We are thrilled to announce that Dandelions by Thea Lenarduzzi has been shortlisted for the Ackerley Prize 2023.
Dandelions was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in September 2022.
The Ackerley Prize was established in memory of Joe Randolph Ackerley (1896–1967), the author and long-time literary editor of The Listener magazine. It is awarded annually to a literary autobiography of outstanding merit, by an author of British nationality, and published in the UK in the previous year.
The Prize is judged by the biographer and historian Peter Parker (Chair), the biographer and critic Claire Harman, and the writer and editor Michael Caines.
Of the three shortlisted titles, Peter said: 'What they share is literary excellence and vivid evocations of people and places.'
The winner receives a prize of £3,000, which will be announced at a special event featuring the shortlisted authors in conversation with the chair of the judges, Peter Parker, at the London Review Bookshop on 28 September 2023. Tickets are available here.