Brigden and Duggan win Wolfson History Prizes

Brigden and Duggan win Wolfson History Prizes

Book from Random House and Faber have won the £25,000 Wolfson History Prizes.

Susan Brigden’s biography of a Tudor poet, Thomas Wyatt: The Heart’s Forest (Faber) took one award, while the second went to Christopher Duggan’s Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini’s Italy (Bodley Head).

The prizes are given to a book published during the previous calendar year, and reward books that are “readable, scholarly and accessible to the lay reader”. This year’s winners were announced yesterday (14th May) at a prize ceremony held at Claridges in London.