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2016 Cundill Prize

Posted on September 22nd, 2015

2016 Cundill Prize Longlist

  • Mary Beard- SPQR:  A History of Ancient Rome (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
  • Robert J. Gordon- The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (Princeton University Press)
  • Thomas W. Laqueur- The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remain (Princeton University Press)
  • Philippe Sands- East West Street:  On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) 
  • David Wootton- The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution (Stuart Proffitt)
  • Andrea Wulf- The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World (Alfred A. Knopf, John Murray Publishers)

 

The Press Release can be found below in both English and French

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BOOK PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature is offered each year to an individual who has published a book in English determined to have had, or likely to have, a profound literary, social and intellectual impact.  Administered by Montreal’s McGill University, the Cundill Prize recognizes outstanding works of non-fiction that are grounded in scholarly research while retaining wide appeal and interest to the general public.

Submissions are judged on their literary merits, their scholarship, and their contribution to historical understanding. The book submissions for the annual Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill (which have been published between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016) will be accepted from April 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016. The University will grant one Grand Prize of US$75,000 and two ‘Recognition of Excellence’ Prizes of US$10,000 each to the authors of the books written in English.

The Cundill Prize is the largest non-fiction history prize in the world. It warmly welcomes submissions on any historical period or subject, regardless of the nationality or place of residence of the author.

Submissions can be made on our website here

Submission guidelines can be viewed here


Winner of the 2015 Cundill Prize

Susan Pedersen- The Guardians:The League of Nations and Crisis of Empire (Oxford University Press)

See press release here

Photos of the event can be found here

Video of the event can be found here  (password: cundill)

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 CUNDILL PRIZE IN HISTORICAL LITERATURE

  • Sven Beckert – Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Susan Pedersen – The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire (Oxford University Press)
  • Bettina Stangneth – Eichmann before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer (translation by Dr. Ruth Martin) (Bodley Head)

See press release here.

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 CUNDILL PRIZE IN HISTORICAL LITERATURE

The six books vying for the 2015 Cundill Prize in historical literature were announced today by Professor Hudson Meadwell, Interim Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts.  The six shortlisted titles, chosen from a field of 159 submissions, are: 

  • Sven Beckert – Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Susan Pedersen – The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire (Oxford University Press)
  • Claudio Saunt – West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • Stuart B. Schwartz – Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina (Princeton University Press)
  • Bettina Stangneth – Eichmann before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer (Bodley Head)
  • Nikolaus  Wachsmann – KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps (Little, Brown Book Group)

See press release here.