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Naomi Klein shortlisted for Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction

Naomi Klein has been shortlisted for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Non-fiction.

The £30,000 ($50,900 CAD) award was established by the Women’s Prize Trust in 2023 to honour exceptional nonfiction written by women. Books written by women and published in the U.K. are eligible.

A shortlist of six titles was announced on March 27, chosen from a 16-book longlist announced in February. Klein’s Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World (Knopf Canada/Penguin Books in the U.K.) is joined on the shortlist by Laura Cumming’s Thunderclap: A Memoir of Art and Life and Sudden Death, Noreen Masud’s A Flat Place, Tiya Miles’s All That She Carried, Madhumita Murgia’s Code Dependent: Living in the Shadow of AI, and Safiya Sinclair’s How to Say Babylon: A Jamaican Memoir.

In announcing the shortlist, jury chair and professor Suzannah Lipscomb said the six selected titles “are characterized by the brilliance and beauty of their writing and which each offer a unique, original perspective. The readers of these books will never see the world – be it through art, history, landscape, politics, religion or technology – the same again.”

The winner will be announced on June 13.