Book could win debate prize

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A SHEFFIELD academic’s book is in the running for a top award.

Professor Matt Flinders, a political author who also teaches at the University of Sheffield, will join heavyweights from the corridors of power, world renowned journalists and scores of critics after being shortlisted.

His book Defending Politics is one of ten books in the finals of the Polemic of the Year Award for most important case of debate at The Paddy Power and Total Politics Political Book Awards. The award will be presented in February with the winner chosen as the author of the book which is “deemed to have presented the most thorough and complete ground-breaking argument.”