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Book awards: Duff Cooper Prize

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Gallipoli by Alan Moorehead1956
Bitter Lemons by Lawrence Durrell1957
John Betjeman Collected Poems by John Betjeman1958
Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor1959
Complete Poems by Andrew Young1960
Joseph Conrad: A Critical Biography by Jocelyn Baines1961
The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 1870-1871 by Michael Howard1962
John Keats: The Making of a Poet by Aileen Ward1963
The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan by Ivan Morris1964
Proust: Vol. 1 The Early Years • Vol. 2 The Later Years by George D. Painter1965
The Continent of Circe by Nirad C. Chaudhuri1966
The Peregrine by J. A. Baker1967
New Poems by Roy Broadbent Fuller1968
The rise and fall of the man of letters: aspects of English literary life since 1800 by John Gross1969
Charles of Orleans, prince and poet by Enid McLeod1970
Discoveries of Bones and Stones by Geoffrey Grigson1971
Virginia Woolf: A Biography by Quentin Bell1972
Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox1973
Wilfred Owen by Jon Stallworthy1974
North by Seamus Heaney1975
Mussolini's Roman Empire by Denis Mack Smith1976
Missing Persons: An Autobiography by E. R. Dodds1977
Life in the English country house: a social and architectural history by Mark Girouard1978
Tenebrae by Geoffrey Hill1979
Tennyson: The Unquiet Heart by Robert Bernard Martin1980
Edith Sitwell: A Unicorn Among the Lions by Victoria Glendinning1981
James Joyce by Richard Ellmann1982
Collected poems by Peter Porter1983
Secrets of a Woman's Heart: Later Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett, 1920-69 by Hilary Spurling1984
Edmund Gosse: A Literary Landscape, 1849-1928 by Ann Thwaite1985
C.R. Ashbee: Architect, Designer, and Romantic Socialist by Alan Crawford1986
The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes1987
A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound by Humphrey Carpenter1988
Federico García Lorca: A Life by Ian Gibson1989
Clever Hearts: Desmond and Molly MacCarthy: A Biography by Hugh Cecil1990
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius by Ray Monk1991
Never again : Britain, 1945-1951 by Peter Hennessy1992
A History of Warfare by John Keegan1993
Curzon: Imperial Statesman by David Gilmour1994
Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth by Gitta Sereny1995
Thomas Cranmer: A Life by Diarmaid MacCulloch1996
Frozen Desire by James Buchan1997
Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834 by Richard Holmes1998
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East by William Dalrymple1998
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild1999
John Maynard Keynes: 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman by Robert Skidelsky2000
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan2001
The Architect and His Wife by Jane Ridley2002
Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum2003
Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950 by Mark Mazower2004
Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850 by Maya Jasanoff2005
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple2006
The Discovery of France by Graham Robb2007
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird2008
Trotsky: A Biography by Robert Service2009
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell2010
Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst2011
Strindberg: A Life by Sue Prideaux2012
The Pike by Lucy Hughes-Hallett2013
Other People's Countries: A Journey into Memory by Patrick McGuinness2014
Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge2015
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher De Hamel2016

Award description

The Duff Cooper Prize is a prize which goes to the best work of history, biography, politics or (very occasionally) poetry published in English or French. First awarded in 1956, the prize is worth £5,000. The prize was established in honour of Duff Cooper, a British diplomat, Cabinet member and acclaimed author.


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