RSL Jerwood Awards-winners announced

Titles on Tehran, Angela Carter and the nature of evil have won at the 2012 Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Awards, held last night (13th December) at the Savile Club in London.

The awards, this year judged by Richard Davenport-Hines, Caroline Moorehead and Gaby Wood, are presented to commissioned authors working on their first non-fiction title.

A prize of £10,000 went to Ramita Navai for her City of Lies: The Undercover Truth About Tehran, to be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2014.

A prize of £5,000 went to Dr Gwen Ashead for A Short Book About Evil, to be published by Jessica Kingsley in 2014.

And £5,000 went to Edmund Gordon for the first fully authorised biography of novelist Angela Carter, Angela Carter- The Biography, to be published by Chatto in 2016.