Baillie Gifford Prize: Lawyer wins award for book about genocide

Baillie Gifford Prize: Lawyer wins award for book about genocide
 

International lawyer Philippe Sands has won the Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction for his book about war crimes.
East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity links his own family history with the origins of international law.
The judges called it "a multi-layered history that is impressive in its own right but also a satisfying, suspenseful read".
Sands donated his £30,000 prize money to a refugee charity.
'Trying times' He told the audience at the prize ceremony in London that he and fellow shortlisted writer Hisham Matar had decided before the... read more

 
16 November 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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