The Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize 2014

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 2014. Entry fee: £15 (cheques payable to the Biographers’ Club). For further details and mandatory entry form visit

This year’s judges are:  Lara Feigel (author of The Love-Charm of Bombs and, with John Sutherland, the New Selected Journals of Stephen Spender); Allan Massie (Colette, Byron’s Travels, The Royal Stuarts); and Adam Sisman, biographer of Boswell, Wordsworth and Coleridge, Hugh Trevor-Roper and John Le Carre.

The winner will be announced at our prize dinner in November

[Only the shortlisted entrants will be contacted]