Camilla Townsend has been named winner of the 2020 Cundill History Prize for Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs.
Vincent Brown, William Dalrymple and Camilla Townsend are the 2020 finalists for the world’s leading history prize — the US$75,000 Cundill History Prize.
The books on the 2020 shortlist shine a light on imperialism, colonialism, oppression and conflict, often by giving voice to those seen as merely subject to it.
The jurors have chosen 16 exceptional titles to be longlisted for the 2020 Cundill History Prize.
The Cundill History Prize is steering through one of the most challenging moments in recent world history with an exceptional jury of prize-winning historians and journalists.
The Professor of Global History at Oxford University Peter Frankopan, best-selling author of The Silk Roads, will chair the jury for the 2020 Cundill History Prize.
From the Lecture to the Forum, from the Fringe to the Gala - for one week in November the Cundill History Prize provides a stage for the best history writing from around the world.
The China expert and translator of Chinese literature Julia Lovell has been named the winner of the 2019 Cundill History Prize for Maoism: A Global History.
The UCL Professor of German History Mary Fulbrook, the Harvard Professor Jill Lepore, and Julia Lovell, Professor of Modern China at Birkbeck College, are the 2019 finalists.
The twice Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor, Chair, was tonight joined by his jury of world-class historians to announce the 2019 Cundill History Prize shortlist.