Everything But The Girl star Ben Watt is among the nominees for a prestigious literature award after turning his hand to writing.

The musician's book Romany and Tom's Story has been included on the longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction, Britain's top honour for real life writing. The book is a memoir of his parents.

Watt previously released his own autobiography, Patient, in 1996.

The winner of the award will be announced on 4 November (14).