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Timothy Garton Ash wins 2024 Lionel Gelber Prize

Timothy Garton Ash has won the 2024 Lionel Gelber Prize for his book Homelands: A Personal History of Europe.

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.

Homelands (Yale University Press) was one of five books shortlisted for this year’s prize. In the book, Garton Ash blends history, memoir, and reportage to create a portrait of Europe in the latter half of the 20th century and the early 21st century.

Garton Ash is a professor of European studies at Oxford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. He has published multiple books of political writing and is a columnist for the Guardian newspaper.

The selections for this year’s winner and shortlist were made by a jury comprised of chair Janice Gross Stein, returning jurors Rosa Brooks and Francis J. Gavin, London-based journalist and author Iain Martin, and Globe and Mail journalist Eric Reguly.

The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy will host a hybrid event with Garton Ash on March 25.


March 6th, 2024

10:00 am

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