The 2018 Adjudication begins!

For twenty-two years, the London Hellenic Prize has sought to foster the advancement of public knowledge and interest in Greece and its people, their exploits, culture and history, by awarding a prize worth £10,000. Over one hundred books are usually received each...

Submissions for the 2018 Prize

The Adjudicating Committee of the London Hellenic Prize will consider books published during the 2018 calendar year for the 2018 Prize from March 2019. Submissions criteria for the 2018 Prize will change and will be announced to all publishers on our mailing list and...

The 2017 Prize Winner

Upon conclusion of a heated debate in the grounds of New College, Oxford, Kamila Shamsie was chosen as the winner of the 2017 Prize for her novel, Home Fire, published by Bloomsbury. The award ceremony of the 2017 Prize will take place in London in late November at...

The 2017 Prize Shortlist

After much deliberation over an exquisite set of 102 submissions from 33 publishers worldwide (as well as one self-published author inspired to write by the Prize itself), the Adjudicating Committee has decided on a Short List of seven books: Josephine Balmer, The...

Call for submissions for the 2017 Adjudication

Now in its twenty-first year, the Prize will be awarded once more to the author(s) of an original work, first published during 2017, written in (or translated into) English on a subject relating to or inspired by Greece or Greek exploits, culture or history at any...

The conclusion of the Adjudication for the 2016 Prize

Each year, since its inception in 1996, the Prize has awarded £10,000 to the best book in English on a subject relating to or inspired by Greece.  For the 2016 London Hellenic Prize, we received 97 eligible submissions from 34 publishers and authors dotted across the...