Congratulations to Tim Gee, whose recent title Counterpower: Making Change Happen has been shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Prize for Radical Publishing.
This new prize aims to raise the profile of radical publishing by recognizing titles which 'inspire, support or report on political and/or personal change'. The topicality of these titles can range from feminism, to environmental issues to socialist/political theories but must be written by UK-based authors.
Other shortlisted titles for the 2012 prize include Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent (Pluto Press) written by Laurie Penny, regular columnist at the New Statesman and Owen Jones's best-seller Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class (Verso). You can find the full 2012 shortlist here. The winner is set to be announced 1 May in Clapham, London.
With such high-quality and thought-provoking titles being submitted in the prize's first year, we hope that The Bread and Roses Prize gets the recognition that it deserves.