Andrew Roberts longlisted for the Plutarch award 2019

The Plutarch is the world’s only literary award given to biography by biographers. Named after the famous Ancient Greek biographer, the Plutarch is determined by secret ballot from a formal list of nominees selected by a committee of distinguished members of the craft. The award comes with a $1,000 honorarium.

CHURCHILL by Andrew Roberts, published in 2018 by Allen Lane in the UK and Viking in the USA, is one of the longlisted titles.

From the Plutarch Award website: 'A magnificent and carefully nuanced life and times of Winston Churchill, elegantly written, studded with new research, and deeply imagined. Andrew Roberts accomplishes a minor miracle in offering a fresh, empathetic portrait in an authoritative and fast-paced narrative that never flags. Roberts explores Winston Churchill’s strengths and weaknesses as a leader, his self-centeredness and his generosity, allowing us to feel both Churchill’s personal vulnerabilities as well as his force as a public figure.'

The 2019 Plutarch Jury members are Megan Marshall (chair), Peniel E. Joseph, Susan Quinn, Will Swift, Amanda Vaill.

The Plutarch Award is formally announced and awarded at the Biographers International Organization Conference (May 17-19, 2019).

Click here for the full longlist.