These prizewinning history books have won their historian authors prestigious awards. Prizes we look at include the Wolfson History Prize, the UK's most prestigious history book prize. This is an award for a book published in English in the UK—but can cover any historical subject. We've also included winners of Canada's Cundill History Prize, awarded by McGill University, which "recognizes and rewards the best history writing in English." This is possibly the most global of the history book prizes, as it is open to any writer anywhere. The prizewinning history book must be in English, but can be a translation from another language.
We also keep track of award-winning books in other fields, including fiction and nonfiction.