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US$75k Cundill History Prize 2020 finalists announced

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

Chosen from a shortlist of 10, the finalists are:

  • Tacky’s Revolt: The story of an Atlantic slave war (Vincent Brown, Belknap Press)
  • The Anarchy: The relentless rise of the East India Company (William Dalrymple, Bloomsbury)
  • Fifth Sun: A history of the Aztecs (Camilla Townsend, OUP).

The prize is administered by McGill University in Montreal and is open to any history book published in English.

The three finalists each receive US$10,000 (A$14,100) and are now in the running for the grand prize of US$75,000 (A$106,100). The winner will be announced as part of the Cundill History Prize Festival, which will run online on 2–3 December.

For more information about the prize, visit the website.


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