Each year the Cundill Prize, administered by McGill University and selected by an international jury, recognizes the book the “embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal.” It is the most lucrative prize of its kind, with winners receiving an award of US$75,000 and two runners-up receiving US$10,000.
To highlight the achievements of these authors, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library has put together a virtual book display showcasing the ten shortlisted books for this year’s prize:
Roderick Beaton, Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation
Vincent Brown, Tacky’s Revolt: the Story of an Atlantic Slave War
William Dalrymple, The Anarchy: the Relentless Rise of the East India Company
Richard M. Eaton, India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765
Kim Ghattas, Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry that Unravelled the Middle East
Kerri Greenidge, Black Radical: the Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter
Rashid Khalidi, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: a History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017
Paul Lay, Providence Lost: the Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate
Claudio Saunt, Unworthy Republic: the Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory
Camilla Townsend, Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs
Visit the display and borrow one of our ebooks!