The 2024 Non-Fiction Shortlist


Thunderclap: a memoir of art and life & sudden death

Laura Cumming


A kaleidoscopic memoir connecting Laura Cumming’s life as an art critic with the vivid world of her father’s paintings and those of the Dutch Golden Age.

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Doppelganger: A trip into the Mirror World

Naomi Klein


Braiding together elements of tragicomic memoir, chilling political reportage, and piercing cultural analysis, Klein dives deep into what she calls the Mirror World – our destabilised present, rife with doubles and confusion.

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A Thread of Violence

Mark O’Connell


What does it mean to write about a killer? A tale of a notorious double-murder, a political scandal, and a writer who found himself entangled in this strange, true story.

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