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US$75k Cundill History Prize 2019 finalists announced

The three finalists for the Cundill History Prize have been announced.

Chosen from a shortlist of eight, the finalists are:

  • Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi persecution and the quest for justice (Mary Fulbrook, OUP)
  • These Truths: A history of the United States (Jill Lepore, W W Norton)
  • Maoism: A global history (Julia Lovell, Bodley Head).

The prize is administered by McGill University in Montreal and is open to any history book published in English. This year’s all-female list of finalists includes two London-based professors (Mary Fulbrook and Julia Lovell) and one American (Harvard historian Jill Lepore).

The three finalists each receive US$10,000 (A$14,600) and are now in the running for the grand prize of US$75,000 (A$110,000), which will be announced in Montreal on 14 November.

For more information about the prize, visit the website.


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