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 2013

Lucy Hughes-HallettThe Pike: Gabriele D’Annunzio
By Lucy Hughes-Hallett
4th Estate

Gabriele D'Annunzio was a womanizing, war-mongering egocentric whose poetry is largely forgotten.

But in the magnificent biography Hughes Hallett teases out the man from the myth, and illuminates the Italy of the 1900s in which he was such a potent force.

Recent Winners

How to Live: A Life of Montaigne

AMERICAN PROMETHEUS: The Triumph and Tragedy
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