British Academy Book Prize Anniversary bundle giveaway

Display of books that have won the British Academy Book Prize

Summer Showcase giveaway

Register and attend to win

Attend this year’s Summer Showcase and you could be in with the chance of winning a bundle of 10 captivating books that have been awarded the British Academy Book Prize.

We’re giving away 20 sets of books including:

  • Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire by Sujit Sivasundaram
  • Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands by Hazel V. Carby
  • A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution by Toby Green
  • Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova
  • Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash
  • Islam – A New Historical Introduction by Carole Hillenbrand
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
  • Germany: Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor
  • Knowledge in the Blood: Confronting Race and the Apartheid Past by Jonathan Jansen
  • Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong

In 2022, we’re celebrating 10 years of this inspiring non-fiction book prize, which is awarded annually for a book that contributes to public understanding of world cultures. It is designed to illuminate the interconnections and divisions that shape cultural identity worldwide.

As part of these celebrations, there are three opportunities to win this fantastic selection of books. For your first entry, register for and attend this year’s Summer Showcase. For your second entry, sign up to the Summer Showcase newsletter below to receive updates about this year’s event. For your third and final entry, fill out our feedback form once you’ve attended the Showcase and tell us about your experience.

Entrants have until 1 July 2022 to fill out the feedback form as part of the third entry.

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Summer Showcase Book Prize event

Panel discussion

Sat 18 Jun 2022, 14:00 - 14:45 Making research accessible: encouraging global cultural understanding through writing

At this year's Summer Showcase, as part of the 10-year anniversary celebrations for the British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, formerly shortlisted authors Priyamvada Gopal and Miranda Kaufmann will join chair of judges Patrick Wright FBA, to discuss the role that writers play in making research accessible and encourage greater global cultural understanding.

Terms and conditions

1. This prize draw is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over.

2. Entrants must attend the 2022 British Academy Summer Showcase on 17-18 June 2022 to be eligible for the second and third entry.

3. Maximum of three entries per person.

4. To enter once, the entrant must attend the British Academy Summer Showcase on 17-18 June 2022. The entrant can either book online for the event and provide their name and email address as part of the booking journey or walk-in on the day, where they will be given the opportunity to provide their name and email address.

5. To enter twice, the entrant must sign up for the Summer Showcase newsletter.

6. To enter a third time, the entrant must provide feedback about the Summer Showcase event via the respective feedback form.

7. For the second and third entries to be eligible, the entrant has to have attended the Summer Showcase event.

8. Submissions for the third entry must be received by 6pm BST Friday 1 July 2022. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid.

9. 20 winners will be chosen from a random draw of entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions. The draw will be performed by a random computer process.

10. The prize is a set of books consisting of:

  • Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire by Sujit Sivasundaram
  • Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands by Hazel V. Carby
  • A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution by Toby Green
  • Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova
  • Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash
  • Islam – A New Historical Introduction by Carole Hillenbrand
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
  • Germany: Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor
  • Knowledge in the Blood: Confronting Race and the Apartheid Past by Jonathan Jansen
  • Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong

11. The Prize is non-transferable and non-refundable and the winners cannot request any alternative prize (cash or otherwise).

12. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.

13. The winners will be notified via email within 14 working days of the deadline for the third entry closing. The winner must respond to the email to claim their prize within 14 working days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.

14. The Promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the competition, unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this competition, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this competition.

15. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.

16. The Promoter is the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St James’s, London, SW1Y 5AH. Tel: 0207 969 5200.

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