We are excited to announce that our inaugural Intelligence Book of the Year Award is being held today. This annual award has been created in recognition of the hotel’s long connection with the intelligence community. The award is open to all non-fiction titles published in English in the previous calendar year concerned with the world of intelligence and espionage which, in the opinion of the judges, add substantially to the published literature.
The winning title / author will receive a £3,000 cash prize and all authors from the titles short-listed for the award will be offered complimentary stays at the St Ermin’s Hotel.
This year’s short-listed books from titles published in 2011 are:
BIRSTEIN, Vadim. J. SMERSH: Stalin’s Secret Weapon Soviet Military Counterintelligence in WWII.
COOPER, John. THE QUEEN’S AGENT: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I.
CORERA, Gordon. THE ART OF BETRAYAL: Life and Death in the British Secret Service.
HANSEN, Peer. SECOND TO NONE: US Intelligence Activities in Northern Europe 1943-1946.
PILLAR, Paul. INTELLIGENCE AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform
WISE, David. TIGER TRAP: America’s Secret Spy War with China.
We are proud to have the following judges: Andrew Lownie, Dan Mulvenna, Glenmore Trenearn-Harvey, Michael Smith and Nigel West.