Book Prize: 2009 – 2011
The Festival of Ideas Book Prize is awarded annually to the book which presents new, important and challenging ideas, and which is engaging, accessible and rigorously argued. Follow the links below to find out more about the year’s previous awards.
Dan Hind’s The Return of the Public (Verso) beat five other books to secure the £7,500 prize in 2010. Over 100 books were submitted for consideration and you can read the 2011 shortlist, along with more on the winner.
Read more on the Book Prize 2011
More on the winner, reviews of the 2010 shortlisted book, responses from the authors and details of the full longlist. Bristol Festival of Ideas awarded its second annual Book Prize, worth £10,000 to The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
Read more from the Book Prize 2010
The inaugural year of the Bristol Festival of Ideas Book Prize. To find out who won the 2009 Book Prize, and who made the shortlist. Audio and video recordings of the shortlist nominees are also available, along with reviews of the nominated books.
Read more from the Book Prize 2009