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Supporting, promoting and connecting biographers at all levels, from the novice enthusiast to the published professional. Club History

Titles by Anita Anand, Michael Bundock, Alan Cumming, Lyndsey Jenkins, and Sarah Knights are in contention for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2015 (£3,500).

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Prize Dinner, Wednesday 4 November.

Lifetime Services to Biography winner: John Julius Norwich

Join us for our annual Prize Dinner, when we will announce the winners of the Slightly Foxed First Biography Prize (£3,500) and the Tony Lothian Prize (£2,000, for a proposal for a first biography), and when John Julius Norwich will receive the Lifetime Services to Biography Prize.

Venue: the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE. 4 November, 6.30pm for 7pm.

Further details, including information on how to book, to follow.

Author, publicist and Biographers’ Club member Emma Donnan and colleague Katy Weitz have set up Press My Book, offering one-day training courses on publicity and marketing for authors and small publishers.

The Press My Book website includes testimonials from agent Andrew Lownie (“Not only are [Donnan and Weitz] excellent writers and journalists and very hardworking but they both have extensive media contacts and an ability to think laterally and imaginatively”) and author Annabelle Forest (“The Press My Book team really know what they are doing  and they are generous with their knowledge, offering really practical, helpful advice to steer your book in the right direction”).

The first courses take place in central London on 4 September and 7 November, and cost £99. But Press My Book is offering discounts for Club members: half price for bookings before 31 July, and a 20% discount thereafter.

Further details at http://www.pressmybook.com/.

summer_leapmans_staceyThe Club held its summer party on the warmest night of the year in the lovely surroundings of Clementi House in Kensington. more

The Club is very sad to report the death of Carole Seymour-Jones, a longstanding member. more

fortunes_of_francis_barberMichael Bundock, winner of the Tony Lothian Prize in 2008 with his proposal for In Search of Francis Barber, has just seen publication of the book (as The Fortunes of Francis Barber) by Yale. Bundock “imaginatively recreates the textures of life in 18th-century England and shows an admirable determination to question received wisdom”, wrote Henry Hitchings in the Guardian. See the full review here.