Alice Warrender

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Alice Helen Warrender (1857 – 23 September 1947) was an English philanthropist, who established one of Britain's earliest annual literary awards, the Hawthornden Prize, in 1919.

Life[edit]

Alice Warrender was the second daughter of Sir George Warrender, 6th Baronet (1825–1901) and Helen Purves-Hume-Campbell. Her younger brother was the admiral Sir George Warrender, 7th Baronet. In 1919 she founded the Hawthornden Prize for a work of imaginative literature, including biography, by an English writer under the age of 41. Winners received £100 and a silver medal.[1]

Alice Warrender was a judge on the committee awarding the prize until her death.[1] She never married, and is buried at St Martin's Church, Ruislip.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 'Miss Helen Warrender', The Times, 1 October 1947, p.7
  2. ^ Alice Helen Warrender