Hubert Butler was one of Ireland’s most respected essayists and the Hubert Butler Essay Prize, organised by HEART London, encourages the art of essay-writing across Europe. The title for this year’s essay was: ‘In dark times, what can be done to resist the abuse of political power?’ and entries were judged by Catriona Crowe, Roy Foster (Chair), Nicholas Grene, Eva Hoffman and Barbara Schwepcke. The first prize is €1,500, with two second prizes of €500 each.
This year, the Festival is delighted to be able to host the prize-giving ceremony in person for the first time. Join us in the Parade Tower to discover the winner of The Hubert Butler Essay Prize 2022.