HWA Non Fiction Crown

Judges

Clare Mulley

Clare Mulley

Chair

Clare Mulley is the award-winning author of three biographies. The Women Who Flew for Hitler: a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry (Macmillan, 2017) will be published in the UK and USA at the end of June. The Spy Who Loved: the secrets and lives of one of Britain’s bravest wartime heroines (Macmillan, 2012) led to Clare receiving Poland’s national ‘Bene Merito’ honour, and has been optioned by Universal Studios. The Woman Who Saved the Children, a biography of Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children, won the Daily Mail Biographers Club prize, and all royalties are donated to the charity. Clare reviews for The Spectator and History Today, regularly contributes to TV and radio, is a busy public speaker and lectures for Historical Trips. She is launching a podcast, authors having a drink, later this year. Clare lives in Essex with her family and lurcher. www.claremulley.com

Hallie Rubenhold

Hallie Rubenhold

Judge

Hallie Rubenhold is a critically acclaimed author, social historian, broadcaster and historical consultant for TV and film.  She has written two works of non-fiction; The Covent Garden Ladies, which was made into a documentary for BBC 4, and  Lady Worsley’s Whim which became the 2015 BBC 2 drama, The Scandalous Lady W.  She is currently writing The Five, the first full-length biography of the victims of Jack the Ripper, and is also the author of a series of novels set during the period of the French Revolution;  Mistress of My Fate and The French Lesson.

Prior to pursuing writing full-time, Hallie worked as a curator at the National Portrait Gallery and in the commercial art world.

www.hallierubenhold.com

Kwasi Kwartenge

Kwasi Kwartenge

Judge

Kwasi Kwarteng has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Spelthorne since 2010.

Prior to entering Parliament Kwasi worked as a financial analyst, journalist and author. Since being elected, Kwasi has served on both the Transport, and Work and Pensions Select Committees, and the Finance Committee. He is currently a member of the Public Accounts Committee.