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.’
‘We are living through rather more history at the present time than most of us would ideally choose to do,’ says Wolfson jury chair David Cannadine in the digital prize announcement.
‘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.’
Said to ’embody everything the Cundill History Prize is here to celebrate,’ Julia Lovell’s ‘Maoism’ becomes the 11th winner of the award.
Three female authors and historians have been selected as the 2019 finalists for the US$75,000 Cundill History Prize, the winner to be named in November.
Five women and three men make the shortlist for the 2019 Cundill Prize, which stresses history for non-historians and internationalism.
Translator Damion Searls has received the US$10,000 Wolff Translator’s Prize, and the Women Poet’s Prize announces a collection of Rebecca Swift’s work.