Each year, a jury of five internationally distinguished and qualified individuals will be responsible for compiling a long-list of not more than 10 books, and a subsequent short-list of three finalists. From the short-list, the jury panel will be responsible for selecting one Grand Prize winner and two ‘Recognition of Excellence’ award winners. The decisions of the jury shall be binding.
The short-listed authors are expected to attend the awards ceremony in November in Toronto (to be confirmed) and the Grand Prize winner must be committed to returning to Montreal the following spring (i.e spring 2017) to deliver a public lecture.
Professional book publishers are invited to submit titles for consideration:
The following are not eligible:
Any eligible book which is submitted for the Cundill Prize shall not qualify for the award unless its publisher agrees to the following:
In making its selection, the jury is guided by four broad criteria:
Submissions for the 2016 Cundill Prize are accepted between April 1st, 2016 to May 31st, 2016.
Grand Prize winner will be announced at the awards