The Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize 2013

Applicants should submit a proposal of no more than 20 pages (unbound), including a synopsis and 10-page sample chapter (double-spaced, numbered pages), CV and a note on the market for the book and competing literature, to the prize administrator: 

Ariane Bankes, email or by post to 79 Arlington Avenue, London N1 7BA. Enquiries: 020 7359 7769.

The deadline for entries is 31 July 2013. Entry fee: £15 (cheques payable to the Biographers’ Club). For further details and mandatory entry form visit

This year’s judges are:  Tracy Borman (author of Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant and Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen); Helen Fry (From Dachau to D-Day and Music & Men); and Andrew Lycett, biographer of Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

 The winner will be announced at our prize dinner in November

[Only the shortlisted entrants will be contacted