Lord Hurd on Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction shortlist for Benjamin Disraeli biography


Former Foreign Secretary Lord Hurd has been shortlisted for a prestigious book prize for his biography of former Conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

The book, co-written with David Cameron’s former speechwriter Edward Young, is one of 18 titles on the longlist for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

His fellow Tory MP, Jesse Norman, is also in the running for his work on the life of political philosopher Edmund Burke.

The judges, including academic Mary Beard and historian Peter Hennessy, will decide the winner of the £20,000 prize before a ceremony on November 4.