The judges for the 2015 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize are Tom Holland, David Horspool and Ruth Scurr.
Posts Categorised: Prizes
Submissions are open for the 2015 PEN Hessell-Tiltman prize, awarded annually for a non-fiction book of specifically historical content. Entrants, which may include first British translations, are to be books of high literary merit – that is, not primarily written for the academic market – and can cover all historical periods up to and including
Read Mazen Darwish’s remarkable letter from prison.
Darwish is currently in prison in Syria, awaiting trial on charges of ‘publicising terrorist acts’ which PEN considers to be a violation of his right to freedom of expression and other human rights. Mazen Darwish’s message was read in Arabic to the audience at an event at the British Library by Zaher Omareen. This translation
On 14th July Sonali Deraniyagala was named the winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize 2014 for her memoir Wave. Her publisher Lennie Goodings accepted the award and read an acceptance speech on her behalf.