The UK’s Wolfson History Prize gives its top honor this year to Halik Kochanski’s ‘Resistance,’ on the World War II underground.
‘New perspectives,’ organizers say, lie in the ‘enduring power of history writing’ as the Wolfson History Prize names a 2023 shortlist.
The UK’s Wolfson History Prize 50th-anniversary purse grows to £50,000 for the winner and £5,000 for each shortlisted author.
‘Black Spartacus’ is a biography of Toussaint Louverture, a slave rebellion leader who died before he could see his revolution completed.
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.
‘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.
The Wolfson History Prize 2019 shortlist includes biographies of Wilde and Victoria, and studies in archeology, ornithology, seagoing wartime commerce, and ‘legacies of Nazi persecution.’
With its hallmark requirement that expert academic works be readable by ordinary citizens, the 46-year-old Wolfson History Prize this year goes to a book on faith.