The Cundill History Prize, administered by McGill University, announced its shortlist on October 21.
The shortlisted authors include Canadian historian Rebecca Clifford, professor of Transnational and European History at the University of Durham.
The shortlisted titles are:
- Rebecca Clifford, Survivors: Children’s Lives after the Holocaust (Yale University Press)
- Marie Favereau, The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)
- Marjoleine Kars, Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast (The New Press)
The Cundill History Prize is awarded to a book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality, and broad appeal. The winner of the $75,000 (U.S.) prize will be announced on December 2. The 2021 prize jury is chaired by Michael Ignatieff.