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NS's Daniel Trilling shortlisted for Total Politics Political Book Awards

"Bloody Nasty People" shortlisted in the debut political book of the year category.

Bloody Nasty People, by New Statesman assistant editor Daniel Trilling, has been nominated for the Total Politics Political Book Awards.

He's nominated in the "debut political book of the year" category, which carries a prize of £3,000. He's up against:

Cruel Britannia by Ian Cobain (Portobello Books)

Everybody Matters by Mary Robinson (Hodder & Stoughton)

Half A Wife by Gaby Hinsliff (Chatto & Windus)

Live From Downing Street by Nick Robinson (Bantam Press)

Revolution 2.0 by Wael Ghonim (Fourth Estate)

The Young Atheist’s Handbook by Alom Shaha (Biteback)

Reviewing Bloody Nasty People for the New Statesman earlier this year, Labour MP Jon Cruddas wrote:

This is a cracking book that respectfully weaves together testimonies and stories – of people and places – with national political formations, examining them alongside the deeper economic and cultural questions posed by globalisation. Especially strong is the analysis of the cross-currents at play in the 1993 Isle of Dogs council by-election victory of Derek Beackon.... Despite our post-Olympic glow, Trilling’s book is a useful reminder of our Balkanised political landscape.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 6 February 2013 - readers, please keep your fingers crossed for Daniel.


Caroline Crampton is head of podcasts at the New Statesman.