Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Finalists Announced for Lucrative Cundill Prize for Historical Non-Fiction

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Finalists Announced for Lucrative Cundill Prize for Historical Non-Fiction

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Three finalists announced for Cundill Prize

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TORONTO - An award-winning American historian is among the three finalists for the lucrative Cundill Prize being awarded in Toronto next week.

Thomas W. Laqueur, a professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, is in contention for "The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains" (Princeton University Press).

David Wootton, anniversary professor of history at the U.K.'s University of York, was honoured for "The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution," published by HarperCollins.

British historian Andrea Wulf was recognized for "The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World" (Alfred A. Knopf, John Murray Publishers). …

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