Thursday, October 04, 2012 7:02 pm
Books on India, Everest up for nonfiction prize
The Associated Press
Katherine Boo's "Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum," Wade Davis' "Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest" and Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels Of Our Nature: A History Of Violence and Humanity" are shortlisted for the 20,000 pound ($32,000) prize.
The other finalists announced Friday are Robert Macfarlane's travelogue "The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot;" Sue Prideaux's theatrical biography "Strindberg: A Life;" and Paul Preston's civil war study "The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain."
The winner will be announced Nov. 12.