Thursday, October 07, 2010

Cundill Prize shortlist

McGill University announces the shortlist for this year's Cundill Prize, the world's largest non-fiction historical literature prize ($75,000. 

Juror Adam Gopnik sez, "All three books do exactly what we think history ought to do: re-open worlds lost to time, while distinguishing morality from moralism, and memory from myth.” More info here.

v GIANCARLO CASALE, The Ottoman Age of Exploration (Oxford University Press (USA))
Giancarlo Casale is Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World and the 2009-2011 McKnight Land Grant Professor at the University of Minnesota.

v DIARMAID MACCULLOCH, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (Allen Lane)
Diarmaid MacCulloch is a fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, a Fellow of the British Academy and Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University.

v MARLA R. MILLER, Betsy Ross and the Making of America (Henry Holt and Company)
Marla R. Miller is an Associate Professor of history and the Director of the public history program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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