June 25th 2019 in News

The longlist for the 2019 Cundill History Prize

The jury has chosen 14 exceptional titles to be longlisted for the 2019 Cundill History Prize. Publishers and authors have been informed. 

The shortlist of eight will be announced at a special event in New York on September 19, 2019. 

At the Canadian Consulate, Alan Taylor, chair of the jury, will announce the eight titles live in the room, before discussing the books with his jury colleagues Charlotte Gray, Robert Gerwarth, Jane Kamensky and Rana Mitter. Following this, the 2018 winner, Maya Jasanoff (The Dawn Watch), will be in conversation with Antonia Maioni, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at McGill University. To receive a media or publisher invite, please contact Daniel Kramb at FMcM Associates.

The three finalists for the 2019 Cundill History Prize will be announced at Massey College, Toronto, on October 16; the winner at the Cundill History Prize Gala at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, on November 14

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Sunil Amrith 

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia's History 

Basic Books (US), Allen Lane (UK)

Helen Berry 

Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London's Foundlings 

Oxford University Press (UK)

David Blight 

Frederick Douglass: American Prophet 

Simon & Schuster (US)

Mary Fulbrook 

Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice 

Oxford University Press (UK)

Jay Geller

The Scholems: A Story of the German-Jewish Bourgeoisie from Emancipation to Destruction 

Cornell University Press (US)

Toby Green 

A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution 

The University of Chicago Press (US), Allen Lane (UK)

Ramachandra Guha 

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948 

Random House Canada (Canada), Allen Lane (UK), Penguin Random House (US), Penguin India (India) 

Victoria Johnson 

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic 

Liveright Publishing (US)

Jill Lepore

These Truths: A History of the United States 

W. W. Norton & Company (US)

Julia Lovell 

Maoism: A Global History 

The Bodley Head (UK), Knopf (US)

Steve Luxenberg

Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation

W. W. Norton & Company (US)

Jonathan Phillips 

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin 

The Bodley Head (UK), Yale University Press (US)

Alexandra Popoff 

Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century 

Yale University Press (US)

Sue Prideaux 

I am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche 

Faber & Faber (UK), Tim Duggan Books (US)