Curator and writer Ian Collins has been awarded the Runciman Award for his book “John Craxton: A Life of Gifts” (Yale UP), published in 2021, which recounts the life and career of the Philhellene painter and designer.
The prize is given by The Anglo-Hellenic League annually for the best book published for the first time in English in the previous year about Greece or on a Greek subject.
The award, which is worth £10,000, is sponsored by the AC Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and the AG Leventis Foundation.
Eight titles were short-listed for this year’s award. The winner was announced during a ceremony at King’s College London on Monday.