Friday, November 22, 2013

Prize Watch: Cundill to Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum's Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56 has been awarded the 2013 Cundill Prize in History.  She sez:
“It takes years and years to research and write a book like the ones that have been recognized by the Cundill Prize committee… So it’s wonderful that there is now a prize which focuses especially on well-written history, which is one of the most difficult and time-consuming literary forms that exists. And it’s wonderful that there is real prize money attached.” 
Real in this case is $CDN 75,000.
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