Mogford Prize

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LEMN SISSAY OBE – 2021

Lemn Sissay OBE is a British author, poet and broadcaster. Lemn published his first poetry book at the age of 21, and...

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MICK HERRON – 2021

Mick Herron is a British writer of crime and espionage novels who graduated with an English degree from Balliol College, Oxford. Down...

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PRUE LEITH DBE – 2020

Prue Leith DBE is a cookery writer, restaurateur, chef and television presenter. After attending Cordon Bleu Cookery School she set up her own...

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STEPHEN FRY – 2020

Stephen Fry is a multi-talented English actor, comedian, broadcaster and writer. His career in comedy began after he joined the Footlights at...

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TIM HAYWARD – 2019

Tim Hayward is a British food writer, broadcaster and restaurateur. He has published six books including Knife: The Cult, Craft and Culture...

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JULIAN BARNES – 2019

Julian Barnes is a highly acclaimed British author and winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2011 for The Sense of an...

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LORRAINE PASCALE – 2018

Lorraine Pascale was born in London and, following her adoption, raised in Oxfordshire. At the age of 16 she began a phenomenally...

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BILL BRYSON OBE – 2018

Bill Bryson OBE HonFRS was born in the United States but for most of his adult life has made his home in...

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DAME MARY BERRY – 2017

Mary Berry DBE CBE was a household name long before she presented BBC’s iconic Great British Bake Off between 2010 and 2016....

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SIR PHILIP PULLMAN CBE – 2017

Sir Philip Pullman CBE FRSL is local to Oxford and has always been a firm advocate for literacy in all its forms....

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LAWRENCE NORFOLK – 2016

Lawrence Norfolk is a British author of four historical novels: Lemprière’s Dictionary (1991), The Pope’s Rhinoceros (1996), In the Shape of a...

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RICK STEIN OBE – 2016

Rick Stein OBE is a well-known celebrity chef, restaurateur, TV presenter and author of numerous cookery books. Rick moved to Padstow straight...

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GERALDENE HOLT – 2013 to 2015

Geraldene Holt is an award-winning food writer and journalist. Her books include Country House Cooking, West Country Cakes and Assorted Fancies and...

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DONALD SLOAN – 2013 to 2015

Donald Sloan was Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University and also the Chair of Oxford Gastronomica,...

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