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THE NEAVE BOOK PRIZE 2019/20 SHORT LIST

The four books chosen by the judges for the Neave Book Prize 2020 Short List are: 

 Incitement: Anwar al-Awlaki’s Western Jihad by Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens

• Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It by Richard Stengel

• Home Grown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men into Terrorists by Joan Smith

• Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists by Audrey Kurth Cronin

 The short list will be judged by Sir David Veness CBE, Michael Bottenheim, Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB CMG, Professor Sir David Omand GCB and Professor Michael Clarke. The winner will be announced at a reception at the Liberal Club, on Tuesday 24th November 2020. 

This is the third Neave Book Prize prize , generously sponsored by Pool Reinsurance Ltd. This year’s prize covers a two year period, from  2018-2020.  The Neave Prize is awarded annually to the work of non-fiction which the Judging Panel considers to have made the most significant, original, relevant, and practically valuable contribution to the understanding of terrorism.  The award commemorates Airey Neave MP who was killed by a car bomb, planted by the Irish National Liberation Army, at the House of Commons car park in 1979.

“The world’s understanding of terrorism is not as good as it should be.  All too often we are faced with threats we have not previously even imagined.  Books like these are essential to our understanding of terrorism and how to defeat it in a fast changing landscape.  The ANT is grateful to Pool Re for their sponsorship, and proud to be able to contribute, through the Book Prize in memory of Airey Neave, to the fostering of learning and discussion of this vital subject.”  - The Rt Hon The Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, Chairman of the Airey Neave Trust

Once again Pool Re is proud to sponsor the Neave Book Prize.  As the insurance industry’s mutual for insuring terrorism risk in Great Britain we remain fully supportive of any initiative which improves the awareness of the ever-changing threat landscape. These short listed books go a long way in helping Pool Re and our Members improve our knowledge of terrorism.”  - Julian Enozi, CEO of Pool Reinsurance Ltd