Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is the chair of judges for the 2024 Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction. 

Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is a distinguished historian, author and broadcaster. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Roehampton, Senior Member at St Cross College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. Suzannah has written and edited seven books, presented history series on BBC, ITV, More4 and Channel 5, and she hosts the popular Not Just the Tudors podcast from History Hit. In 2020, Suzannah chaired the judging of the Costa Book Awards.

I am unspeakably glad that the prize has come into existence – and am very grateful to the sponsors, Findmypast. For me, it’s an enormous privilege and a joy to chair the judges: together we have a chance to elevate the best of women’s non-fiction writing this year.

Prof Suzannah Lipscomb