September 6th 2022 in News

The 2022 Cundill History Prize Longlist

The jurors have chosen 11 exceptional titles to be longlisted for the 2022 Cundill History Prize. Publishers and authors have been informed.

The shortlist will be announced in a digital event on Thursday, September 22, 2022, featuring Chair of the Jury J.R. McNeill and jurors Misha Glenny, Martha S. Jones, Yasmin Khan, and Kenda Mutongi, alongside a guest appearance from last year's winner, Marjoleine Kars.


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The 2022 Cundill History Prize Longlist

  • In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Océan Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism
    J.P. Daughton
    (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • Cuba
    Ada Ferrer
  • The Perils of Interpreting: The Extraordinary Lives of Two Translators Between Qing China and the British Empire
    Henrietta Harrison
    (Princeton University Press)
  • Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands
    Kelly Lytle Hernández
    (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich
    Harald Jähner
    (Ebury, PRH)
  • The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe
    Mark Mazower
    (Penguin Press)
  • 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)
  • Kingdom of Characters: A Tale of Language, Obsession, and Genius in Modern China
    Jing Tsu
    (Allen Lane)
  • Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union
    Vladislav M. Zubok
    (Yale University Press)