USD 5,000 William E Colby Award 2016 of US has been conferred upon book “Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition” authored by Nisid Hajari.
- Midnight’s Furies, Hajari’s first book, covers the 1947 partition of India that created Pakistan as a separate state, the violence surrounding the partition and why those tensions persist to this day.
- The award and honorarium will be presented to Hajari at Norwich University during the 2016 William E. Colby Military Writer’s Symposium on April 6-7.
About Nisid Hajari:
Based in Singapore, Nisid Hajari writes editorials on Asia. He was previously managing editor and foreign editor of Newsweek magazine as well as managing editor of Newsweek International.
- He was also an editor and writer at Time Asia in Hong Kong.
About William E Colby Award:
William E Colby award is an annual prize presented 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.
- It was established in 1999.
- It is named in honor of William Egan Colby
- Winners of the Colby book award receive a USD 5,000 author honorarium provided through a grant from the Chicago based Tawani Foundation.