A columnist and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post, Anne Applebaum is the author of Gulag: A History, an acclaimed historical account of the Soviet concentration camp system that won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
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Date of Birth:
July 25, 1964
Place of Birth:
B.A., Yale University, 1986; M.Sc., London School of Economics, 1987; St. Antony’s College, Oxford
Charles Douglas-Home Memorial Trust prize for journalism in the Soviet Union, 1992; Adolph Bentinck Special Mention Award for Between East and West, 1996
Anne Applebaum's official web site
|2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner|
|Gulag: A History|
"Anne Applebaum has spent the last several years researching and writing this first comprehensive history," the Los Angeles Times observes.
"Gulag: A History is a model of patient, readable scholarship. Lucid, painstakingly detailed, never sensational, it should have a place on every educated reader's shelves." Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
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|Favorite Writers and Reads|
|A House for Mr. Biswas|
V. S. Naipaul
In our exclusive interview with Applebaum, she named V. S. Naipaul's classic A House for Mr. Biswas as a favorite. "It can almost be described as an early treatise on the impact of globalization: what happens when people from the less developed world begin to have developed world ambitions," she reflects.
|The Great Gatsby|
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Applebaum also taps The Great Gatsby as a top pick. "It’s still the best book ever about America, aspiration, and the elusive nature of success," she tells us. "I first read it in about ninth grade, and it was one of the first adult books I really understood." Read our interview to learn more about Applebaum's best-loved books, including:
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