The judging panel for the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award, given annually for a book about Greece, has agreed a long list of 24 books for the competition in 2023. Out of 47 books submitted for the Award, the judges selected 24 to form their long list. The list, which coversbooks published globally in English in 2022, includes books on history, biography, literature and philosophy, plus novels, poetry and literary translation. The books selected span Hellenic experience from antiquity until today.

The full long list of 24 titles is attached.

The Award Ceremony for the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2023 is scheduled to be held in theGreat Hall of King’s College London on Monday 19 June 2023, at 7pm. Details of the award ceremony and ofthe short list will be announced in due course.

The Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award is sponsored by the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation andthe A.G. Leventis Foundation. The value of the prize to the winner is £10,000.
Council of the League
10 January 2023


Since 1986, the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award has rewarded annually the best book published in the previous year in English about Greece or on a Greek subject. The Award is open to scholarly and creative books and to translations into English of Greek literary works.
The judges for the Award in 2023 are:
Prof. Peter Frankopan (chair)
Dr Vassiliki Kolocotroni
Prof. Judith Mossman
Dr Oliver Thomas
Dr Sofka Zinovieff

Keep up with our news on: www.runcimanaward.org and www.anglohellenicleague.org.
Enquiries to: John Kittmer (Award Administrator) runciman@anglohellenicleague.org

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