WWI category for Political Book Awards

WWI category for Political Book Awards

The Paddy Power Political Book Awards will offer a new award next year, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

A prize of £1,000 will be awarded to the best non-fiction book on WWI, with publishers asked to submit their books for this, along with titles for other categories, to the Political Book Awards website.

Other categories for the awards include Political Biography of the Year, Polemic of the Year and Political Humour and Satire Book of the Year.

The closing date for submissions is 17th October 2014. Judges for the awards will be announced shortly, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 28th January at the BFI IMAX.

Earlier this year, Charles Moore won the Political Book of the Year for the first part of his authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher.

Meanwhile in 2013, the inaugural year of the award, Caroline Shenton’s The Day Parliament Burnt Down (OUP) beat titles from Alastair Campbell and Nick Robinson to win the top prize.