Samuel Johnson shortlist

From The Independent:

“Three first-time authors have found themselves on the shortlist of Britain’s richest non-fiction prize. The new talent, half of the six-person shortlist for the £30,000 BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize, includes an Indian-born writer’s journey through Bombay and topics from addiction to 19th-century grave robbery.”

Suketu’s on a roll, hmmm? Last month, the Pulitzer shortlist, this month, the Samuel Johnson.
Here’s the complete list of authors:

Jonathan Coe: Like a Fiery Elephant
Alexander Masters: Stuart: A Life Backwards
Suketu Mehta: Maximum City
Orhan Pamuk: Istanbul
Hilary Spurling: Matisse the Master
Sarah Wise: The Italian Boy





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