New abridged and illustrated Prisoners of Geography shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2019!

November 12, 2019

Congratulations to the brilliant Tim Marshall and illustrators Grace Easton and Jessica Smith on Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps being shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2019!

Waterstones say: “Tim Marshall’s Prisoners of Geography has helped millions of readers to understand the complexities and contradictions of geopolitics. Now, Sky News’ erstwhile foreign correspondent brings the clarity and accessibility of his approach to a younger generation. Through a dozen regional maps, vividly composed by Grace Easton and Jessica Smith, Marshall offers concise and illuminating commentary on how the vagaries of geography shape animosity and conflict between nations. Covering everything from the locations of national landmarks to the uneven spread of natural resources, Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Maps provides fascinating answers to the most frequently asked questions in today’s global politics..”

Since it was first introduced in 2012, Waterstones Book of the Year has become an institution, recognised by readers as a highlight of the calendar and a benchmark of true literary excellence. The winner will be chosen by a Waterstones panel, headed by Waterstones Managing Director James Daunt, and the final decision will be announced on Friday 29 November.

Available from your local Waterstones – get your copy today!