Anne Elizabeth Applebaum is an American-Polish historian, writer and journalist. She was an editor at The Economist and a member of the editorial board of The Washington Post. Her research interests include the history of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, totalitarianism and communist regime, political and ideological pressure of the regime on individuals before the development of democracy, and prevention of corruption. Applebaum’s work on the history of Eastern Europe, civil society and communism have received many awards. On October 26, 2017, the Academic Council of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy granted Applebaum Honorary Doctorate of the Academy. She lectured at Yale, Columbia and Harvard Universities (USA), Heidelberg University (Germany) and University of Zurich (Switzerland).
Applebaum’s first book Between East and West won the Adolphe Bentinck Prize in 1996. In 2004, she won the Pulitzer Prize for GULAG: A History. That book also won the Duff Cooper Prize and was shortlisted for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. It was translated into over 20 European languages.
Books in Ukrainian: Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, one of Anne Applebaum’s latest books, was published in the UK and US in the late 2017 and in Ukrainian in 2018 by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium in Ukraine.