The Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography
The Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography was established in 2003 in affectionate memory of Elizabeth Longford, the acclaimed biographer, and is sponsored by Flora Fraser and Peter Soros.
This £5,000 prize is awarded annually for a historical biography published in the preceding year, and is presented by Lady Antonia Fraser. No unsolicited submissions are accepted.
About Elizabeth Longford
Elizabeth Longford (1906-2002) was born Elizabeth Harman. She married Frank Pakenham, later Earl of Longford, in 1931. For some years a writer for the Daily Express and the Sunday Times, she was also a biographer and historian and continued to write well into her nineties. Her many publications include Victoria, which appeared in 1964, a two-volume biography of Wellington, Churchill, The Queen Mother: A biography, Elizabeth R, and Royal Throne: The Future of the Monarchy, which was published in 1993.
The 2013 Prize
The 2013 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography will be awarded to Anne Somerset for Queen Anne (Harper Press).
The £5,000 Prize will be introduced by Professor Roy Foster and presented by Flora Fraser on Thursday 13 June, at the Society of Authors’ annual awards party.
The 2012 Prize
Frances Wilson received £5,000 for How to Survive the Titanic or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay (Bloomsbury).
Judges: Roy Foster, Lady Antonia Fraser DBE, Flora Fraser, David Gilmour, Munro Price.
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