Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938—first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at www.infoplease.com. Many things have changed since 1938, but not our dedication to providing reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains.
The Award is presented to the author of the best biography written in the previous two years by a British author. The judges look for a work that is histrorically important, records singificant human achievement and is representative of the highest standards or writing and research. The Award has been running since 1987 and is presented biennially.