Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 Cundill History Prize


Earlier this evening, the international Cundill History Prize announced British historian Daniel Beer as the 2017 winner of the US$75,000 prize – the richest in non-fiction for a single work in English. The London-based historian was awarded for his ground-breaking study of Siberian penal colonies, The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars.

Thomas Laqueur on death, immortality and people living to 500

Four Burning Questions

In advance of his upcoming Cundill Prize Lecture, Thomas Laqueur spoke to the Reporter about everything from the possibility of people living for 500 years and the changing definition of death through history.

Cundill History Prize shortlist announced


A Canadian historian is among the three finalists for the Cundill History Prize. With the winner taking home US$75,000, and the two runners-up receiving US$10,000 each, the McGill-run Prize is richest in the world for a single work of non-fiction in English.

Cundill History Prize longlist spans the globe


The Cundill History Prize has released a longlist of books – on topics ranging from Vietnam to the Islamic world and from Russia to North America – that are in contention for the international prize that rewards the best history writing in English. The richest non-fiction prize in the world for a single work in English, the Cundill Prize is worth US$75,000 to the winner.

$75,000 Cundill History Prize relaunched

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McGill is relaunching the Cundill History Prize to highlight history writing as a way to illuminate the truth at a time in world affairs when informed, factual debate is increasingly losing out to populism and retrenchment is on the rise.