Evening’s Empire wins the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award
Editor Michael Watson accepts the prize on Craig Koslofsky's behalf (image courtesy of History Today)
Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe by Craig Koslofsky, was named as the winner of the Longman-History Today Book of the Year prize at a ceremony held on 11th January. This award is made for an author's first or second book that has contributed significantly to making its subject accessible and rewarding to the general reader of history, while displaying innovative research and interpretation in its field.
Koslofsky's book was chosen from a shortlist of six varied titles, including another of Cambridge's, The Social Universe of the English Bible by Naomi Tadmor. It was described by the judges as 'methodologically bold and brilliantly original.'
Since publishing in June last year, Evening's Empire has achieved broad critical acclaim, with author Colm Toibin recently naming it his favourite book of 2011.
Craig Koslofsky will be interviewed on BBC World Service's The Forum on February 8th.