The Criticos Prize was established in 1996 and has now been awarded sixteen times. The Prize is worth £10,000. It is funded by the Athens-based Criticos-Fotinelli Foundation and administration is undertaken by the London Hellenic Society.

The Prize will be awarded again to the author(s) of an original work, written in (or translated into) English, first published in 2013 and inspired by Greece or Greek exploits, culture or history at any time from the ancient past to the present day.

Areas of interest are not restricted and, since its inception, the Prize has been awarded to books on archaeology, architecture, art, classics, history, literary criticism, social studies, as well as to works of literature. Although the Prize's Long List will always recognise works of excellence, any winner must be able to educate or enthral a broad readership.

For the 2013 competition, we have received 94 eligible publications from publishers and individuals across the globe viewable here.

Both the Long List and Short List will be published here in May.

The winner will be announced in June, here and in the Times Literary Supplement.