The British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize was founded thanks to an endowment of the Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah Foundation. The prize attracts around 50 nominations from some 20 publishers each year. The prize is awarded for the best scholarly work on the Middle East. Normally the chronological remit of the prize will be from the rise of Islam until the present day, but outstanding scholarly entries from the pre-Islamic era may also be considered.
The faculty would like to offer its congratulations to Professor James McDougall, who was the joint winner of this year’s The British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize for his latest book, A History of Algeria. More information on Professor McDougall and the work in question can be found below.