The Cundill History Prize

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Prize money: $75,000

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Submissions deadline: 16/06/2018
Winner(s) announced: 17/11/2018

The Cundill History Prize recognizes and rewards the best history writing in English.

A prize of US$75,000 is awarded annually to the book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal. The two runners-up each receive US$10,000.

Administered by McGill University in Montreal and awarded by a distinguished jury, the Cundill History Prize honours the abiding passion for history of its founder, F. Peter Cundill, by encouraging informed public debate through the wider dissemination of history writing to new audiences around the world.