Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Tutorial Fellow in English, has won this year’s prize for his biography Becoming Dickens, The Invention of a Novelist. The Duff Cooper Prize celebrates the best in non-fiction.
Duff Cooper, statesman, diplomat and author, was born in 1890. Among his best-known books are Talleryrand,Operation Heartbreak and his autobiography, Old Men Forget. After Duff Cooper’s death in 1954, a group of his friends decided to form a Trust to endow a literary prize in his memory.
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