The winner of the 28th annual Lionel Gelber Prize is Anne Applebaum for her book Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, published by Signal/McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House.
“Anne Applebaum’s Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine is the gripping story of the famine the Soviet leadership induced in Ukraine. This beautifully written history speaks to one of the most important global issues. Famines, then and now, are never the result of natural causes only; they are also the result of deliberate choices that leaders make. This is a magnificent book about a globally important issue that everyone should read,” said Jury Chair Janice Stein.