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Maya Jasanoff


2018 Winner

The prestigious international Cundill History Prize recognizes and rewards the best history writing
in English.


Administered by McGill University in Montreal, the Cundill History Prize generously rewards the leading historians of our time, with US$75,000 going to the winner, and the two runners up each receiving a Recognition of Excellence Award, together with US$10,000. A distinguished jury is seeking the book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal. Previous winners include Thomas W. Laqueur, Susan Pedersen, Lisa Jardine, Anne Applebaum, and Diarmaid MacCulloch. 

WINNER OF THE 2018 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE

The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

Maya Jasanoff

William Collins (UK) 
Penguin Random House (CAN, US)

“Maya Jasanoff shows Joseph Conrad as a guide through issues bigger than him. And, in so many ways, these are the same issues we are grappling with, in different ways, today. Extremely well plotted, technically brilliant and beautifully written, this is a work of history that presents us with new ways of reading about authors, and their times.” Juror Jeffrey Simpson

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2018 Jury


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