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November 26, 2012

Lovell wins Jan Michalski prize


Julia Lovell

| By Joshua Farrington

Picador author Julia Lovell has won the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature, which recognises work which contributes to political and cultural understanding between the West and the East.

Lovell’s non-fiction work The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China was picked as the winner from a shortlist of three titles, which also included Austrian writer Martin Pollack and Yale professor Timothy Snyder.

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