The winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson prize for non- fiction has been announced.
Mao’s Great Famine, by Dutch historian Frank Dikotter, beat five other short-listed titles to the award.
He wins 20 thousand pounds.
A biography about the artist Caravaggio and the story how Bismarck created modern Germany are among those in the running.
Four other books will compete for the 20 thousand pound prize and the winner will be announced early next month.
It’s a hat-trick of wins for Michael Morpurgo.
His novel Shadow has won this year’s Red House children’s book award.
He’s become the only author to win the prize three times in the awards history.
The book tells the story of boy who is befriended by an army sniffer dog in Afghanistan.