Bread and Roses Award

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Bread and Roses Award
Bread and Roses Award logo.jpg
Date Annual
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Alliance of Radical Booksellers
First awarded 2012
Official website http://www.bread-and-roses.co.uk/

The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing is a British literary award presented for the best radical book published each year, with radical book defined as one that is "informed by socialist, anarchist, environmental, feminist and anti-racist concerns"[1] – in other words, ideologically left books.[2] The award believes itself to be the UK's only left-wing only book prize.[2] Books must be written, or largely written by authors or editors normally living in the UK, or international books available for purchase in the UK.[1] Winning authors receive GB£1,000.[1] The Bread and Roses Award is sponsored by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers and has no corporate sponsorship.[2][3]

Bread and Roses is a phrase from the Bread and Roses strike of 1912 among textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts. In a song – Bread and Roses – commemorating the event, the strikers supposedly struck "for bread, and for roses too."

The inaugural prize was announced 1 May 2012, on International Workers Day, at the Bread and Roses pub in Clapham, London.[2]

Winners and shortlists[edit]

  • 2013 Blue ribbon Hsiao-Hung Pai, Scattered Sand: The Story of China's Rural Migrants[5]
    • Federico Campagna and Emanuele Campiglio (editors), What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto
    • Danny Dorling, No-Nonsense Guide to Equality
    • Donny Gluckstein, A People's History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire
    • Eveline Lubbers, Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark: Corporate and Police Spying on Activists
    • Paul Mason, Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions
    • Daniel Poyner (editor), Autonomy: The cover designs of Anarchy 1961–1970
    • Dan Swain, Alienation: An Introduction to Marx’s Theory

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bread and Roses Award, official website.
  2. ^ a b c d e Alison Flood (6 March 20). "New prize for radical writing announces shortlist". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Alliance of Radical Booksellers, official website.
  4. ^ Counterpower: Making Change Happen, New Internationalist
  5. ^ Scattered Sand: The Story of China's Rural Migrants, Verso Books
  6. ^ Lisa Campbell (3 May 2014). "Shortlist for Bread and Roses Award revealed". Bookseller. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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