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Call for Nominations for The 2024 Polly Corrigan Book Prize

Call for Nominations (The 2024 Polly Corrigan Book Prize)

The Polly Corrigan Book Prize is a biennial award sponsored by The King’s Centre for Study of Intelligence (KCSI) and Intelligence and National Security (INS, Taylor & Francis). It was established to honour the life and work of the late Dr Polly Corrigan, former journalist and teaching assistant at King’s College London, whose research focused on the Great Terror in the 1930s Soviet Union. The Prize aims to recognise scholarship published within the realm of intelligence and security written by female scholars and/or about women. It encourages scholars to go beyond traditional lines of inquiry and explore how women contributed to and participated in the making of the ‘Secret World’. The Polly Corrigan Book Prize committee is composed of representatives from KCSI, INS, the WIN-Women in Intelligence Network, and Polly’s mum, Jane Feinmann, former Times journalist. The Committee will accept self-nominations as well as nominations by others. It will consider books and edited volumes written/edited (or co-written/co-edited) by women as well as publications written on women in intelligence. Entries must be published in the English language (or available in an English language edition). The 2024 Polly Corrigan Book Prize will consider books/edited volumes published in 2022 and 2023.

How to apply?

To self/nominate, please fill out the following form [click here to go to the form]. You are welcome to include a brief paragraph on why you believe this book should be considered for the prize. Shortlisted authors will be required to supply five copies of their publication to the committee on request.

Award

The Prize winner/s will be invited to give a keynote presentation at The King’s Centre for the Study of Intelligence Seminar Series; INS will organise and publish a roundtable discussion of the winning book involving the author (published within 6 months of the award); and a £200 book voucher will be awarded.

Deadline

The nominations will be accepted until 31 July 2024. The panel will announce the winner by 1 October 2024.

Fill out the form to nominate a book

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Dr Polly Corrigan is a former journalist and teaching assistant at King’s College London, whose research focused on the Great Terror in the 1930s Soviet Union. 

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