How to enter the Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize:

The £2,000 Tony Lothian Prize (sponsored by her daughter, Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch) is for an uncommissioned proposal by a first-time biographer.

Proposals of no more than 20 pages (unbound), including synopsis, 10-page sample chapter (double-spaced, numbered pages), CV and note on the market for the book and competing literature, to: Ariane Bankes, email or by post to: E6 Albany, Piccadilly, London W1J 0AR. Enquiries: 07985 920341.

Deadline: 30 August 2019.

Entry fee: £15 (cheques payable to the Biographers’ Club). For mandatory entry form, see below.

This year’s judges: Alex Clark is a journalist and broadcaster who writes for the Guardian and the Observer, and is the Artistic Director for Words and Literature at the Bath Festival; Lindsay Duguid is a former editor at the TLS and a judge of the Duff Cooper Prize; Catharine Morris has worked at the TLS since 2008 in the fields of biography, memoir, travel, bibliography and language. From 2004–08 she worked in the obituaries department of The Times.

[Only the shortlisted entrants will be contacted]

You can apply by downloading and printing out the Prize Entry Form below (sign and send by post to the Prize Administrator at the above address). Entry fee £15, cheques payable to the Biographers’ Club, or by bank transfer (email for our bank details).

microsoft_word Tony Lothian Entry Form 2019 (Word)

If you are a UK taxpayer, could you please fill in the Gift Aid form:

Gift Aid Declaration Form



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