Tony Lothian Prize 2019 – call for entries

We are looking for submissions for the Tony Lothian Prize 2019, for the best proposal for a first biography. The deadline is 30 August 2019, and our judges this year are Alex Clark, Lindsay Duguid and Catharine Morris. The Tony Lothian Prize, run by the Biographers’ Club, is sponsored by the Duchess of Buccleuch in memory of her mother, Antonella, Marchioness of Lothian, OBE (1922-2007). Past winners have been successful in finding agents and publishers – just this year, Cape is to publish Noble Savages by Sarah Watling (2016 winner, out in June – further details here); and O’Mara is to publish John Woolf’s The Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age (2017 winner; out in May).