The five finalists in this year's contest for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs happen to focus on two themes that preoccupy the White House: Islamism as a disruptive political force and the coexistence of an authoritarian Russia with an increasingly militarized U.S. government.
Every February, the Lionel Gelber Prize jury hones in on five titles that any good foreign minister should be packing in her carry-on bags. Then in March, they pick one title as the world's top book in global affairs. This year's authors draw their canvas closer on the individuals who create geopolitics.
I have done it in a plane. On a train. There was that time amongst Cuba's sugar cane. Always too often in the rain, and even
The race for the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize will feature books by previous nominee Annabel Lyon and three-time Leacock