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Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2017 shortlisted titles

PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2017 shortlist announced

English PEN today announces the judges and shortlisted titles for the Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2017. The prize, endowed by former PEN member Marjorie Hessell Tiltman, celebrates the best non-fiction on any historical subject. The 2017 shortlist: Sarah Bakewell, At The Existentialist Café (Chatto & Windus) Jerry Brotton, This Orient Isle (Allen Lane) Susan L. Carruthers, The

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Michael Longley CBE awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2017

Michael Longley was chosen by this year’s judges: Maureen Freely, Chair of Judges and President of English PEN; Antonia Fraser, historian, biographer and widow of Harold Pinter; Tom Gatti, culture editor of the New Statesman; award-winning poet Don Paterson and playwright Polly Stenham. Judge Don Paterson said: Michael Longley is an ideal recipient of the Pinter

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John Berger 1926-2017: repairing the world

English PEN is saddened by the death of the novelist and poet John Berger, who died aged 90 on 2 January 2017.  Berger was a member of English PEN and received the 2009 Golden PEN, awarded by the trustees of English PEN to mark a lifetime of literary achievement. Accepting the award at an event

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2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman prize open for submissions

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 2016. They

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