Shortlist Announced for 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

By Tim Cheng | September 23 2015 | Humanities & Social Sciences

Congratulations to Sven Beckert, author of Empire of Cotton, and Bettina Stangneth, author of Eichmann Before Jerusalem, whose titles have been shortlisted for the prestigious Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. Established in 2008 to recognize and promote literary and academic achievement in history, The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature is presented  each year by McGill University to an individual, of any nationality and from any country, who has published a book determined to have had—or likely to have—a profound literary, social and academic impact in the area of history. It is the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book. The three finalists will be announced the week of October 5. The grand prize winner of the 2015 Cundill Prize will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in Toronto on Monday, November 2, at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Eichmann Before Jerusalem
The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
Finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature and Recipient of the Cundill “Recognition of Excellence” prize
$23.00 US
Aug 18, 2015
608 Pages

Empire of Cotton
A Global History
Winner of the Bancroft Prize
$20.00 US
Nov 10, 2015
640 Pages