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Tony Lothian Biographers' Club Prize opens for entrants

29th April 2010

Established authors have lent their support to a prize which recognises uncommissioned first-time writers crafting a biography.

The judging panel for the Tony Lothian Biographers' Club Prize 2010 will feature writer and political journalist Matthew Parris, Becoming Queen author Kate Williams and former Weidenfeld & Nicolson editorial director Benjamin Buchan.

Entrants are required to submit a proposal of 20 pages or less, including a ten-page sample chapter and a synopsis, as well as their CV and a description of the book's target market.

The organisers explained: 'Entries are judged primarily on literary merit and commercial prospects. In a tough publishing climate, agents and commissioning editors are looking for books that will capture readers' imaginations.'

Applicants will no doubt be hoping to follow the success of formers winners such as Clare Mulley, whose The Woman Who Saved the Children was published by Oneworld, and Helen Smith, who will launch Edward Garnett: Midwife of Genius in 2011.

The award was founded in honour of Antonella Kerr, Marchioness of Lothian, who was known to friends as Tony. A current affairs columnist on the Scottish Daily Express, she also wrote biographies and championed emerging authors.

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