Monday, November 20, 2017

The Cundill Prize goes to Siberia

In Montreal last week, the British historian of Russia Daniel Beer received the 2017 Cundill Prize for The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile under the Tsars.  It reads like a Russian novel, says the citation -- and with a topic like that you can see why it might -- and has been nominated for several book prizes in Britain.

Also nominated were Christopher Goscha, who teaches at UQAM in Montreal, for Vietnam: A New History, and American historian Walter Scheidel, for The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century.

The Cundill Prize is $75,000.
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