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‘The Opium War’ first nonfiction title to win Jan Michalski Prize for Literature

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China by Julia Lovell (Picador) has won the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature, which ‘recognises work which contributes to political and cultural understanding between the West and the East’, reports the Bookseller. The prize, which is open to both fiction and nonfiction books published in any language in the past five years, is worth 50,000 Swiss franc prize (A$51,500). Lovell’s is the first nonfiction title to have won the prize, which was announced in Switzerland on 22 November.



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