British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding
The British Academy Book Prize, worth £25,000, is awarded annually for a non-fiction book that promotes global cultural understanding.
About the Prize
Now in its 11th year, the £25,000 Prize is awarded annually for a non-fiction book that has made an outstanding contribution to global cultural understanding for a wider public audience. The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for humanities and social sciences, and eligible books come from the subjects that fall within those disciplines, from archaeology, history and psychology to philosophy, languages and cultural studies.
Nominations for the 2023 British Academy Book Prize will bring together books that demonstrate rigorous original and high-quality research, which are accessible and engaging to read. The Book Prize judges will select a shortlist of up to six books to be announced in September. The winner of the 2023 prize will be announced in November.
|Event with Alia Trabucco Zerán to mark the opening of the 2023 Prize||16 January 2023|
|Opening of nominations for 2023 Prize||16 January 2023|
|Closing of nomination period||28 February 2023|
|Shortlist announcement||12 September 2023|
|Shortlist event||6 November 2023|
|Winner announcement||8 November 2023|
Imagine! Belfast Festival Horizons: A Global History of Science
With James Poskett, shortlisted for the 2022 Book Prize
Cambridge Literary Festival A Personal History of Europe
With Timothy Garton Ash, 2018 Book Prize winner
Cambridge Literary Festival Rethinking ‘Empire’: in conversation with Sujit Sivasundaram
With Sujit Sivasundaram, 2021 Book Prize winner