Chat with Nat: The Bridge’s publisher Nat Frothingham chats with Colby Award winning writer Nisid Hajari at Norwich University on April 7, 2016.
The below text is from Norwich University’s website: http://colby.norwich.edu/award/
“Nisid Hajari has won the 2016 William E. Colby Award for his book, Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition.
Now in its 17th year, the Colby prize is awarded annually by Norwich University to a first-time author in recognition of a work of fiction or non-fiction that has made a major contribution to the understanding of military history, intelligence operations, or international affairs.Midnight’s Furies Cover
Hajari oversees Asia coverage for Bloomberg View, the editorial page of Bloomberg News. He writes editorials on Asian politics and economics and edits Bloomberg’s opinion columns and commentary from the region. Midnight’s Furies, his first book, has been named one of the best books of 2015 by NPR, Quartz, the Daily Beast, the Seattle Times, and Amazon.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be named the recipient of the 2016 Colby Award,” Hajari said. “To join the company of such distinguished military and historical writers as Jon Meacham and Dexter Filkins is a tremendous honor, and it’s particularly gratifying that the judges chose to highlight a subject that may be unfamiliar to many American readers.”
Midnight’s Furies covers the 1947 partition of India and the violence that surrounded that event.”