The five-person jury of history experts on why history writing is important and how they will choose this year’s winner of the Cundill History Prize.
Ten years in operation, the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature is among the world’s highest paying prizes in the field, just as Canada’s Cundill Prize is in history awards.
Moving past Christopher Goscha on Vietnam and Walter Scheidel’s explication of violence as an historical driver, the Cundill History Prize goes to Daniel Beer in the UK.
The three finalists named for the Cundill History Prize focus on ‘big issues’ all of which have relevance to challenges dogging many societies today.
The Montreal-based Cundill History Prize longlist includes historians’ looks at Islamic culture, US evangelical faith, the Attica Prison uprising, and more.
‘We need the perspective of fine historical writing more than ever,’ says Rana Mitter, a juror for the 10th-anniversary Cundill History Prize.
In ‘formulating questions and providing warnings,’ Canadian author Margaret MacMillan’s work embodies the importance of history in today’s political moment.
Author and essayist Anne Applebaum told American publishers at their annual meeting that they have a role to play, both in Russia and China.
The UK’s Wolfson History Prize 50th-anniversary purse grows to £50,000 for the winner and £5,000 for each shortlisted author.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award names its shortlisted contenders in Literary and Art Criticism, Translation, Publishing and Technology and more.