CULTURE

Books from Greece now eligible for Runciman

The London-based Anglo-Hellenic League is again offering a prize, known as the Runciman Award in honor of the late Sir Steven Runciman, for a work wholly or mainly about some aspect of Greece or the world of Hellenism that has been published in its first English edition in the United Kingdom and listed in Whitaker’s Books in Print, or published in Greece, during 2003. This will be the first time that the nominations for the award have also been open to titles first published in Greece. The Runciman Award may be given for a work of fiction, poetry, drama or non-fiction concerned academically or non-academically with the history of any period; biography or autobiography; travel and topography; the arts, architecture, archaeology and the environment; the social and political sciences and current affairs; a guidebook or a translation from the Greek of any period. The prize money is 5,000 pounds sterling sponsored by The National Bank of Greece. How this prize is awarded is entirely the responsibility of the judges. For further details and application forms please call the Anglo-Hellenic League at 0044-20.7486.9410 (answerphone) or fax the League at the Hellenic Center, fax 0044-20.7486.4254 (marking it for the attention of the Anglo-Hellenic League). The closing date for entries is Friday, January 30, 2004. Earlier submissions will be welcome.