‘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.
As the deadline arrives today (April 15) for submissions to Canada’s Cundill History Prize, the Goethe-Institut names its Wolff Translator’s shortlist.
Military history publisher Michael Leventhal—whose father founded the London Book Fair—plans four titles to celebrate events portrayed in an iconic WWII film.
The Cundill History Prize, working its way down to a winner, has announced its ‘even shorter list’ of three finalists, with the winner to be named later this month in Montreal.