Into the Silence – Samuel Johnson Prize Winner 2012

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest, Wade Davis, The Bodley Head, 2011

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Congratulations to Wade Davis for winning this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize (the most prestigious non-fiction prize awarded in the UK) for his book Into the Silence : The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest.

Chair of the judges, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, commented:

‘We are thrilled to present Wade Davis with the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2012 for his momentous book Into the Silence.

‘This fascinating historical narrative of a great adventure manages to shed new light on events and stories we thought we already knew. It’s an exciting story of human endeavour imbued with deep historical significance. Wade’s scrupulous use of sources and attention to detail, combined with his storytelling skills and ability to enters into the minds of the people he is writing about, make this a thoroughly enlightening and enjoyable book.

‘This year’s shortlist was very strong, making Wade’s win all the more significant.’

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