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Cundill Prize rebrands for its 10th anniversary

The international Cundill Prize for Historical Literature, the richest non-fiction prize for the genre worldwide, is rebranding itself as the Cundill History Prize for its 10th anniversary this year. The McGill University faculty of arts, which administers the $75,000 (U.S.) award, has also announced historian Margaret McMillan as this year’s chair of jury.

The institution is relaunching the prize to “illuminate the truth at a time in world affairs when informed, factual debate is increasingly losing out to populism and retrenchment is on the rise,” according to a release.