TORONTO – Acclaimed American journalist Anne Applebaum has won this year’s Canadian-founded Lionel Gelber Prize for “Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.”
The book, published by Signal/McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House, beat out four other finalists for the $15,000 prize on Tuesday.
Founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber, the prize honours non-fiction books in English on foreign affairs that seek “to deepen public debate on significant international issues.”
The award is presented annually by The Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post, a professor of practice at the London School of Economics, and a contributor to The New York Review of Books.
Her previous books include “Gulag,” which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction.
Applebaum is the fourth woman to win the international Lionel Gelber Prize, which is in its 28th awarding.