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Judges

Richard Foreman

Richard Foreman

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Richard Foreman is the co-founder of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publishers. He is also a bestselling historical novelist.

Tony Riches

Tony Riches

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With a degree in Military Studies, taken mainly to understand in his family’s active and sometimes willing participation in every war Britain had to offer between 1899 and 1945, Tony eventually faced the disappointing prospect of having to work for a living. Undeserved luck and outrageous chutzpah led him into impersonating a project manager, a subterfuge now undiscovered for almost 20 years. The manuscript of ‘Wounds of Honour’ nagged at him for much of that time until he persuaded Hodder & Stoughton to put it into print via the promise (threat?) of ’24 more just like that’. He has been married to Helen, the family’s only true adult, for 33 years and lives in Suffolk. Occasionally writing..

Imogen Robertson

Imogen Robertson

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Imogen Robertson was a film, TV and television director before becoming a full-time writer.

She has written five novels set in the 1780s featuring the independently minded widow, Harriet Westerman, and her friend the anatomist Gabriel Crowther. The first, Instruments of Darkness, was published in 2009. Her standalone novel The Paris Winter is set in 1909/1910.

Her books have been short-listed for the CWA Historical Dagger three times and she is currently Writer in Residence at Plymouth University, a trustee of Literature Works and has just stepped down from the CWA management committee. She lives in London with a cheese-monger.

Elizabeth Buchan

Elizabeth Buchan

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Elizabeth Buchan began her career as a blurb writer at Penguin Books after graduating from the University of Kent with a double degree in English and History. She moved on to become a fiction editor at Random House before leaving to write full-time. Her novels include the award-winning Consider the Lily and the international bestseller, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, which was made into a CBS Primetime Drama. Later novels included Separate Beds, Daughters and I Can’t Begin to Tell You, a story of SOE agents and resistance in wartime Denmark. Her latest, The New Mrs Clifton, is set in London and Berlin in 1946.

Elizabeth Buchan’s short stories are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in magazines. She has reviewed for The Times, the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail, and has chaired the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliot literary prizes. She has been a judge for the Whitbread First Novel Award and for the 2014 Costa Novel Award. She is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival and co-founder of the Clapham Book Festival.

Robin Carter

Robin Carter

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Started reviewing and collecting books over 20 years ago. Began with Fantasy novels before branching out to Historical Fiction and discovering that the two genres dovetail into each other. Spends his year finding new and exciting debuts and attempting to keep up with the copious amount of top quality writers that exist. He is under the firm belief that he can never read and collect all the books he wants too, but its no excuse for not trying.

Elizabeth Fremantle

Elizabeth Fremantle

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Elizabeth Fremantle is the author of four acclaimed novels set in the Tudor and Elizabethan periods. She has a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London and worked in Paris and London as a fashion editor before she became a full-time author. She has contributed to various publications including The Sunday Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. She is on the committee of the Historical Writers’ Association.

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