Award entries sought

The Anglo-Hellenic League is again offering the Runciman Award, named in honor of the late Sir Steven Runciman, for a work wholly or mainly about some aspect of Greece or the world of Hellenism, which has been published in its first English edition in the United Kingdom and listed in Whitaker’s Books in Print, or in Greece, during 2004. The 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 guide book or a translation from the Greek of any period. The prize money is 5,000 pounds, sponsored by the National Bank of Greece and the judges’ decision is final. The Runciman Award judges for 2004/2005 are: Dr Robin Barber (chair), editor of Blue Guides to Greece and Athens; Sir Roger Tomkys KCMG; Elizabeth Jeffreys, Bywater & Southeby professor of Medieval and Modern Greek language and literature, Oxford; and Dr Dionysis Kapsalis, director of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece. Publishers are invited to send a copy of each work they wish to submit to each of the judges at their individual addresses (contact the sponsors), plus a copy together with entry form to the Anglo-Hellenic League, c/o Lady Fairweather, 39c Pembridge Villas, London W11 3EP. All entries must be received by Monday, January 31, 2005. Earlier submissions are welcome. We welcome your feedback. Please direct any comments or queries you might have about articles on this page to [email protected]