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 2016

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
By Christopher de Hamel
Allen Lane

‘The prose crackles with excitement; the descriptions are vivid, the judgements sharp and incisive… De Hamel uses each manuscript to tell a story about its life and times’ Times Literary Supplement

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