McGill University has revealed the finalists of its newly rebranded Cundill History Prize. In its 10th year, the international $75,000 prize honours the best English-language history writing.
A jury chaired by Margaret MacMillan has selected the following three shortlisted titles, culled from a longlist announced last month:
- Daniel Beer, The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars (Knopf Canada)
- Christopher Goscha, Vietnam: A New History (Basic Books)
- Walter Scheidel, The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press)
The winner and the two runners-up, who will each receive $10,000, will be celebrated at a gala in Montreal on Nov. 16.