02 May 2012
The winning title, David Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years, was announced yesterday, 1 May ...
The winning title, David Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years, was announced yesterday, 1 May
The £1,000 prize-winner, published by Melville House, was described by judge Nina Power as: 'a book that covers so much material, refers to so many historical periods and geographical spaces, that the reader is dazzled—not only by the easy erudition of the writer but about how much it is possible to learn and with so little pain.'
The inaugural Bread and Roses prize, which is an annual independent award for the best radical book published that year, coincides with the centenary of the 1912 Bread and Roses strike, in which the phrase was used to describe the better pay and human dignity for which the Massachusetts textile workers were striking.