Now in their second year, the awards celebrate excellence across all areas of political publishing. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb and Perilous Question by Lady Antonia Fraser, both published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, are on the shortlist for Political Book of the Year. The New Middle East by Paul Danahar, published by Bloomsbury, has been shortlisted for Debut Political Book of the Year.
Iain Dale, founder of the awards, said: 'Following a hugely successful inaugural year, this year’s Paddy Power Political Book Awards are better than ever. Once again, the calibre of the shortlisted authors is outstanding, offering an inspiring reminder of the breadth of talent on show in political writing.'
The Political Book Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, 19 March at the BFI IMAX cinema.