The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, worth £5,000, is awarded biennially.

The winner of the twenty-fifth Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize will be announced on 11 April 2018, in Belfast.

This year the work eligible covers a three-year period (2015, 2016 and 2017) and has produced a wide and stimulating variety of entries.

See the 2018 prize short-list.

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

The Prize recognizes 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.