The thirteen shortlisted essays for the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize have been selected. This biennial literary contest attracts a host of international entrants, well known published authors as well as completely unknown writers.
Perhaps the most generous pound-per-word literary prize for non-fiction in the world, the Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize is judged completely anonymously by an impressive panel of judges:
(chair) Deputy Editor of Granta Magazine
pop culture historian and cultural critic
Arts and Books Editor of Prospect Magazine and previous runner-up for the NHE Essay Prize
prize-winning author and Professor of Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee
described by The New York Times Book Review as the USA’s “most irresistible literary critic” and an internationally bestselling author and essayist
The shortlist will be announced on our website today, Wednesday 3rd May, along with a biography for each of the shortlisted authors – www.nottinghilleditions.com/es say-prize-2017-shortlist
The collection of winning essays will be published by Notting Hill Editions on 28th June 2017, to coincide with the announcement of the overall winner at a special prize-giving ceremony in London. The final six will talk to chair of judges, Rosalind Porter, and to Travis Elborough about the art of the essay and versatility of the form.
“By freeing the mind to wander aimlessly, the essay can attain an intricacy and precision that eludes more linear forms.” – Josh Cohen – runner-up, the 2015 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize
To know more you can visit the link http://www.nottinghilleditions.com/essay-prize-intro