The Lionel Gelber Prize, a Canadian award that celebrates the best English-language non-fiction on foreign affairs, has released its shortlist for books published in 2011. This year’s finalists are:
- Amanda Foreman, A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War (Random House)
- Frederick Kempe, Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin)
- Ezra F. Vogel, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China (Belknap/Harvard University Press)
- John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: An American Life (Penguin)
- Henry Kissinger, On China (Penguin)
The winner of the $15,000 prize, founded in memory of Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber and co-presented by Foreign Affairs magazine, will be announced Feb. 27. The award ceremony and a free public lecture will take place at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto on March 15.
[This post has been updated from its original version]