OTTAWA, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Lionel Gelber Foundation today
recognized outstanding literature with the presentation of the 2013
Lionel Gelber Prize. This award honours English-language non-fiction
books about issues of worldwide interest. I would like to recognize
this year's recipient, Chrystia Freeland, for her work, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of
Everyone Else. Chrystia Freeland is an example of the strength and creativity of
Canada's authors. I also commend all the finalists who were nominated
for the award: Anne Applebaum for Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956, Paul Bracken for The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics, Kwasi Kwarteng for Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World, and Pankaj Mishra for From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade.
The prize, founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat and author Lionel
Gelber, is presented annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation along
with the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and the
Washington-based magazine Foreign Policy.
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada,
I would like to congratulate this year's winner and finalists, whose
enlightened perspectives and unique passion for writing reach out to
readers around the world.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages