Five books have been named to the shortlist for this year’s Lionel Gelber Prize.
The $50,000 award, presented annually by the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, is given to the top book on international affairs published in English.
The finalists for this year’s award are:
- Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller (Scribner)
- Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise by Susan L. Shirk (Oxford University Press)
- Revolution and Dictatorship: The Violent Origins of Durable Authoritarianism by Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way (Princeton University Press)
- Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century by J. Bradford DeLong (Basic Books)
- Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century by Sergei Guriev and Daniel Treisman (Princeton University Press)
The winner will be announced on April 4.
This year’s shortlist was chosen by a jury made up of co-chairs Ian Shugart and Janice Gross Stein, and members Francis J. Gavin, Rosa Brooks, and Luis Rubio.