The Bread and Roses Award is a book prize with a difference: presented by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, and without the backing of corporate sponsors, the award seeks to recognise and celebrate excellence in the field of radical political non-fiction.
The 2020 award ceremony will be virtually hosted by Five Leaves Bookshop, starting at 7 pm, Wednesday 23 September on Facebook.
Taking part in the ceremony and introducing their books will be shortlisted authors: Becky Alexis-Martin – Disarming Doomsday, Priyamvada Gopal – Insurgent Empire, Ruth Kinna – The Government of No One, Johny Pitts – Afropean, Frances Ryan – Crippled (represented by senior editor at Verso Leo Hollis) and Kate Charlesworth – Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide.
‘Hugely visually inventive, sometimes tragic, often hilarious. Finishing it, I felt bereft.’ Swithun Cooper, British Council Literature
Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide is a stunning, personal, graphic memoir and a milestone itself in LGBTQI+ history. It has received many accolades since publication, awarded best graphic nonfiction by the Broken Frontier Awards 2019, longlisted for the Portico Prize in 2019 and shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020.