In Extremis by Lindsey Hilsum shortlisted for two awards

Posted on 01/02/2019

IN EXTREMIS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE WAR CORRESPONDENT MARIE COLVIN by Lindsey Hilsum, has been shortlisted for the Plutarch Award 2019 from Biographers International Organization in the US, a literary organization devoted to biographers and biography. The award honours the best biography published in 2018 and is the only international literary award judged and presented by biographers.

IN EXTREMIS has also been shortlisted for the Edward Standford Travel Writing Awards 2019 in the category of Travel Memoir of the Year.

An extraordinary account of one reporter’s fearless and ultimately fatal dedication… Hilsum draws an empathetic portrait of a woman whose courage often crossed into recklessness, both in combat zones and outside them… Now, thanks to Hilsum’s deeply reported and passionately written book, Colvin has the full accounting that she deserves” (Joshua Hammer New York Times)