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April 10, 2013

Plutocrats wins Lionel Gieber Prize

Chrystia Freeland

Chrystia Freeland

|By  Katie Allen

Chrystia Freeland’s Plutocrats has won the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize.

The $15,000 (£9,900) annual prize celebrates the world’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues.

Freeland’s book, published by Penguin and Doubleday Canada, was awarded for its “immediacy and authority about the future”. Chair of judges William Thorsell said: “This year’s shortlist offered a wealth of opportunity to the jury. These are immensely erudite and creative books about where the world has been, and how it is becoming . . .

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