The Coalition Book, SelfMadeHero’s collection of Martin Rowson’s finest cartoons from the era of Cameron and Clegg, last night scooped the prize for the Best Humour and Satire Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards.
The award was judged by Andrew Pierce, Shelagh Fogarty, Peter Brookes, Katy Guest and Hugo Rifkind, with competition including John Crace’s I Never Promised You A Rose Garden and Tim Benson’s collection of 2014’s best political cartoons.
Fittingly, it was the French Ambassador who appeared onstage to present the award, and in a gesture of solidarity with his colleagues across the channel, Martin Rowson delivered an acceptance speech filled with biting satirical humour – entirely in French. Needless to say, if there were an award for the best on-stage moment, he’d be a shoe-in.
The Coalition Book is available now from all good book shops!