TORONTO and WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Patricia Rubin, Chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize Board and niece of the late Lionel Gelber, the Canadian scholar, diplomat, and author in whose memory the Prize was created, today announced the 2015 prize jury, selected by returning Jury Chair William Thorsell.
Ms Rubin noted: "As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lionel Gelber Prize, we acknowledge that the acclaim of the Prize over the years begins with the formidable task entrusted to the jurors. We welcome with gratitude the insight and contribution of these five internationally-renowned individuals."
The 2015 Lionel Gelber Prize Jurors are:
- William Thorsell, Jury Chair (Toronto, Canada)
- Anne Applebaum (Warsaw, Poland)
- Gary Bass (Princeton, USA)
- Matias Spektor (Brazil)
- John Stackhouse (Toronto, Canada)
About the Prize: The Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues, was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. A cash prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner. The award is presented annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Gary J. Basswon the 2014 Lionel Gelber Prize for his book The Blood Telegram,published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York. March 30, 2015, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of this prestigious international award.
Key Dates: The Lionel Gelber Prize longlist will be announced on January 26, the shortlist on February 9, and the winner on March 30, 2014. The winner will speak at a free public event to be held in the Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
SOURCE: The Lionel Gelber Prize
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