Rose Mary Crawshay Prize
The Rose Mary Crawshay Prize, worth £500, is awarded annually for work in the field of English Literature. The award was established in April 1888 by Mrs Rose Mary Crawshay as ‘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 was first awarded in 1916.
Eligible nominations can be a for a historical or critical work on any subject connected with English Literature by a woman of any nationality provided that the nominated work is available in English. (Please note that, under the original terms, preference was given to a work regarding Byron, Shelley or Keats.)
Nominations may only be made by Fellows of the British Academy.
Nominating body: Sections H5 and H6.
(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.)
2015 Professor Catherine Bates for Masculinity and the Hunt: Wyatt to Spenser (Oxford University Press, 2013); Professor Ankhi Mukherjee for What is a Classic? Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon (Stanford University Press, 2014)
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.