Autism book nominated for Samuel Johnson Prize

neurotribesLondon — Steve Silberman’s “Neurotribes”, a book that explores autism, has been nominated for a Samuel Johnson Prize.  Autism Daily Newscast book review can be read here.

The Samuel Johnson Prize is the leading literary award-giving body in the U.K. It recognizes non-fiction books written in the English language, and has been named after essayist and lexicographer Samuel Johnson of the 18th century.

Samuel Johnson Prize winners are awarded £20,000 or $31,000.

Aside from “Neurotribes”, other nominees include Laurence Scott’s “The Four-Dimensional Human”— a book that takes a look at humanity in the cyber era; “This Divided Island,” Indian writer Samanth Subramanian’s take on the civil war in Sri Lanka; “Ted Hughes: The Unauthorized Life,” a biography about a poet written by Jonathan Bate; “Landmarks,” by Robert Macfarlane, which explores nature; and “The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq,” a memoir by Emma Sky about the war in Iraq— also made it as a finalist.

Source: TimesUnion Books on autism, technology up for Samuel Johnson Prize