Established in 2008 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill (Cundill Prize) to be offered 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.
Each year, an appointed jury panel will be responsible for compiling a long-list of not more than 15 books, and a subsequent short-list of not less than three outstanding books submitted for the Cundill Prize. From the short-list, the jury panel will be responsible for selecting one Grand Prize winner and two ‘Recognition of Excellence’ award winners. The decisions of the jury shall be binding.
The short-listed authors are expected to attend the awards ceremony in November in Montreal (to be confirmed) and the Grand Prize winner must be committed to returning to Montreal the following November to deliver a public lecture at the next awards ceremony.
- If it is a translation that wins one of the awards, 10% of the award-winner’s prize will be awarded to the translator (i.e. Grand Prize winner will receive $67,500 and the translator will receive $7,500; in the case of a ‘Recognition of Excellence’ prize winner, the ‘Recognition of Excellence’ award winner will be awarded $9,000 and the translator will receive $1,000.