Neurotribes shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize

Allen & Unwin is delighted to announce that Steve Silberman's NeuroTribes: The legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently has made the shortlist for the £20,000 Samuel Johnson book prize.

In NeuroTribes, Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.

The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is the richest non-fiction prize in the UK, worth £20,000 to the winner. The prize aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of all non-fiction books in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography autobiography and the arts.

The winner will be revealed on 2 November 2015.

Find out more about the Samuel Johnson Prize here