Julia Lovell wins 2019 Cundill History Prize

Many, many congratulations to Professor Julia Lovell whose Maoism: A Global History (Bodley Head/Knopf) has won the prestigious international Cundill History Prize, which recognises the best history writing in the English language!

Alan Taylor, the chair of the jury, said: “Maoism is a revelation. Julia Lovell thoroughly explores the origins of Maoism in China, and then goes on to show us the many ways in which Maoist thought has influenced societies as different as Peru and Indonesia, Europe and the United States. Her book will dazzle readers with lucid and vivid insights into the power of a protean, and often deadly, ideology – and its enduring impact on our world today. Julia Lovell has written an exceptional work of history.”