The James Tait Black Prizes - Biography

Each year more than 400 novels are submitted to The James Tait Black Prizes. The books for the shortlist are nominated by academics and postgraduate students from the University of Ediburgh.

Two prizes are awarded annually by the University’s School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures for books published during the previous year – one for the best work of fiction and the other for the best biography.

The Winner - The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez by Laura Cumming

The Shortlist