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.
Black Elk by Joe Jackson
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy by Heather Thompson
Martin Luther by Lyndal Roper
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances FitzGerald
Simon & Schuster US
The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsar by Daniel Beer
The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times by Christopher de Bellaigue
W. W. Norton & Company
Vietnam: A New History by Christopher Goscha
Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by Stephen Smith
Oxford University Press
The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century by Walter Schneidel
Princeton University Press
Margaret MacMillan, Chair of the Jury
Submissions open – April 10, 2017
Submissions close – June 16, 2017
Longlist announced – September 26, 2017
Shortlist announced – October 26, 2017
Cundill History Prize Gala – November 16, 2017
Margaret MacMillan is joined by Amanda Foreman, Rana Mitter, Roy Foster and Jeffrey Simpson to judge the Cundill History Prize in 2017.
Don't miss your chance to attend the Cundill History Prize Gala in Montreal on November 16, 2017.