Gary Younge and Dawn Foster have been shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing.
Now in its sixth year, the Bread & Roses Award seeks to celebrate excellence in the field of radical political non-fiction.
Younge is on the shortlist for Another Day in the Death of America (Guardian Faber), a searing portrait of childhood and youth in contemporary America, while Foster has been shortlisted for Lean Out (Repeater Books), a response to Sheryl Sandberg's business advice book Lean In (WH Allen).
Also shortlisted are The Hammer Blow: How 10 Women Disarmed a War Plane (Peace News), Andrea Needham’s account of the heroic actions of a group of women who disarmed a warplane; The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power, an account of how Jeremy Corbyn became the leader of the Labour party and "transformed our politics" by Alex Nunns (OR Books);This is the Place to Be (CB Editions), a memoir by Lara Pawson which started life as a sound installation; The Egyptians: A Radical Story, the essential book about Egypt and radical politics by Jack Shenker (Allen Lane), and See Red Women's Workshop - Feminist Posters 1974-1990 by See Red Members & Sheila Rowbotham (Four Corners Books), a book which details the See Red Women's history.
The award ceremony will take place at the London Radical Book Fair on Saturday 24th June, hosted this year at Goldsmiths University, London. The winner of the award will receive a cheque for £500 – this year’s prize money has been funded by the General Federation of Trade Unions.
For the second year running, the book fair will be held in the Great Hall at Goldsmiths University, in South East London.