Winner of the Notting Hill Essay Prize Announced June 30, 2017

Congratulations to William Max Nelson, author of the essay "Five Ways of Being a Painting," which has won the 2017 Notting Hill Essay Prize. The judges awarded Nelson's essay for its “its curious mix of the philosophical and the personal, the argumentative and the ruminative, that makes it a real essay.”

The biennial Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize is open to all essays written in English of between 2,000 and 8,000 words, on any subject. The first prize is £20,000 and five runners up each receive £1,000, making it the richest non-fiction prize in the world. Essays by runners-up Laura Esther Wolfson, Garret Keizer, Karen Holmberg, Patrick McGuinness, Dasha Shkurpela are included in the volume. 

Read more about Five Ways of Being a Painting: The Winners of the Third Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize here, and learn more about the Notting Hill Essay Prize on The BookSeller