Wolfson History Prize 2021 Shortlist – #WolfsonHistoryPrize @WolfsonHistory

Wednesday 21 April. London. The shortlist for the Wolfson History Prize 2021, the UK’s most prestigious history writing prize, has been announced today, celebrating the best historical non-fiction titles from the past year.

This year’s shortlist balances vast historical explorations with individual narratives, highlighting the importance of carefully analyzing our past and the relevancy of historical writing to life today, with shortlisted books exploring topics such as working mothers, Black history, and the preservation of knowledge and truth.

The books shortlisted for the annual £60k Wolfson History Prize 2021 are:

  • Survivors: Children’s Lives after the Holocaust by Rebecca Clifford
  • Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh
  • Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe by Judith Herrin
  • Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood by Helen McCarthy
  • Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack by Richard Ovenden
  • Atlantic Wars: From the Fifteenth Century to the Age of Revolution by Geoffrey Plank

To learn more about the Wolfson History Prize please visit


or connect on Twitter via @WolfsonHistory / #WolfsonHistoryPrize.

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3 Responses to Wolfson History Prize 2021 Shortlist – #WolfsonHistoryPrize @WolfsonHistory

  1. Pingback: Review: Survivors: Children’s Lives After The Holocaust by Rebecca Clifford – Hopewell's Public Library of Life

  2. Thank you–I just stepped away to order Survivors: Children’s Lives after the Holocaust by Rebecca Clifford. I somehow missed the announcement of it.

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