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 2018

De Gaulle
By Julian Jackson
Allen Lane

'Jackson gets to Charles as well as de Gaulle, and shows how the flaws of the former (petulance, a raging temper, bouts of depression) went, in a curious way, with the epic achievement of the latter.' Richard Vinen, The Literary Review

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