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The Moore Prize 2019 Writing on Human Rights

The Christopher G. Moore Foundation is pleased to announce their third annual literary prize honouring books that feature human rights themes. The Prize has been established to provide funds to authors who, through their work, contribute to the understanding and universality of human rights. This unique initiative will be awarded annually, as chosen by a panel of judges whose own work focuses on human rights.

The 2019 Moore Prize will recognise books first published between January 1st 2018 and December 31st 2018. This is an international prize and open to authors worldwide. Entry is free and works may be submitted directly by the author(s) or through a publisher. The Prize is open to any non-fiction work, published in English, which promotes the values of human rights. The winner of the prize will receive £1,000.

Submissions must be received by April 30th 2019 to be eligible. Full details of the long list, short list and award winners will be published on the Foundation website.

The 2019 jury is comprised of Adrienne Loftus Parkins, international literary consultant and founder of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival; Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Asia division; and Sam Zarifi, Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists.

The 2017 Moore Prize was awarded to Anjan Sundarm for Bad News and the 2018 Moore Prize was awarded to Deepak Unnikriskan for Temporary People.

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