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Book awards: Elizabeth Longford Prize

Book awards by cover

Works (20)

The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour2003
Mad Madge: The Extraordinary Life of Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, the First Woman to Live by Her Pen by Katie Whitaker2004
Making Friends with Hitler: Lord Londonderry, the Nazis, and the Road to War by Ian Kershaw2005
Petain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of History by Charles Williams2006
Henry VIII's Last Victim: The Life and Times of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey by Jessie Childs2007
God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain by Rosemary Hill2008
Florence Nightingale: The Making of an Icon by Mark Bostridge2009
The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels by Tristram Hunt2010
Edward Heath: The Authorised Biography by Philip Zieglernot in English Common Knowledge2011
How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay by Frances Wilson2012
Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion by Anne Somerset2013
Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to the Falklands by Charles Moore2014
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre2015
The Lost Imperialist: Lord Dufferin, Memory and Mythmaking in an Age of Celebrity by Andrew Gailey2016
Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee by John Bew2017
Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen by Giles Tremlett2018
Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew RobertsShortlist, 2019
De Gaulle by Julian Jackson2019
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. StewartShortlist, 2019
Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life by Diarmaid MacCullochShortlist, 2019

Award description

The Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography was established in 2003 in memory of Elizabeth Longford, 1906-2002, the British author, biographer and historian. The prize is awarded annually for a historical biography published in the preceding year. The Elizabeth Longford Prize is sponsored by Flora Fraser and Peter Soros and administered by the Society of Authors.


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