Jurors say their shortlist for the 2021 Wolfson History Prize reflects the modern relevance of history. Shortlisted authors are in the Hay Festival program on June 2.
‘In the last year, we’ve really seen the importance of reliable digital products’ amid the constraints of the pandemic, says David Clark.
Citing appellate court rulings that make the plaintiffs’ point, AAP and CCC decline to pursue further appeals in a 12-year-old case.
‘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.
An international publisher, Oxford University Press is ‘managing employees and navigating markets at different stages with the crisis,’ says Nigel Portwood.
‘Rights departments of publishing houses invariably seem the poor relation of the sales team,’ says Richard Charkin. The pandemic is a prompt to reconsider.
‘Walking past former offices brings back fond—and sometimes not so fond—recollections,’ Richard Charkin writes, ‘of old times.’
In decluttering his library, Richard Charkin is reminded of unexpected returns in publishing.
‘We should never underestimate the role of unanticipated good fortune’ in publishing success, writes book publisher Richard Charkin.
The late George Richardson was ‘a quiet man, aware of his own shortcomings but with that instinctive knack of being a good leader.’