s Scattered Sand: The Story of China’s Rural Migrants (Verso) in 2013 and last year’s winner, Soldier Box: Why I Won’t Return to the War on Terror (Verso) by Joe Glenton.