Book Prize 2011

212 213 eligible books were received. They are listed below in alphabetical order by author surname.

This year’s judges are Jim Naughtie (journalist, presenter of BBC Radio 4 Today), Ursula Owen (founder of Virago Press, Free Word Centre) and Will Skidelsky (books editor, The Observer).

Achcar, Gilbert The Arabs and the Holocaust Saqi Books

Addison, Paul No Turning Back Oxford University Press

Ahmed, Nafeez Mosaddeq A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization And How to Save It Pluto Press

Alexander, Chris A Carpet Ride to Khiva Icon Books

Ali, Tariq The Obama Syndrome Verso

Archer, Lawrence and Bawdon, Fiona Ricin! The Inside Story of the Terror Plot That Never Was Pluto Press

Bale, Tim The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameron Polity

Barnie, John Fire Drill Seren Books

Barrow, Judith Pattern of Shadows Honno Press

Beckett, Francis What Did the Baby Boomers Ever Do for Us? Biteback

Ben-Ami, Daniel Ferraris for All The Policy Press

Bhutto, Fatima Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir Jonathan Cape

Bingham, Tom The Rule of Law Allen Lane

Blond, Phillip Red Tory Faber

Bloomfield, Steve Africa United Canongate

Boles, Nick Which Way’s Up? Biteback

Boulton, Adam and Jones, Joey Hung Together Simon and Schuster

Brabazon, James My Friend the Mercenary Canongate

Bradstock, Andrew Radical Religion in Cromwell’s England I. B. Tauris

Brannigan, Tim Where Are You Really From? Blackstaff Press

Brooke, Heather The Silent State Cornerstone

Brown, Gordon Beyond the Crash Simon and Schuster

Bullough, Oliver Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus Penguin

Butcher, Tim Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa’s Fighting Spirit Chatto & Windus

Butterworth, Alex The World That Never Was Bodley Head

Carroll, Charlie On The Edge Monday Books

Chang, Ha-Joon 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Penguin

Clark, Victoria Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes Yale

Collier, Paul The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Nature with Prosperity Penguin

Corfe, Robert The Future of Politics Arena Books

Cornwell, John Newman’s Unquiet Grave Continuum

Crawshaw, Steve and Jackson, John Small Acts of Resistance Union Square

Cronin, David Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation Pluto Press

Curtis, Mark Secret Affairs Serpent’s Tail

Dalrymple, Theodore Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality Gibson Square

Darlow, Michael and Bray, Barbara Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior and his Legacy Quartet Books

Davidson, Martin The Perfect Nazi Viking

De Waal, Edmund The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance Chatto & Windus

Delgado, Mikey Fatboy Life and War with Mikey Fatboy Delgado Laughing Mushroom Press

Dickinson, Robert The Noise of Strangers Myriad Editions

Dorling, Daniel Injustice The Policy Press

Downey, Garbhan The American Envoy Guildhall Press

Dunmore, Helen The Betrayal Fig Tree

Dunne, Catherine Missing Julia Pan Macmillan

Eagleton, Terry On Evil Yale

Ewen, David Chasing Paradise Black and White Publishing

Fairhall, David Cold Front: Conflict Ahead in Arctic Waters I. B. Tauris

Fergusson, James Taliban Bantam Press

Fine, Cordelia Delusions of Gender Icon Books

Fitzgerald, Garret Just Garret – Tales from the Political Front Line Liberties Press

Forna, Aminatta The Memory of Love Bloomsbury

Gainsborough, Martin Vietnam: Rethinking the State Zed Books

Gardiner, Juliet The Thirties: An Intimate History of Britain HarperPress

Gerhardt, Sue The Selfish Society Simon and Schuster

Gilmore, Eamon Leading Lights Liberties Press

Glover, Peter C. And Economides, Michael J. Energy and Climate Wars Continuum

Gowan, Peter A Calculus of Power Verso

Gower Davies, Jon A New Inquisition Civitas

Graham, Stephen Cities Under Siege Verso

Green, Jonathan Murder in the High Himalaya Perseus Books

Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar What if Latin America Ruled the World? Bloomsbury

Guiney, Sue A Clash of Innocents Ward Wood Publishing

Habila, Helon Oil on Water Hamish Hamilton

Haddad, Joumana I Killed Scheherazade Saqi Books

Hall, John A. Ernest Gellner Verso

Halliday, Fred Shocked and Awed I. B. Tauris

Hands, Joss @ is for Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture Pluto Press

Harrison, Fred The Predator Culture Shepheard-Walwyn

Harvey, David The Enigma of Capital Profile

Hatherley, Owen A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain Verso

Hattersley, Roy David Lloyd George Little, Brown

Heaney, Vince Investing in social enterprise: the role of tax incentives CSFI

Henderson, Emma Grace Williams Says It Loud Sceptre

Hewitt, Jeanette Freedom First Peace Later Bluewood Publishing

Hewitt, Rachel Map of a Nation Granta

Hibbert, Katharine Free Ebury Publishing

Higgins, Polly Eradicating Ecocide Shepheard-Walwyn

Hill, Geoff and O’Carroll, Colin Oz: Around Australia on a Triumph Blackstaff Press

Hiller, Mischa Sabra Zoo Telegram Books

Hind, Dan The Return of the Public Verso

Hiro, Dilip After Empire Perseus Books

Hitchens, Christopher Hitch-22 Atlantic Books

Hitchens, Peter The Rage Against God Continuum

Hooley, Terri and Sullivan, Richard Hooleygan: Music, Mayhem, Good Vibrations Blackstaff Press

Hunter, Hugh Our Man in Orlando Monday Books

Hurd, Douglas (with Young, Edward) Choose Your Weapons Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Hyman, Gavin A Short History of Atheism I. B. Tauris

Jones, Brian Failing Intelligence Biteback

Judt, Tony The Memory Chalet Cornerstone

Kaldor, Mary and Beebe, Shannon The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon Perseus Books

Kaletsky, Anatole Capitalism 4.0 Bloomsbury

Kavanagh, Dennis and Cowley, Philip The British General Election of 2010 Palgrave Macmillan

Kelly, Matthew Finding Poland: From Tavistock to Hruzdowa and Back Again Jonathan Cape

Kemp, Jonathan London Triptych Myriad Editions

Kinealy, Christine War and Peace: Ireland Since the 1960s Reaktion Books

Lanchester, John Whoops! Why everyone owes everyone else and no one can pay Penguin

Large, Sir Andrew Systemic Policy and Financial Stability: A Framework for Delivery CSFI

Larkin, Emma Everything is Broken Granta

Laws, David 22 Days in May Biteback

Law-Yone, Wendy The Road to Wanting Chatto & Windus

Lefley, Paul Nostalgia for the Future YouWriteOn.com

Legrain, Philippe Aftershock Little, Brown

Lelic, Simon Rupture Picador

Levy, Andrea The Long Song Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Headline

Llewellyn, Tim Spirit of the Phoenix I. B. Tauris

Llorente, Renzo Beyond the Pale Vagabond Voices

Maiolo, Joe Cry Havoc: The Arms Race and the Second World War John Murray

Malik, Shiv and Howker, Ed Jilted Generation Icon Books

Malik, Zaiba We Are a Muslim, Please Cornerstone

Mallaby, Sebastian More Money Than God Bloomsbury

Malone, David (and Tanner, Mark, ed.) The Debt Generation Level Press

Malone, Martin The Only Glow of the Day New Island

Mandelson, Peter The Third Man HarperPress

Marlowe, Lara The Things I’ve Seen Liberties Press

Massie, Allan KLAUS and Other Stories Vagabond Voices

Masson, Ursula For Women, For Wales and For Liberalism University of Wales Press

Matar, Dina What it Means to Be Palestinian I. B. Tauris

Mattinson, Deborah Talking to a Brick Wall Biteback

McCarthy, Anna The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in 1950s America The New Press

McCullin, Don Shaped by War Jonathan Cape

McEwan, Ian Solar Jonathan Cape

McGill, Bernie The Butterfly Cabinet Headline

McGregor, Jon Even The Dogs Bloomsbury

McGregor, Richard The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers Penguin

McKibbin, Ross Parties and People Oxford University Press

McSmith, Andy No Such Thing as Society: A History of Britain in the 1980s Constable & Robinson

Miles, Jonathan The Nine Lives of Otto Katz Bantam Press

Miller, Mitchell; Rodger, Johnny; and Dudley Edwards, Owen Tartan Pimps: Gordon Brown, Margaret Thatcher and the New Scotland Argyll Publishing

Milton-Edwards, Beverley and Farrell, Stephen Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement Polity

Mohamed, Nadifa Black Mamba Boy Farrar, Straus and Giroux/HarperCollins

Montford, Andrew The Hockey Stick Illusion Stacey International

Moorcraft, Paul Inside the Danger Zones Biteback

Moore, Cerwyn Contemporary Violence Manchester University Press

Moqadam, Afsaneh Death to the Dictator! Bodley Head

Moreton, Cole Is God Still an Englishman? Little, Brown

Morris, Ian Why the West Rules for Now Profile

Morris, Peter Private equity, public loss? CSFI

Mullin, Chris Decline and Fall Profile

Ness, Patrick Monsters of Men Walker Books

O’Toole, Fintan Enough is Enough Faber

Pappe, Ilan The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty Saqi Books

Pargeter, Alison The Muslim Brotherhood Saqi Books

Paris, Philip Orkney’s Italian Chapel Black and White Publishing

Paskal, Cleo Global Warring Palgrave Macmillan

Pearce, Fred Peoplequake Eden Project Books

Peirce, Gareth Dispatches from the Dark Side Verso

Phillips, Adam On Balance Hamish Hamilton

Phillips, Cally Brand Loyalty HoAmPresst Publishing

Pintak, Lawrence The New Arab Journalist I. B. Tauris

Plesch, Dan America, Hitler and the UN I. B. Tauris

Polonsky, Rachel Molotov’s Magic Lantern Faber

Powell, Jonathan The New Machiavelli Bodley Head

Price, Lance Where Power Lies Simon and Schuster

Pullman, Philip The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ Canongate

Rachman, Gideon Zero-Sum World: Politics, Power and Prosperity After the Crash Atlantic Books

Radice, Giles Trio: Inside the Blair, Brown, Mandelson Project I. B. Tauris

Rawnsley, Andrew The End of the Party Viking

Richards, Paul Labour’s Revival Biteback

Richards, Steve Whatever It Takes: The Real Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour Fourth Estate

Ridley, Matt The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Fourth Estate

Roberts, Ian and Edwards, Phil The Energy Glut Zed Books

Robertson, Geoffrey The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Penguin

Robertson, James And the Land Lay Still Hamish Hamilton

Robinson, Piers; Goddard, Peter; Parry, Katy; Murray, Craig; with Taylor, Philip M. Pockets of Resistance Manchester University Press

Rodden, John Dialectics, Dogmas, and Dissent Penn State Press

Rogers, Douglas The Last Resort Short Books

Ross, David S. The Killing Time: Fanaticism, Liberty and the Birth of Britain Luath Press

Rowbotham, Sheila Dreamers of a New Day Verso

Sandbrook, Dominic State of Emergency – The Way We Were: Britain 1970-74 Allen Lane

Saunders, Doug Arrival City Cornerstone

Sayle, Alexei Stalin Ate My Homework Sceptre

Schaefer, Max Children of the Sun Granta

Seldon, Antony and Lodge, Guy Brown at 10 Biteback

Seymour, Richard The Meaning of David Cameron Zero Books

Shehadeh, Raja A Rift in Time Profile

Shepherd, Bob The Infidel Simon and Schuster

Shevchenko, A. K. Bequest Headline

Shriver, Lionel So Much for That HarperCollins

Siggins, Lorna Once Upon a Time in the West Transworld

Simpson, James Under the Hammer Oxford University Press

Simpson, John Unreliable Sources Pan Macmillan

Singh, Asheem The Venture Society: Fuelling Aspiration, Independence and Growth Through Grass-Roots Social Entrepreneurship Respublica

Sixsmith, Martin Putin’s Oil Continuum

Smith, Nigel Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon Yale

Snyder, Timothy Bloodlands Bodley Head

Spufford, Francis Red Plenty Faber

Sreberny, Annabelle and Khiabany, Gholam Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran I. B. Tauris

Stewart, John Prime Minister: A Novel Shepheard-Walwyn

Swift, Daniel Bomber County Hamish Hamilton/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Tawil, Camille Brothers in Arms Saqi Books

Thirsk, Simon Not Quite White Gomer Press

Thomas-Symonds, Nicklaus Attlee: A Life in Politics I. B. Tauris

Thorpe, D. R. Supermac: The Life of Harold MacMillan Chatto & Windus

Tobin, Betsy Crimson China Short Books

Toje, Asle The European Union as a Small Power Palgrave Macmillan

Torrance, David Salmond: Against the Odds Birlinn

Toscano, Alberto Fanaticism Verso

Toye, Richard Churchill’s Empire Pan Macmillan

Treasure, Joe Besotted Picador

Turner, Alwyn Rejoice! Rejoice! Aurum Press

Urban, Mark Task Force Black Little, Brown

Vulliamy, Ed Amexica Bodley Head

Walter, Natasha Living Dolls Little, Brown

Watt, Peter Inside Out Biteback

Wightman, Andy The Poor Had No Lawyers Birlinn

Willetts, David The Pinch: How the Baby Boomers Took Their Children’s Future – and Why They Should Give it Back Atlantic Books

Wilson, Edward The Darkling Spy Arcadia Books

Wilson, Rob 5 Days to Power Biteback

Wright, Patrick Passport to Peking Oxford University Press

Young, Rob Electric Eden Faber

Younge, Gary Who Are We – And Should it Matter in the 21st Century Viking

Ziegler, Philip Edward Heath: The Authorised Biography HarperPress

Zubaida, Sami Beyond Islam I. B. Tauris