About the Deutscher Memorial Prize

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Every year, this prize is awarded for a book which exemplifies the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition. The closing date for nominations is May 1st.

The winning title is announced in the press, and the author is invited to deliver the following year’s Deutscher Memorial Lecture which generally takes place towards the end of November, and which has often been subsequently published in the New Left Review or Historical Materialism. The winner of the 2023 prize is Heide Gerstenberger’s, Market and Violence: The Functioning of Capitalism in History.

The shortlist for the 2023 prize was:

  • From Printing to Streaming: Cultural Production Under Capitalism, by Michael Chanan.
  • Cannibal Capitalism, by Nancy Fraser
  • Henri Lefebvre and the Theory of the Production of Space, by Christian Schmid.
  • Market and Violence: The Functioning of Capitalism in History, by Heide Gerstenberger.

Follow the Deutscher Prize on Twitter for updates about this year’s prize and upcoming podcasts with the shortlisted authors for 2023.

Interviews with former prize winners can be found here.

Interviews with 2021 and 2022 shortlisted authors can be listened to here.

Current members of the Deutscher Jury: Gilbert Achcar, Alex Callinicos, Alejandro Colas, Ben Fine, Rob Knox, Chun Lin, Esther Leslie, Alfredo Saad-Filho, Chris Wickham, and Lea Ypi.

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