The Slightly Foxed First Best Biography Prize 2016 shortlist has been announced! This is the third year of the literary quarterly and independent publisher Slightly Foxed’s sponsorship for the award now known as the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize, with a winner’s award of £3,500.

The shortlisted titles are:

David Aaronovitch Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists (Jonathan Cape)
David Hare The Blue Touch Paper (Faber)
Hisham Matar The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between (Viking)
Juliet Nicolson A House Full of Daughters (Chatto & Windus)
Philippe Sands East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

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This year’s judges are: Richard Davenport-Hines, prolific biographer, most recently of John Maynard Keynes; Flora Fraser, historical biographer whose most recent book is George and Martha Washington: A Revolutionary Marriage; Ysenda Maxtone Graham, author of The Real Mrs Miniver, Mr Tibbit’s Catholic School and the forthcoming Terms & Conditions.

For more information on the prize, visit the prize homepage.