Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 Cundill History Prize

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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.

Cundill History Prize shortlist announced

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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.