Jasanoff Wins 2018 Cundhill Prize

The Harvard professor Maya Jasanoff has won the 2018 Cundill History Prize, which comes with a $75,000 purse, for her genre-bending account of the life and world of the Polish-born British writer Joseph Conrad, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World (Penguin Press). Mark Gilbert​, chair of the award's jurors, made the announcement yesterday evening at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World blends history, biography, travelogue, and literary criticism into what the judges' committee called "a unique work of scholarship that identifies Conrad as a pioneer in understanding the modern world, as he grapples with issues such as migration, terrorism, and a communications revolution. "

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