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.’
The unrest in Belarus has alarmed humanitarian activists and the European authors’ association, as political pressure mounts in Minsk.
From the leadership of PEN America, a HarperCollins release enters the summer’s fray of free-speech debates amid charges of ‘cancel culture.’
‘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.