Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Winners

The Marfield Prize, also known as the National Award for Arts Writing, is given annually by the Arts Club of Washington to nonfiction books about the ...more

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The Lady in Gold: The Extra...

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3.95 avg rating — 6,249 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) (2012)
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Night's Dancer: The Life of...

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4.83 avg rating — 12 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) (2011)
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Grant Wood: A Life

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3.53 avg rating — 152 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) (2010)
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Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyo...

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4.05 avg rating — 392 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) (2009)
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White Heat: The Friendship ...

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3.97 avg rating — 455 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) (2008)
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Victor Fleming: An American...

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3.87 avg rating — 52 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) (2008)
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Nature's Engraver: A Life o...

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4.19 avg rating — 128 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) (2007)
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Steel Drivin' Man: John Hen...

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3.76 avg rating — 223 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) (2006)
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The Big Screen: The Story o...

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3.94 avg rating — 546 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2012)
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Short Nights of the Shadow ...

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4.18 avg rating — 5,361 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2012)
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On Conan Doyle

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3.86 avg rating — 226 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2012)
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Modigliani: A Life

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3.78 avg rating — 135 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2011)
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The Greater Journey: Americ...

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3.91 avg rating — 16,320 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2011)
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Lee Krasner: A Biography

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3.71 avg rating — 374 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2011)
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The Last Sultan: The Life a...

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3.96 avg rating — 373 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2011)
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Girls to the Front: The Tru...

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3.93 avg rating — 5,405 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2010)
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The Advance Man: A Journey ...

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3.57 avg rating — 14 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2010)
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Charlie Chan: The Untold St...

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3.69 avg rating — 425 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2010)
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Faulkner and Love: The Wome...

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4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2009)
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A Fine Romance: Jewish Song...

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3.71 avg rating — 45 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2009)
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The Blue Hour: A Life of Je...

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3.69 avg rating — 229 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2009)
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Carolina Clay: The Life and...

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3.95 avg rating — 61 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2008)
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The Man Who Made Vermeers: ...

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3.76 avg rating — 7,584 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2008)
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The Rest Is Noise: Listenin...

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4.06 avg rating — 11,477 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2007)
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To the Break of Dawn: A Fre...

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3.68 avg rating — 38 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2007)
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The Shakespeare Riots: Reve...

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3.78 avg rating — 125 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2007)
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Chance and Circumstance: Tw...

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4.52 avg rating — 52 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2007)
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James Tiptree, Jr.: The Dou...

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4.22 avg rating — 1,039 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2006)
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The Judgment of Paris: The ...

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3.81 avg rating — 12,231 ratings Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2006)
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