Rose Mary Crawshay Prize
In April 1888 Mrs Rose Mary Crawshay established ‘The Byron, Shelley, Keats In Memoriam Yearly Prize Fund’. In 1914, some years after her death, the Charity Commissioners transferred the administration of the prize fund to the Academy. The prize, worth £500, is awarded to a woman of any nationality for a historical or critical work on any subject connected with English Literature. (Under the original terms, preference was given to a work regarding Byron, Shelley or Keats.)
Nominating body: Sections H5 and H6.
Nominations for 2014 are now closed.
(The current convention is that one prize is awarded each year, but the list below shows that in the past there have often been two winners in a year.)
2014 Dr Hannah Sullivan for The Work of Revision (HarvardUniversity Press, 2013)
2005 Judith Farr with Louise Carter for The Gardens of Emily Dickinson (Harvard University Press); Dr Claire Preston for Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science (Cambridge University Press
You can download a list of Rose Mary Crawshay prize winners before 2000 here.