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November 18, 2012

Tomalin, Penn win Biographers’ Club prizes

Claire Tomalin

|By Charlotte Williams

Winter King by Thomas Penn, published by Penguin, has won this year’s £5,000 Biographers’ Club HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize, with fellow Penguin author Claire Tomalin presented with the Lifetime Services to Biography Award.

Meanwhile, Jane Willis won the £2,000 Tony Lothian Prize for Marguerite, Byron and the Literary Factory, with the award for the best proposal by an uncommissioned, first-time biographer.

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