POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS: THE CATEGORIES, JUDGES, AND WINNERS
The Political Book of the Year Award is the most coveted award for the book that is deemed to have the most significant impact in Britain’s political arena. The judges are Lord Ashcroft, Lord Andrew Adonis, Ann Treneman, Keith Simpson, and Mary Beard. The winners for this category are Matthew Goodwin and Robert Ford for their book entitled Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain.
The Debut Political Book of the Year Award is given to the author who has published his or her first political book in an inspiring fashion and has a promising career on political writing in the years to come. The judges for this category are Damian McBride, Isabel Hardman, Marilyn Warnick, Jane Merrick, and Nick de Bois. Ramita Navai won this award for her book, “City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth.”
The Political Biography of the Year Award is presented to the writer who authored an inspiring and well-researched biography of a political figure. The judges for this category are Andrew Mitchell, Jo Coburn, Darren Henley OBE, Carolyn Quinn, and Philip Cowley. Roy Jenkins’ feature on the life of John Campbell won this award.
The Polemic of the Year Award is given to the writer who presented a thorough and significant argument for a controversial topic worthy of debate. The judges for this category are Joe Williams, Cristina Odone, Dan Hannan, Matthew Parris, and Ian Collins. The winner for this category is the book entitled “An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?” which was written by Geoffrey Robertson QC.
The Political History Book of the Year Award is a recognition given to the author who was able to publish a detailed and impressive writing about a part of our history and clearly showed how politics significantly affected that period in history. The judges are Lisa O’Kelly, Robbie Millen, Charles Clark, Jo Phillips, and Caroline Mitchel. David Kynaston’s Modernity Britain: Book Two: A Shake of the Dice 1959-62 won this category.
This wraps up this year’s Political Book Awards. We would like to thank our partner, sponsors, judges, guests, and authors for making this event a success. We will see you again next again.