The Duff Cooper Prize

Duff Cooper’s bookplate,
designed by Rex Whistler

The Duff Cooper Prize

The Duff Cooper Prize

Since 2005 we have been generously supported by
Pol Roger
which donates the Champagne for the award presentation,
and contributes £1000 towards the £5,000 prize.


Duff Cooper


The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize celebrates the best in non-fiction writing.The first award was made in 1956, and it has been given annually ever since

The Winner 2019

A History of the Bible John BartonA History of the Bible
By John Barton
Allen Lane

“With emotional and psychological insight, Barton unlocks this sleeping giant of our culture for the untrained but curious reader.  In the process, he has produced a masterpiece” — Sunday Times

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