Lionel Gelber Prize 25th Anniversary Shortlist Announced

Jan 26, 2015, 12:00 ET from The Lionel Gelber Prize

TORONTO and WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -  Jury Chair William Thorsell said: "The 2015 Lionel Gelber Prize longlist offers a diverse menu of books on political, economic and military affairs that deepen our insights into the challenges we face around the world. These are engrossing stories and analyses of intellectual depth and relevance."

  • Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
  • The Good War: Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan by Jack Fairweather
  • The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union by Serhii Plokhy
  • My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit
  • The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim
  • Political Order and Political Decay by Francis Fukuyama
  • Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia by Karen Dawisha
  • The Shifts and Shocks: What We've Learned—and Have Still to Learn—from the Financial Crisis by Martin Wolf
  • The System Worked:  How the World Stopped another Great Depression by Daniel Drezner,
  • Thirteen Days in September by Lawrence Wright

About the Lionel Gelber Prize:  
Founded in 1989 and awarded for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues. A cash prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner. Presented annually by The Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs; 2015 marks the 25th anniversary. Gary J. Bass won the 2014 Prize for The Blood Telegram.

Key Dates:  Shortlist: February 9; Winner March 30; Free public event for the winner at the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto, Canada: April 21, 2015. @gelberprize

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