Samuel Johnson Prize

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Samuel Johnson Prize er en litteraturpris for sakprosa. Den ble innstiftet i 1999 gjennom en anonym donasjon, og administreres av BBC. Hver vinner mottar 30 000 britiske pund og hver finalist 2 500 britiske pund. Prisen er oppkalt etter Samuel Johnson.

Tidligere vinnere[rediger | rediger kilde]

2012[rediger | rediger kilde]

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  • Wade Davis for Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest

Nominerte[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • Katherine Boo for Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum
  • Robert Macfarlane for The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
  • Steven Pinker for The Better Angels of our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity
  • Paul Preston for The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain
  • Sue Prideaux for Strindberg: A Life

2011[rediger | rediger kilde]

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  • Frank Dikötter for Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962

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2010[rediger | rediger kilde]

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  • Alex Bellos for Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics
  • Luke Jennings for Blood Knots: On Fathers, Friendship and Fishing
  • Andrew Ross Sorkin for Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves
  • Jenny Uglow for A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration
  • Richard Wrangham for Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

2009[rediger | rediger kilde]

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  • Liaquat Ahamed for Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
  • Ben Goldacre for Bad Science
  • David Grann for The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
  • Richard Holmes for The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
  • Manjit Kumar for Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

2008[rediger | rediger kilde]

Vinner[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • Kate Summerscale for The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Or The Murder at Road Hill House

Nominerte[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • Tim Butcher for Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart
  • Mark Cocker for Crow Country
  • Orlando Figes for The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
  • Patrick French for The World Is What It Is: The Authorised Biography of VS Naipaul'
  • Alex Ross for The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century


2007[rediger | rediger kilde]

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  • Ian Buruma for Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance
  • Peter Hennessey for Having it so Good: Britain in the Fifties
  • Georgina Howell for Daughter of the Desert: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell
  • Dominic Streatfeild for Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control
  • Adrian Tinniswood for The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England

2006[rediger | rediger kilde]

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2005[rediger | rediger kilde]

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  • Jonathan Coe for Like A Fiery Elephant: The Story of BS Johnson

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2004[rediger | rediger kilde]

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2003[rediger | rediger kilde]

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2002[rediger | rediger kilde]

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2001[rediger | rediger kilde]

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2000[rediger | rediger kilde]

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1999[rediger | rediger kilde]

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