Peter Fiennes Longlisted for the Runciman Award 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Peter Fiennes has been long-listed for The Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2022 for his book A Thing of Beauty: Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece.

Since 1986, the award has been run annually by The Anglo-Hellenic League to reward the best book published in the previous year in English about Greece or on a Greek subject.

About The Book

What do the Greek myths mean to us today?

It’s now a golden age for these tales – they crop up in novels, films and popular culture. But what’s the modern relevance of Theseus, Hera and Pandora? Were these stories ever meant for children? And what’s to be seen now at the places where heroes fought and gods once quarrelled?

Peter Fiennes travels to the sites of some of the most famous Greek myths, on the trail of hope, beauty and a new way of seeing what we have done to our world. Fiennes walks through landscapes – stunning and spoiled – on the trail of dancing activists and Arcadian shepherds, finds the ‘most beautiful beach in Greece’, consults the Oracle, and loses himself in the cities, remote villages and ruins of this storied land.

Available to purchase online and in all good bookstores

Published by Oneworld in 2021