The Wolfson History Prize is the UK’s most prestigious history writing prize. A key date in the literary calendar, it recognises outstanding works of historical non-fiction from the past year and is awarded annually to a work that combines excellence in historical research with readability for a general audience.
The Wolfson History Prize celebrates its 51st year in 2023. During its history, the prize has awarded over £1.4 million to more than 120 historians, and championed the finest history writing by authors and historians including William Dalrymple, Simon Schama, Amanda Vickery and Clare Jackson.
A shortlist of six books will be announced on 5 September 2023, followed by one overall winner on 13 November 2023.
The prize is run and awarded by the Wolfson Foundation, an independent charity that awards grants in the fields of science, health, heritage, humanities and the arts.
To learn more about the Wolfson History Prize please visit www.wolfsonhistoryprize.org.uk or connect on Twitter via @WolfsonHistory / #WolfsonHistoryPrize.