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 shortlist for 2021:

Francesca AntoniniCaesarism and Bonapartism in Gramsci: Hegemony and the Crisis of Modernity (Brill)

Himani Bannerji – The Ideological Condition: Selected Essays on History, Race and Gender (Brill)

Maïa Pal – Jurisdictional Accumulation: An Early Modern History of Law, Empires, and Capital (Cambridge)

Panagiotis SotirisA Philosophy for Communism: Rethinking Althusser (Brill)

Ronald Grigor Suny – Stalin: Passage to Revolution (Princeton)

Ntina Tzouvala – Capitalism As Civilisation: A History of International Law (Cambridge)

Follow the Deutscher Prize on Twitter for updates about the winner and upcoming podcasts with the nominees.

Interviews with former prize winners can be found here.

Current members of the Deutscher Jury: Gilbert Achcar, Alex Callinicos, Alejandro Colas, 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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