Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2020: call for entries

News - Prizes Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Judges are Rupert Christiansen, Selina Hastings, Alexander Masters

Opera critic and author Rupert Christiansen, biographer Selina Hastings, and biographer Alexander Masters are to judge the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2020. The prize is administered by the Biographers' Club. Masters is the most recent recipient of the club's Exceptional Contribution to Biography Award.

The club is calling for entries to the prize. Books must be first published in the UK and have a publication date between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 (proofs are acceptable). Four copies of each book should be submitted no later than 31 October by post (not courier) to Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize, c/o Jane Mays, 21 Marsden Street, London NW5 3HE.

The prize will be awarded at a party in March 2021. The 2019 prize went to Jonathan Phillips for The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin (Bodley Head).

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