After seventeen years of continuous collaboration with the Criticos-Fotinelli Foundation, The London Hellenic Society has now undertaken full responsibility for this international Prize which it will carry forth into its eighteenth successive year with the generous assistance of new supporters as the London Hellenic Prize.
Despite the slightly delayed start to the 2014 Adjudication, the Prize will be awarded again to the author(s) of an original work, written in (or translated into) English, first published in 2014 and inspired by Greece or Greek exploits, culture or history at any time from the ancient past to the present day.
Areas of interest are not restricted and, since its inception, the Prize has been awarded to books on archaeology, architecture, art, classics, history, literary criticism, social studies, as well as to works of literature. Although the Prize's Long List will always recognise works of excellence, any winner must be able to educate or enthral a broad readership.
The Prize is worth £10,000.
Well over one hundred books are received each year from numerous publishers dotted around the globe and every effort is made to ensure that they form the sum of all books published in English on a Greek theme. It is customary that the winner is translated into Greek and published in Greece, completing the Anglo-Hellenic cultural exchange which the Prize was founded to foster.
The Prize has no fees or forms. The only submission requirement is that two (2) copies of each book reach the Hellenic Centre by the deadline which, this year, is Monday 16 March 2015 and is very strict.
No books will be accepted after this date, so all publishers should confirm their submissions with Jason Leech before despatch.
As in previous years, functionality exists for visitors to see both a thumbnail and a high-res image of each submission's front cover, as well as visit its page on your website and possibly purchase a copy.
For the sake of uniformity, all publishers are strongly encouraged to e-mail over:
- a high-resolution image of the front cover of each book submitted
- a link to the book(s) on your website
Both the Long List and Short List will be published in June.
The winner will be announced in July, here and in the Times Literary Supplement.