September 12th 2018 in News

The longlist for the 2018 Cundill History Prize

The jury has chosen 12 exceptional titles to be longlisted for the 2018 Cundill History Prize. Publishers and authors have been informed.

The shortlist of eight will be announced at an exclusive event as part of Festival America at Canada House, London, on 25 September. 

The Oxford Professor of Global History Peter Frankopan (The Silk Road) and the jury chair Mark Gilbert, Professor of History and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, will discuss the globally relevant themes of their shortlist, and varieties in history writing today. 

Please find more information on this event here; for a press or publisher invite please contact Daniel Kramb at FMcM Associates.

The three finalists will be announced at Massey College, Toronto, on 31 October; the winner at the Cundill History Prize Gala at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, on 15 November

The 2018 Longlist

Anne Applebaum 
Red Famine 

Ron Chernow
(Head of Zeus, Penguin Press)

Caroline Fraser 
Prairie Fires 
(Metropolitan Books, Little, Brown Book Group)

Joshua Freeman 
Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World
(W. W. Norton & Company)
Tim Grady  
A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War
(Yale University Press)

Geraldine Heng
The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages
(Cambridge University Press)

Maya Jasanoff 
The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World 
(HarperCollins UK)

David Kertzer 
The Pope Who Would Be King 
(Random House, Oxford University Press)

David King
The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany
(Pan Macmillan) 

James E. Lewis Jr.   
The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis 
(Princeton University Press)

Tiya Miles
The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits
(The New Press)

Sam White 
A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Encounter with North America 
(Harvard University Press)