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Prizes, grants and awards

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 award is presented annually for a historical biography published in the year preceding the prize.



No unsolicited submissions are accepted.

Winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2007

Jessie Childs for her biography Henry VIII’s Last Victim – The Life and Times of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (published by Cape).

The Prize was presented by Lady Antonia Fraser at the Society’s annual awards party, at the Great Hall, Barts, West Smithfield.

The sponsors : the Prize is generously sponsored by Flora Fraser and Peter Soros in affectionate memory of Elizabeth Longford, the acclaimed biographer.

The 2007 judges were Lady Antonia Fraser, Flora Fraser, Professor Roy Foster, Andrew Roberts and A.N. Wilson.

For further information please contact Paula Johnson at the Society on 020 7373 6642 / email pjohnson@societyofauthors.net