English PEN is delighted to announce the judges for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2022: academic Professor Olivette Otele, author Dr Emma Southon, and author and editor, Will Rees.
The PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize of £2,000 is awarded annually for a non-fiction book of specifically historical content – that is, not primarily written for the academic market – and can cover all historical periods. Marjorie Hessell-Tiltman was a member of PEN during the 1960s and 1970s. On her death in 1999 she bequeathed £100,000 to the PEN Literary Foundation. Last year’s PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize was awarded to Rebecca Wragg Sykes, for Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art (Bloomsbury).
We are very grateful to this year’s judging panel chaired by Professor Olivette Otele.
The PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2022 shortlist will be announced in October 2022 and the winner will be announced in person, at a special event hosted by English PEN on 8 December 2022.