In this special extra edition of Baggini’s Philosophy Monthly, I’m chairing a discussion between five shortlisted authors for the 2009 Bristol Festival of Ideas book prize. This £10,000 prize is for the best book of ideas published in Britain in 2008. Taking part are Nick Davies (Flat Earth News), Misha Glenny (McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime), Richard Holmes (The Age of Wonder), Mark Leonard (What Does China Think?) and Sara Maitland (A Book of Silence). Also shortlisted was Susan Faludi (The Terror Dream). More information on the prize and the books is here.
The discussion was recorded live at the award ceremony at the Arnolfini Centre, Bristol.
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