2016 Deutscher Prize Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2016 Deutscher Prize has now been announced. The prize has been awarded annually since 1969, to the most innovative work of Marxist scholarship published in that year. Previous winners have included such classics of Marxist writing as G.A. Cohen's Karl Marx’s Theory of History: A Defence, Barbara Taylor's Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century, Eric Hobsbawm's The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991, The Brenner Debate, and Robin Blackburn's The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800

We've very proud to announce that this year's shortlist contains two books published by Verso in the past year; Andreas Malm's Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, and Tony Norfield's The City: London and the Global Power of Finance

The full shortlist is:
  • Roberto Finelli, A Failed Parricide: Hegel and the Young Marx (Brill, 2015) 
  • Bob Jessop, The State: Past, Present, Future (Polity, 2015) 
  • Andreas Malm, Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming (Verso, 2016) 
  • Tony Norfield, The City: London and the Global Power of Finance (Verso, 2016) 
  • Anwar Shaikh, Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises (Oxford University Press, 2016) 

As always the winner will be announced at Historical Materialism conference in London on 10-13 November. 

For more information, please visit the Deutscher Prize website.