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2015 Cundill Prize

Posted on March 12th, 2014

 2015 Cundill Prize Awards Ceremony

On November 2, 2015, The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill will announce the 2015 Cundill Prize winner at the annual Cundill Prize awards ceremony. The three finalists for the 2015 Prize will be announced in early October.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by writer Charlotte Grey. Read Charlotte’s bio below.

Charlotte Gray photo - credit Valberg Imaging

Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers, and author of nine acclaimed books of literary non-fiction. Her most recent book is The Massey Murder, co-published by Harper Collins Canada and The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. Longlisted for the B.C. Non-fiction Award and short-listed for the RBC Taylor Prize and the Canadian Authors Association 2014 Award for History, it won the Canadian Authors Assoication Lela Common Award and an Arthur Ellis Award for Non-fiction. Her other bestsellers include Gold Diggers, Striking It Rich in the Klondike (the basis of the US Discovery Channel series Klondike), Sisters in the Wilderness and Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell. 

Born in Sheffield, and educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, Charlotte came to Canada in 1979.She is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University,  a member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Cundill Prize Lecture

On October 1, 2015 The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill  will host 2014 Cundill Prize Winner, Gary Bass, for the annual Cundill Prize Lecture.

2014 Cundill Prize

On November 20th, The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill announced that Gary Bass is the 2014 Cundill Prize winner for his book, The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide (Knopf).

The Recognition of Excellence Awards go to Richard Overy for his book, The Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945 (Allen Lane) and David Van Reybrouck for Congo: The Epic History Of A People (ECCO).


Photos of the event can be found here.

The video (password: Cundill) of this event can be found here.