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.

Winner of the 2019 prize:
Brett Christophers, The New Enclosure: The Appropriation of Public Land in Neoliberal Britain (Verso)

Shortlisted books:
Barbara Foley, Marxist Literary Criticism Today (Pluto)
Jim Glassman, Drums of War, Drums of Development: The Formation of a Pacific Ruling Class and Industrial Transformation in East and Southeast Asia, 1945-1980 (Brill)
Julia Lovell, Maoism: A Global History (Bodley Head)
Mike Wayne, England’s Discontents: Political Cultures and National Identities (Pluto)

Interviews with former prize winners can be found here.

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

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Amiel-Melburn Trust.

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