Four Colman Getty are delighted to announce the longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014 today, Tuesday 2 September. Judges have selected a longlist of fifteen for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014, celebrating the best in non-fiction writing.
Memoirs prevail, with a widow's searing and humane account of her husband's loss of speech and death, a professor’s account of a life in literature, an insight in to the life and work of a neurosurgeon, a woman’s story of training a goshawk, reflections on a vanished provincial England and a post-war portrait of the parents of musician Ben Watt. The single biography is of politician Roy Jenkins.
Also featured is Hack Attack, the definitive account of the hacking trial by the award-winning investigative journalist, Nick Davies. Another team at Four Colman Getty has been managing PR for Hack Attack. The UK campaign kicked off with a serialisation in The Guardian and a carefully coordinated on-the-day release of books to the media. The first -very positive- review appeared within hours of receiving the book
The winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction prize will be announced on Tuesday 4 November, following the shortlist announcement on 9 October.
See the full longlist here.