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

The 2018 shortlist comprises books by Bart van Es, Michelle Mendelssohn, Roland Philipps, Fiona Sampson and Tara Westover. For further information, go here.

The 2018 Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize will be announced at a ceremony at Maggs Bros, Bedford Square on Tuesday 26 February.