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Samuel Johnson Prize won by Lucy Hughes-Hallett's The Pike

4 November 2013 Last updated at 22:09 GMT

Author Lucy Hughes-Hallett has won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for her biography of philandering Italian poet and politician Gabriele D'Annunzio.

The Pike tells the life story of D'Annunzio, an Italian artist and womaniser who became a national hero and radical right-wing revolutionary.

She was announced as the winner in a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.

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