The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill (Cundill Prize) was established in 2008 to recognize and promote literary and academic achievement in history. The award is 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.
Join Stephen R. Platt, the winner of the 2012 Cundill Prize for his book Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War, and Marla Miller, the 2010 Cundill Prize runner-up for her book Betsy Ross and the Making of America and a 2014 juror, for a conversation about the experience of writing historical non-fiction. Christopher Manfredi hosts and moderates.
This event is part of 2014’s Festival focus, Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and across the world around WWI.