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Book awards: Marsh Biography Award

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Works (13)

Shackleton by Roland Huntford1987
The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa by David Gilmour1989
Clever Hearts: Desmond and Molly MacCarthy: A Biography by Hugh Cecil1991
The Man Who Wasn't Maigret: A Portrait of Georges Simenon by Patrick Marnham1993
Evelyn Waugh: A Biography by Selina Hastings1995
Erskine Childers: A Biography by Jim Ring1997
Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834 by Richard Holmes1999
Mandela: The Authorized Biography by Anthony Sampson2001
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox2003
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy2005
George Mackay Brown: The Life by Maggie Fergusson2007
God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain by Rosemary Hill2009
Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan by D. R. Thorpe2011

Award description

This Award is presented to the author of the best biography written in the previous two years by a British author.

The judges look for a work that is histrorically important, records singificant human achievement and is representative of the highest standards or writing and research.

The Award has been running since 1987 and is presented biennially.

The official website is here and the LibraryThing Awards page for the shortlisted books can be found here.


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