Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Jeffrey Simpson leaks the Cundill nominees

The website for the Cundill Prize in history says the long list of nominees will be announced in Montreal on October 10.  But when you put a journalist on the jury..... Well, Jeffrey Simpson is one of the jury, and his column in the Globe and Mail announced the whole list last Saturday. Winner to be announced at the end of November.

As usual the Cundill list is international in subject matter and uncompromising in matters of form. No pop history here. Five of the six 2012 titles Simpson reveals focus on war; two of the six are by women. But I'm willling to bet there is some pretty substantial history here.

Some previous Cundill coverage here and here (this winner is huge, ambitious, and very readable, I can testify).
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