2018 Book prize long list

Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra

Published by: Allen Lane

How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world – from American ‘shooters’ and ISIS to Trump? Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century, before leading us to the present.