Her book, an instant Sunday Times bestseller, was one of ten in the field shortlisted for the award – the UK’s most prestigious prize for political writing, named in honour of renowned novelist George Orwell.
It has already been named Blackwell’s best book of the year last year by a panel of Blackwell's booksellers from around the country. And it was also shortlisted for the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award.
The Right to Sex is a groundbreaking exploration of the politics of sex. Across six essays, Amia takes on sexual preference and injustice, pornography in the internet age, #MeToo and due process, professor-student sex, and sex work and the limits of carceral feminism. Searching, trenchant and extraordinarily original, The Right to Sex is a landmark examination of the politics and ethics of sex in this world, animated by the hope of a different one.