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The overall political book of the year will be awarded, from the list below, in a ceremony in London on 28 January hosted by impressionist Rory Bremner. Last year’s winner was Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography by Charles Moore.

Other categories will include political fiction of the year, political history book of the year and political biography of the year. There is also an award for political humour and satire book of the year which will be particularly poignant in light of the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris this month.

Political Book of the Year 2015: Shortlist

Parliament: The Biography by Chris Bryant (Doubleday)

Margot at War by Anne de Courcy (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain by Robert Ford & Matthew Goodwin (Routledge)

Please, Mister Postman by Alan Johnson (Bantam Press)

The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding (Guardian Faber)

Smile for the Camera: The Double Life of Cyril Smith by Simon Danczuk & Matthew Baker (Biteback Publishing)

Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts (Allen Lane)

Recent editions of our Greener Future newsletter have included reviews of Naomi Klein’s book: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, and also Francesca Martinez’s What the **** is Normal?  We would like to share more recommendations of books and also films, comedy, theatre and gigs amongst the community of Sheffield and Rotherham Green Party Members and Supporters.

So if you could write a 200 to 400 word review of one of the winning political books or another work which you have found inspiring, for a future newsletter edition we would love to hear from you at

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