2013: The Pike (Fourth Estate) by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
2012: Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest (The Bodley Head) by Wade Davis
2011: Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 (Bloomsbury) by Frank Dikötter
2010: Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea (Granta) by Barbara Demick
2009: Leviathan, or the Whale (Fourth Estate) by Philip Hoare
2008: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: or The Murder at Road Hill House (Bloomsbury) by Kate Summerscale
2007: Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone (Bloomsbury) by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
2006: 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (Faber & Faber) by James Shapiro
2005: Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson (Picador) by Jonathan Coe
2004: Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall (Granta) by Anna Funder
Submissions for the 2013 prize are now closed.
Submissions for all books needed to be made by 28 June 2013.