Lucy Hughes-Hallett is the author of The Pike, a biography of Gabriele d’Annunzio, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction, the Costa Biography Award, the Duff Cooper Prize and the Paddy Power Political Biography of the Year Award. Her other books are Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions which was published in 1990 to wide acclaim, and Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen, published in 2004, which garnered similar praise. Cleopatra won the Fawcett Prize and the Emily Toth Award. Lucy Hughes-Hallett is also a respected critic who has reviewed for all the major British newspapers, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in London.
- 4th Estate Authors’ Favourite Books of 2015
- 4x4th Estate: Secret 4th Estate Treasures
- The 4th Estate Podcast: Poetry and Power – Lucy Hughes-Hallett on Gabriele D’Annunzio
- ‘I imagine, dear poet, you are hoping that when you arrive in heaven you will be met by an octopus-like creature with no head, but the legs of a hundred different women’.
- Lucy Hughes-Hallett on winning the Samuel Johnson Prize
- Lucy Hughes-Hallett wins the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
- Lucy Hughes-Hallet wins the Samuel Johnson Prize!