THE NOTTING HILL EDITIONS ESSAY PRIZE 2017
Notting Hill Editions is an independent Publisher devoted to the best in non-fiction essay writing.
NHE runs a biennial Essay Prize, in 2017 for the best unpublished essay of between 2,000 and 8,000 words on any subject.
The 2017 Essay Prize will be open for entries from 16th June 2016, closing at midnight on January 9th 2017
Panel of Judges for 2017 will include
Rosalind Porter (Chair): Rosalind Porter is the editor of two anthologies: Four-Letter Word: New Love Letters and The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice. She has worked as a book editor for Random House UK and Oneworld Publications and is currently the Deputy Editor of Granta Magazine. Read Rosalind's thoughts on the essay and the prize here http://www.oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk/culture/poetry-creative-writing/returning-art-essay
Sameer Rahim: Sameer Rahim is an editor and critic who has worked in literary journalism for 10 years. Currently Arts and Books Editor of Prospect magazine, he spent seven years working on the Books Desk of The Daily Telegraph. In 2013, his essay, “The Shadow of the Scroll: Reconstructing Islam’s Origins” was one of the winners of the Notting Hill Editions Prize.
Kirsty Gunn: Kirsty Gunn is the recipient of several awards and prizes including the Scottish Arts Council Bursary for Literature, the New York Times Notable Book award, the Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. She is Professor of Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee.
Daniel Mendelsohn: Daniel Mendelsohn is an internationally bestselling author, critic, and essayist. His essays and reviews appear frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, and he has been a books and culture columnist for the New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, and Harper’s. His books include The Elusive Embrace, a reflection on sexual identity and classical literature, which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a translation, with commentary, of the complete poetry of Constantine Cavafy, shortlisted for the Criticos Prize (UK); and two collections of essays, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken (2008) and Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture (2012). His awards include the National Book Critics Circle Award (US), the National Jewish Book Award (US), the Prix Médicis (France), and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Prize for Prose Style.
Travis Elborough: Acclaimed by the Guardian as ‘one of the country’s finest pop culture historians’, Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author, broadcaster and cultural commentator for more than a decade, His books include Wish You Were Here: England on Sea and The Long-Player Goodbye. The latest, A Walk in the Park is a loving exploration of public parks and green space described as 'quirky and delightful’ by the Observer.
The 2017 awards will be presented on 28th June 2017 along with the publication of the prize winning entries in the treasured Notting Hill Editions hardback format. It is a condition of entry that prize winners should be available to attend the ceremony. (See terms and conditions)
The 2015 winner was David Bradley jnr for his hard hitting essay A Eulogy for Nigger, widely acclaimed in the British Press.
The five runners up were Kate McLoughlin, Jennifer Kabat, Josh Cohen, Johanna Mohring and Garry Cooper.
The 2017 prize money is £20,000 to the winner and £1000 each to five runners up.
Entry fee is £20.00 to include a copy of the 2015 Winners book (in hard back for UK residents and e-book for non-UK residents).
The inaugural 2013 award was named in honour of William Hazlitt (1778-1830), great master of the miscellaneous essay.
The ongoing Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize aims to keep that mastery alive.
Further updates will appear here in due course.
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