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Reni Eddo-Lodge - 

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

(Bloomsbury Circus)

Reni Eddo-Lodge is an award winning journalist, author, and podcaster. Her debut non-fiction book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, was published in June 2017, was a Sunday Times bestseller, won the 2018 Jhalak Prize, the 2018 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing, and a 2018 British Book Award for Narrative Non Fiction.  A 2018 public poll by Academic Book Week named Why I’mthe most influential book written by a woman. The book also earned a spot on many prestigious award longlists and shortlists, including the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, the Specsavers National Book Award, and the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards. 
Her podcast, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge, premiered in March 2018 and was chosen as one of the best podcasts of 2018 by Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Harper’s Bazaar UK, The Guardian, British GQ and Wired UK .

Short list

Long list

  • John Agard, Come All You Little Persons (Faber)

  • Nadeem Aslam, The Golden Legend (Faber)

  • Jeffrey Boakye, Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime (Influx Press)

  • Sita Brahmachari, Worry Angels (Barrington Stoke)

  • Kayo Chongonyi, Kumakanda (Chatto & Windus)

  • Yrsa Daley-Ward, Bone (Penguin)

  • Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I ‘m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Bloomsbury Circus)

  • Xialou Guo, Once Upon a Time in the East (Chatto & Windus)

  • Meena Kandasamy, When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife (Atlantic Books)

  • Kiran Millwood Hargrave, The Island at the End of Everything (Chicken House)

  • Leone Ross, Come Let Us Sing Anyway (Peepal Tree Press)

  • Preti Taneja, We That Are Young

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