The writers selected in 2015 were: Thomas Morris (£10,000) for The Matter of the Heart (Bodley Head, May 2017); Catherine Nixey (£5,000) for The Darkening Age (Macmillan, early 2017); and Duncan White (£5,000) for Cold Warriors: Waging Literary War Accross the Iron Curtain. They were selected by Jonathan Beckman, Jonathan Keates and Kate Summerscale.
The 2014 winners with books to be published in 2015/16 were: Laurence Scott (£10,000) for The Four-Dimensional Human (Heinemann, summer 2015); Minocher Dinshaw (£5,000) for A Life of Sir Steven Runciman (Penguin, spring 2016) and Aida Edemariam (£5,000) for an as yet untitled biography of the author’s grandmother (Fourth Estate, Spring 2016). The selection was made by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Andrew O’Hagan and Jane Ridley.
Past winners of The RSL Jerwood Awards for Non-Fiction include: John Stubbs for Donne – The Reformed Soul; Rachel Campbell-Johnston for The Life and Work of Samuel Palmer; Matthew Hollis for Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas, and Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts for Edgelands – Journeys into England’s Last Wilderness.
Details of the 2016 awards’ submission process can be found on the Royal Society of Literature’s website, along with a complete list of previous years’ award winners.