The Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize awards £2,500 to the judges’ choice for the best first biography published each year. 2018 was the fifth year of sponsorship of the Prize by literary quarterly Slightly Foxed. For further information, go to the Slightly Foxed website.

Bart van Es (The Cut Out Girl, Fig Tree) won the 2018 Slightly Foxed Best First Biography prize, announced at a ceremony at Maggs Bros, Bedford Square (see report here).  Also on the shortlist were books by Michele Mendelssohn, Roland Philipps, Fiona Sampson and Tara Westover.