Royal Holloway's Dan Beer has been nominated for the 2017 Wolfson History Prize for his book, The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile under the Tsars. 

Established in 1972, the Wolfson History Prize aims to recognise and reward the best historical writing produced in the UK. The annual prize of £40,000 is awarded to the author whose book is judged to best combine readability and excellence in research.

It is the first time that the Prize has issued a shortlist in its 45 year history. Each shortlisted author will receive £4,000. The overall winner will be revealed at a reception at Claridge’s on Monday 15 May 2017 and will receive a total prize of £40,000.

To read the full shortlist press release, please click here: http://www.wolfson.org.uk/media/2939/release-wolfson-history-prize-2017-shortlist-announcement.pdf