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Daily Archives: 21st November 2014

The Exceptional Contribution to Biography Award

The Exceptional Contribution to Biography Award awards those who have excelled in the sphere of biography over a lifetime of writing and research, and who have brought new life, breadth and focus to the genre.

Hermione Lee receives Exceptional Contribution to Biography Award 2018

The Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize

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.