Introducing the 2022 shortlist.

In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Océan Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism

J.P. Daughton

(W. W. Norton & Company)

Cuba: An American History

Ada Ferrer


The Perils of Interpreting: The Extraordinary Lives of Two Translators Between Qing China and the British Empire

Henrietta Harrison

(Princeton University Press)

Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich

Harald Jähner

Translated by Shaun Whiteside

(Ebury, PRH)

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

Tiya Miles

(Random House)

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics

Mae Ngai

(W. W. Norton & Company)

Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate

M.E. Sarotte

(Yale University Press)

Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union

Vladislav M. Zubok

(Yale University Press)

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Marjoleine Kars

2021 Cundill History Prize Winner

Marjoleine Kars 1 Photographed For The Cundill History Prize By Jasmine Nelson
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Key dates

September 22, 2022
Shortlist announced

mid-October 2022
Finalists announced

November 30-December 1, 2022
Cundill History Prize Festival
and winner announcement


Missed our shortlist event earlier? You can now re-watch it via https://t.co/l7kXlTJhd5.
RT @MarjoleineKars: Such great shortlisted books this year!!
Introducing the 2022 #CundillHistoryPrize shortlist. From Russia to the US, China to Germany, Cuba to the Republic… https://t.co/NNtgzyxvc4
Shortlisted for the Cundill History Prize 2022: Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955 by Ha… https://t.co/5AzVUTinUp
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