The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize is awarded biennially.

The Memorial Prize is worth £7,500. This year a separate prize, also of £7,500, will be awarded to a work dealing with the implications of Brexit for Ireland, Britain and Europe.

Given the coronavirus crisis, the announcement of a winner of the 2020 prize will be delayed until a date is set for the presentation in Dublin. This will be posted on this site as soon as it becomes clear.

As in other years the winner will be notified 2 weeks before the presentation.

The eligible work covers 2018 and 2019 and has produced a wide and stimulating variety of entries.

View the 2018 – 2019 Prize shortlist.

‘Work’ is defined broadly. It has been won by works of history, politics, fiction, drama, journalism and memoir. See past winners.

The Prize recognises work promoting and encouraging:

  • peace and reconciliation in Ireland
  • a greater understanding between the peoples of Britain and Ireland, or
  • closer co-operation between the partners of the European Community.