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Professor is Cundill Prize finalist

Posted on 19 October 2016

David Wootton shortlisted for world's most lucrative award for historical non-fiction

Professor David Wootton has been shortlisted for the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature for his book The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution.

The prestigious Cundill Prize is the largest non-fiction history prize in the world. It is awarded annually to an individual who has published a book that has made a profound literary, social, and academic impact in the area of history.

This year’s shortlist of three books was chosen by the Cundill jury, which included Timothy Brook, Republic of China Chair, University of British Columbia; John Darwin, Professor of Global and Imperial History and Director, Oxford Centre for Global History, University of Oxford; and Anna Porter, Co-founder, Key Porter Books and author (Buying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy, The Ghosts of Europe).

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in Toronto on 17 November. 

Find out more about the Cundill Prize.