SHORTLIST TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY 17th JUNE
The three shortlisted entries in both age groups, plus those with special commendations, will be announced on Monday 17th June. Those listed will be invited, with their families, to the Chalke Valley History Prize Final on Sunday 30th June.
The shortlisted entries and special commendations will also be included in a booklet printed specially by Penguin Books.
Attending the Final will be all the Judges, including Joanna Lumley, Sebastian Faulks and Charlie Higson, as well as acclaimed actress, Haydn Gwynne, who, with Charlie Higson and Joanna Lumley, will be reading extracts from the shortlisted entries. The final will also include a history writing masterclass with internationally bestselling authors, Sebastian Faulks and Conn Iggulden, in conversation with James Petrie, one of the judges.
Festival Co-Chair and one of the judges, James Holland, said, ‘The standard has once again been high with a number of outstanding entries. Whittling it down to the last few is proving no easy task. It’s all very encouraging, and it’s been great to see so many engaging with a broad range of historical subject matters too.’
The History Prize Final promises to be a fantastic and highly memorable occasion on an exciting and action-packed final day of this year’s Festival.