Jonathan Bate is shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize

November 19, 2015


“Ted Hughes said that the only capital he had for his work as an author was his own life. His published writings might be described as the authorised version of the story…”

We’re absolutely delighted that the brilliant Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Sir Jonathan Bate was shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize. This book has been one of the most talked about books of the autumn and there are still a limited number of signed copies of this title available to order. If you’d like more information on the book to discuss with customers, take a look at the video below, in which Jonathan discusses Ted Hughes’ life and the process of writing his biography. If you’d like to use this video to promote the title to your customers either on social media or via email, just follow the embedding instructions on the Youtube page.


Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life

by Jonathan Bate

Published 8th October 2015 | William Collins

Hardback | 978-0-00-811822-8 | RRP £30.00

To order signed copies, please contact your regional sales representative or email to enquire further.



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