The Invention of Miracles shortlisted for British Academy Book Prize

We are delighted that The Invention of Miracles by Katie Booth has been shortlisted for the British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding.

The international prize, in its 10th year, rewards and celebrates the best works of non-fiction that have contributed to public understanding of world cultures. 

The winner of the £25,000 prize will be announced at an award ceremony on Wednesday 26th October. 

For more information, visit the prize website here.

Congratulations to Katie and all the shortlisted authors!

The Invention of Miracles

A revelatory revisionist biography of Alexander Graham Bell — renowned inventor of the telephone and powerful enemy of the deaf community.

When Alexander Graham Bell first unveiled his telephone to the world, it was considered miraculous. But few people know that it was inspired by another supposed miracle: his work teaching the deaf to speak. The son of one deaf woman and husband to another, he was motivated by a desire to empower deaf people by integrating them into the hearing world, but he ended up becoming their most powerful enemy, waging a war against sign language and deaf culture that still…

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