The Mountbatten Award for Best Book
The Award is made to the author of the work of literature published in English during the qualifying period that, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has contributed most significantly to public awareness of maritime issues.
Eligible work must have a maritime focus, and includes scholarly or popular non-fiction on a technical, scientific, environmental, economic, industrial, legal, administrative, social or defence-related theme, as well as works of biography, history, fiction and poetry.
Recent Award Winners
2016 Peter Hennessy and James Jinks
2017 Lt Cdr Reginald Cogswell RN MBE
2018 David Mearns
2019 Rachel Slade
2020 David Abulafia
The award has been presented annually since 2001.
The prize is an engraved silver Armada plate.