Maya Jasanoff receives 2017 Windham Campbell Prize in Nonfiction

By Tim Cheng | March 2 2017 | Humanities & Social Sciences

The Nonfiction Windham Campbell Prize was awarded to Maya Jasanoff for her “brilliant historical writing [which] brings to life forgotten worlds and characters in richly textured narratives.”

Jasanoff is the Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard College and author of Liberty’s Exiles and Edge of Empire.

The Windham-Campbell prizes are global English-language awards that call attention to literary achievement and provide prizewinners with an unrestricted grant of $165,000.

For more information and the full list of winners, see:


Edge of Empire
Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850
Winner of the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize
$23.00 US
Sep 12, 2006
416 Pages

Liberty's Exiles
American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World
Winner of the George Washington Book Prize 
$18.95 US
Mar 06, 2012
496 Pages