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Biography dominates Samuel Johson prize longlist (Guardian.co.uk)

 

 

The shortlist will be revealed on 14 June, with the winner announced on 6 July.

The longlist in full:

Tolstoy by Rosamund Bartlett

Afghantsy by Rodric Braithwaite

Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal

Mao’s Great Famine by Frank Dik├Âtter

Caravaggio by Andrew Graham Dixon

Liberty’s Exiles by Maya Jasanoff

Capitalism 4.0 by Anatole Kaletsky

Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation by Stuart Kelly

People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry

The Bridge by David Remnick

The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

Bismarck: A Life by Jonathan Steinberg

Reprobates by John Stubbs

Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock

Bomber County by Daniel Swift

Sex Before the Sexual Revolution by Simon Szreter and Kate Fisher

Amexica: War Along The Borderline by Ed Vulliamy

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