Bass Wins Ramnath Goenka Award for Best Nonfiction Book

Nov 17 2015
By Lauren R. Mosko
Topics Politics

Gary Bass, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, won the Ramnath Goenka Award for best nonfiction book for “The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide.”

The award, given by The Indian Express, is presented to a book published in the English language that covers an issue or idea that cannot be covered fully by newspaper or television.

Bass will accept his award during an awards dinner hosted by Arun Jaitley, minister of finance for the Government of India, and Aamir Khan, an Indian actor, director and Bollywood star.

This is not the first award for “The Blood Telegram.” A Pulitzer Prize finalist in general nonfiction, the book also won the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Book Award, the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Asia Society’s Bernard Schwartz Book Award, the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize.

Bass is a former reporter for The Economist and has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, among others. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

For more information on the award, click here.