Bread and Roses Award
|Bread and Roses Award|
|Presented by||Alliance of Radical Booksellers|
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" – in other words, ideologically left books. The award believes itself to be the UK's only left-wing only book prize. 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. Winning authors receive £1,000. The Bread and Roses Award is sponsored by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers and has no corporate sponsorship.
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."
Winners and shortlists
- 2012 David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years
- Tim Gee, Counterpower: Making Change Happen
- Nadia Idle and Alex Nunns (editors), Tweets from Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution as it Unfolded, in the Words of the People Who Made It
- Owen Jones, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
- Andy Merrifield, Magical Marxism
- Laurie Penny, Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent
- Nicholas Shaxson, Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World
- 2013 Hsiao-Hung Pai, Scattered Sand: The Story of China's Rural Migrants
- 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
- 2014 Joe Glenton, Soldier Box: Why I Won’t Return to the War on Terror
- Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police
- Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup against Salvador Allende, 11 September 1973
- Barry Kushner and Saville Kushner, Who Needs the Cuts?: Myths of the Economic Crisis
- Katharine Quarmby, No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers
- Andrew Simms, Cancel the Apocalypse: The New Path to Prosperity
- Imogen Tyler, Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain
- 2015 Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones, Here We Stand: Women Changing The World
- Ha-Joon Chang, Economics: The User’s Guide
- Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Nawara Mahfoud, Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline
- Tansy E. Hoskins, Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion
- Francesca Martinez, What the **** is Normal?!
- James Meek, Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else
- Lara Pawson, In the Name of the People: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre
- 2016 Jeremy Seabrook, The Song of the Shirt: The High Price of Cheap Garments, from Blackburn to Bangladesh
- Phil Chamberlain and Dave Smith, Blacklisted: The Secret War Between Big Business and Union Activists 
- Kate Evans, Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg
- Mel Evans, Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts
- Rhian E. Jones, Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in the Rebecca Riots
- Katrine Marçal, Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? A Story About Women and Economics
- 2017 Alex Nunns, The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power
- Dawn Foster, Lean Out
- Andrea Needham, The Hammer Blow: How 10 Women Disarmed a War Plane
- Lara Pawson, This is the Place to Be
- See Red Members & Sheila Rowbotham, See Red Women’s Workshop – Feminist Posters 1974-1990
- Jack Shenker, The Egyptians: A Radical Story
- Gary Younge, Another Day in the Death of America
- Bread and Roses Award, official website.
- Alison Flood (6 March 2012). "New prize for radical writing announces shortlist". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- Alliance of Radical Booksellers, official website.
- Counterpower: Making Change Happen, New Internationalist
- Scattered Sand: The Story of China's Rural Migrants, Verso Books
- Lisa Campbell (3 May 2014). "Shortlist for Bread and Roses Award revealed". Bookseller. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- Bread and Roses (2015-05-10). "‘Here We Stand: Women Changing The World’ wins the Bread & Roses Award 2015". breadandrosesprize.wordpress.com. Bread and Roses Award. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
- Bread and Roses (2015-03-11). "The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2015 Shortlist". breadandrosesprize.wordpress.com. The Bread and Roses Award. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
- "‘The Song of the Shirt: The High Price of Cheap Garments, from Blackburn to Bangladesh’ by Jeremy Seabrook wins the Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2016". The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. Bread and Roses Award. May 8, 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2016 Shortlist". The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. Bread and Roses Award. March 21, 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "‘The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power’ by Alex Nunns wins the Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2017". The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. Bread and Roses Award. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
- "The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2017 Shortlist". The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. Bread and Roses Award. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.