Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Laqueur, Wulf and Wootton Make Shortlist for Cundill Historical Book Prize

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Laqueur, Wulf and Wootton Make Shortlist for Cundill Historical Book Prize

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Laqueur, Wulf, Wootton make Cundill shortlist

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MONTREAL - Books about our relationship with the dead and the history of environmentalism are in the running for a lucrative prize for non-fiction historical literature.

The Canadian-based Cundill prize announced a shortlist including Berkeley, Calif., professor Thomas Laqueur for his book "The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains" (Princeton University Press) and London-based Andrea Wulf for her biography, "The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World" (Alfred A. Knopf, John Murray Publishers).

Also making the cut was "The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution" (HarperCollins), by British author and history professor David Wootton, who is based in York, England.

They're up for a grand prize of US$75,000 and two runners-up prizes, each worth US$10,000. …

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