Washington-based New York Times reporter Scott Shane has been named winner of the 2016 Lionel Gelber Prize for Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone (Tim Duggan Books). Administered by the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, the prize recognizes books on global politics and international relations.
Of Shane’s 2015 title, the jury says in a press release:
Shane’s masterpiece is a rarity among foreign affairs books, flowing dramatically like a novel, carrying the academic weight of a thesis, and laying out enough policy dilemmas to fill a month of Sunday talk shows. The story of Anwar al-Awlaki is, in some ways, the story of Americans and Arabs in the age of terror, brought into sharp relief by the Obama administration and its unpredicted – and unpredictable – drone policy, which has redefined the meaning of war and reset its price.
Shane will receive his award and lecture at a public event at the Munk School on March 29.