Inga Clendinnen was born in Geelong in 1934. Her early books and scholarly articles on the Aztecs and Maya of Mexico earned her a reputation as one of the world’s finest historians. Reading the Holocaust, Tiger’s Eye and Dancing with Strangers have been critically acclaimed and won a number of local and international awards.
Inga Clendinnen was named co-winner of the 2016 Dan David Prize. Endowed by the Dan David Foundation and administered by Tel Aviv University, the prize recognises and encourages innovative research and aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice and progress.