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.
The 28-category British Book Awards program has 41 jurors in place for the 2021 cycle, with an awards program on May 13.
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.’
An Indigenous language based in Paraguay yields poetic musings from a tongue in which ‘word’ and ‘soul’ are the same.
‘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.
The new jury chair of the Cundill History Prize, Peter Frankopan, on why history books and writing are important in this time of ‘shifting geopolitical sands.’