Entrants are to be books of high literary merit – that is, not primarily written for the academic market – and can cover all historical periods.
Publishers may draw attention to no more than two relevant books on their lists or imprints. The books must be published between 1 January and 31 December 2019.
They should be notified to the Administrator using this form and one copy of each title, clearly marked PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize, should be sent directly to English PEN’s office at the Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA by 2 March 2020.
Further information about the prize and its rules can be found at: