Bread and Roses Award

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 £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 Award
Bread and Roses Award logo.jpg
DateAnnual
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byAlliance of Radical Booksellers
First awarded2012
Websitewww.bread-and-roses.co.uk

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 shortlistsEdit

           Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (joint winner)
  • Kapka Kassabova, Border: A Journey To The Edge Of Europe
  • Heather McDaid (Editor), Laura Jones (Editor), Nasty Women
  • Vickie Cooper, David Whyte (editors), The Violence of Austerity
  • Dave Randall, Sound System: The Political Power of Music

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Bread and Roses Award, official website.
  2. ^ a b c d e Alison Flood (6 March 2012). "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". The Bookseller. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ a b c d e f 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.
  9. ^ "'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.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "'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.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "Joint winners of the Bread & Roses Award 2018 announced". The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. Bread and Roses Award. 3 June 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  14. ^ "Winners of the Bread & Roses Award 2019 announced". The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. Bread and Roses Award. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  15. ^ "'Afropean: Notes from Black Europe' by Johny Pitts Winner of the Bread & Roses Award 2020". The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. Bread and Roses Award. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2020.

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