Wolfson History Prize 2021 special

Wolfson Prize-shortlisted authors Helen McCarthy, Sudhir Hazareesingh and Rebecca Clifford discuss the secrets of writing history books with popular appeal

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The Wolfson History Prize celebrates the very best history books that combine academic rigour with popular appeal. Ahead of the announcement of the winner on 9 June 2021, we speak to some of the shortlisted authors – Helen McCarthy, Sudhir Hazareesingh and Rebecca Clifford, who’ve been nominated for their books on working motherhood, Toussaint Louverture and child Holocaust survivors.

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