Chrystia Freeland's Plutocrats Wins Lionel Gelber Prize

TORONTO AND WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Patricia Rubin, President of the Lionel Gelber Prize Board announced that Chrystia Freeland has won for Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.

"This year's shortlist offered a wealth of opportunity to the jury," said Jury Chair William Thorsell: "These are immensely erudite and creative books about where the world has been, and how it is becoming. Anyone who is curious about the world in play should read each one of these Lionel Gelber Prize finalists. Plutocrats took the prize for its immediacy and authority about the future —the world that we must comprehend and hope to manage in radically new circumstances. We are proud to announce that the winner of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize is Chrystia Freeland."

Chrystia Freeland is the Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News at Thomson Reuters, following years of service at the Financial Times in New York, London, Moscow and Kiev. She was the deputy editor of The Globe and Mail and has written for the Financial Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, The New Yorker and The Atlantic. Freeland's last book was Sale of the Century: Russia's Wild Ride from Communism to Capitalism. She was born in Peace River, Alberta, Canada and lives in New York City, USA.

Free Public Lecture:  Chrystia Freeland will give the annual Lionel Gelber Prize free public lecture on Monday, April 15 at the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto.

SOURCE: The Lionel Gelber Prize

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