TORONTO — U.K.-born historian Adam Tooze is the winner of this year’s Lionel Gelber Prize for his book on the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis.
Tooze was awarded the $15,000 honour Tuesday for “Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World,” published by Viking.
Founded by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber in 1989, the literary prize honours the world’s best English-language non-fiction book on foreign affairs that aims to enrich public debate on international issues.
Tooze, a history professor at New York’s Columbia University, where he directs the European Institute, is the author of two other award-winning books, “The Deluge” and …read more
Source: National Newswatch