The Wolf has won the prestigious Mountbatten Maritime Award. The award is named after the British Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and honours a book which has made the best literary contribution to maritime issues. The win was announced on October 28 at a dinner in London hosted by the Maritime Foundation. Countess Mountbatten of Burma presented the award to authors Richard Guilliatt and Peter Hohnen.
In selecting The Wolf as the winner, the judges described the book as “a masterpiece of literary writing enhanced by meticulous research. An emotionally charged, thrilling and remarkable story brought into shocking relief by the ship’s deadly purpose”.