Edition 2012

Laureat 2012
Julia Lovell

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China, History, Picador, 2011

The 2012 Jan Michalski prize for literature was awarded to the Bristish historian, author and translator, Julia Lovell for her essay The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China.


The winner of the Jan Michalski Prize 2012, Julia Lovell receives an award of CHF 50,000.00 and an original drawing by Martial Leiter that has been chosen for her: La bataille, 2012.

Finalists 2012
Julia Lovell

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
History, Picador, 2011

Martin Pollack

Kaiser von Amerika : Die grosse Flucht aus Galizien
History, Paul Zsolnay Verlag, 2010

Timothy Snyder

Bloodlands – Europe between Hitler and Stalin
History, Basic Books, 2010

Selection 2012
Julia Lovell

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
History, Picador, 2011

Martin Pollack

Kaiser von Amerika : Die grosse Flucht aus Galizien
History, Paul Zsolnay Verlag, 2010

Timothy Snyder

Bloodlands – Europe between Hitler and Stalin
History, Basic Books, 2010

Philippe Cassard

Franz Schubert
Essay, Actes Sud Classica, 2008

Patrick Deville

Kampuchéa
Novel, Seuil, 2011

Mark Gevisser

Thabo Mbeki : The Dream Deferred
Biography, Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2007

Donald Ray Pollock

The Devil All The Time
Thriller, Doubleday, 2011

Maria Rybakova

A sharp knife for a tender heart
Novel, Vremia, 2009

Bruno Smolarz

Hokusaï aux doigts d’encre
Novel, Arléa, 2011

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