Richard Booth Prize for Non-Ficiton 2018 – Judged by Oliver Bullough.

The 2018 Richard Booth Non-Fiction Competition

We are honoured to announce that our judge for this year’s competition is the award winning writer and author Oliver Bullough.


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Photo courtesy of Curtis Brown

Oliver Bullough grew up in Wales, studied Modern History at Oxford and moved to St Petersburg in 1999. He stayed in Russia for much of the next seven years, working mostly as a correspondent for Reuters specialising in Chechnya and the Caucasus region.

On returning to Britain in 2006, he wanted to write more about his experiences in Chechnya. The result was Let Our Fame Be Great, a travel and history book published by Penguin in 2010, which described his journeys to find the scattered peoples of the mountains. It was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in the UK, and won the Cornelius Ryan award in the US.

His second book, The Last Man in Russia, was published to brilliant reviews in 2013.

His highly anticipated latest book, Moneyland: Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back, is due for release September 2018.

He lives in London with his wife and son.


The closing date for entries is Tuesday 10th July. Results will be announced in August.

Word count for this competition is 600 words minimum and 1250 words maximum.
The theme is entirely open.

Each applicant may submit only one entry.

Please click on the link below for the entry form and full rules.  GOOD LUCK! 🙂

Non Fiction Competition booking form


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