Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize 2020 deadline approaches

News - Prizes Wednesday, 25 March 2020

£25,000 prize for a book that illuminates cultural identity


The deadline for entries to the 2020 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding is next Wednesday, 1 April. The £25,000 prize, run by the British Academy and sponsored by neuroscientist Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, is for a book "that illuminates the interconnections and divisions that shape cultural identity worldwide". It was won last year by Toby Green for A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution (Allen Lane).

Eligible books are works of non-fiction published in English between 1 March 2019 and 31 March 2020.

The judges are Patrick Wright, emeritus professor of literature and history at King's College, London; Channel 4 News presenter Fatima Manji; Professor Rana Mitter FBA, historian and political scientist; Professor Dame Henrietta Moore FBA, social anthropologist; and writer Madeleine Bunting.

They will announce a shortlist of up to six titles in September. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the British Academy on 26 October.

Further details and entry form here.

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