In winning the 2021 Cundill History Prize, historian and professor Marjoleine Kars says she hopes the Guyanese will feel supported.
The Cundill History Prize Lecture is set for December 1, with last year’s winner, Camilla Townsend, speaking.
The historian Margaret MacMillan, a former Cundill History Prize jury chair, speaks with current chair, Michael Ignatieff, in a Frankfurt Studio event.
With its finalists to be named from Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Cundill History Prize releases its shortlist.
The four jurors joining Michael Ignatieff for the Cundill Prize this year are based in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The former leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, Michael Ignatieff is also the author of several books including a Booker-shortlisted novel.
Townsend’s ‘Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs’ uses indigenous Nahuatl language sources and stories to surface its themes.
Saying that each book has ‘a striking resonance for the world around us in 2020,’ the Cundill jury’s Peter Frankopan names the finalists.
Canada’s Cundill History Prize reveals its larger-than-usual shortlist of 10 titles, Peter Frankopan calling them ‘a fantastic collection.’
‘It’s so easy now to turn the past into myth,’ says Pulitzer Prize -winning Cundill juror Anne Applebaum. She and her colleagues flag historical analysis amid a pathogen’s assault and leadership failures.