Camilla Townsend wins $75k Cundill History Prize

Camilla Townsend has won the 2020 Cundill History Prize for her work on Aztec history, Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs (Oxford University Press). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Dalrymple, Brown and Townsend named $75k Cundill History Prize finalists

William Dalrymple, Vincent Brown and Camilla Townsend have been announced as the 2020 finalists for the $75,000 (£58,000) Cundill History Prize, the highest value non-fiction award in the world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Daniel Beer wins $75k Cundill History Prize

British historian Daniel Beer has been named as the 2017 winner of the $75,000 (£56,820) International Cundill History Prize – the richest in non-fiction for a single work in English. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Julia Lovell wins 2019 Cundill History Prize

British author and translator of Chinese literature Julia Lovell has won the 2019 Cundill History Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Two British historians among finalists for $75k Cundill History Prize

The $75,000 Cundill History Prize – the largest prize for a work of non-fiction in English, open to publishers worldwide – has announced three "outstanding" women as its finalists for 2019, two of whom are British. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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$75k Cundill History Prize relaunched

Canada’s McGill University is re-launching the US $75,000 Cundill History Prize to highlight history writing as a way to illuminate the truth at a time when informed, factual debate is “increasingly losing out to populism and retrenchment is on the rise”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hazareesingh wins £40k Wolfson History Prize for 'remarkable' Haitian revolutionary book

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Scholar of World War II Homefront Wins American History Book Prize

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Michael Ignatieff to chair Cundill History Prize judges

The historian, author, university professor and former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Michael Ignatieff will chair the jury for the 2021 Cundill History Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Dalrymple, Beaton and Lay among Cundill History Prize contenders

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McAnulty makes history with Wainwright Prize win

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Johny Pitts wins Jhalak prize for 'beautiful' history of black Europe

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Canada’s Cundill Prize Jurors: History, Urgency, Trump

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Rick Atkinson Wins American History Book Prize

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Peter Frankopan to chair 2020 Cundill History Prize jury

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British historians shortlisted for Cundill History Prize

Four British historians make up half the shortlist for the Cundill History Prize 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Ambitious' account of English Reformation wins Wolfson History Prize

Professor Peter Marshall of Warwick University has won the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize 2018 for Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation (Yale University Press)—a book seven years in the making, based on more than two decades of research. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Compton's Kendrick Lamar makes history with Pulitzer Prize win

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Allen Lane gets two on $75k Cundill Prize shortlist

A controversial thesis on inequality, a "myth-shattering" history of Vietnam, and a study of Siberian exile under the Tsars are the finalists for this year's $75,000 (£56,680) Cundill History Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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