The Cornelius Ryan Award 2015

Tom Burgis

Tom Burgis

Best non-fiction book on international affairs


AWARD NAME: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2015


AFFILIATION: PublicAffairs

HONORED WORK: “The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth “

Exceptionally detailed reporting on a critical topic: how resource-rich African countries have been looted by their political leaders working hand-in-hand with international corporations. Burgis carries out remarkable on-the-ground investigations to identify the government and corporate officials who, in country after country, collude to amass tremendous fortunes while leaving their citizens impoverished and powerless. The book is a must-read for those eager to understand the problems plaguing a wide swath of Africa today.

Citation for Excellence:

Blaine Harden
Viking/Penguin Random House
The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom