Friday, February 26, 2010

Trotsky biog wins Duff Cooper Prize

25.02.10 | Katie Allen in The Bookseller

A life of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky has won the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize, which was awarded last night (24th February).

Robert Service took home the £5,000 prize for Trotsky: A Biography (Macmillan). The other shortlisted titles were Family Britain by David Kynaston (Bloomsbury); Russia against Napoleon by Dominic Lieven (Allen Lane); The Frock-coated Communist by Tristram Hunt (also Allen Lane); and The Music Room by William Fiennes (Heinemann).

The Duff Cooper Prize was set up in 1956 in the name of the diplomat and author to celebrate the best in non-fiction publishing.

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