Adam Nicolson's How To Be shortlisted for the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2024

We are pleased to announce that Adam Nicolson's How To Be has been shortlisted for the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2024!

The award is given annually for a book about Greece,

Of the shortlist, the chair of judges, Judith Mossman, said:

“We had an extremely varied and stimulating long list from which to choose, which enabled us, after much discussion, to select one of our most varied shortlists of the last few years, ranging in subject-matter over many centuries, from the beginnings of Greek literature and philosophy through to the Byzantine era and thence right up to our own day; and in terms of genre from scholarly biography, diachronic history and popular philosophy to poetry and poetic translation. We are very excited about all the shortlisted works.”

The shortlist was announced on 15 April and the Award Ceremony will be held at King’s College London on 17 June 2024. The winner will receive £10,000.

To find out more about the award, click here.

How To Be: Life Lessons from the Early Greeks was published by William Collins on 8 June 2023, and in paperback on 4 January 2024, and it was a Times book of the year.