Gary Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, is the author of The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (Knopf); Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention (Knopf); and Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton). The Blood Telegram was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in general nonfiction and won the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Book Award, the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award, the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations' Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize, and the Ramnath Goenka Award in India. It was also a New York Times and Washington Post notable book of the year, and a best book of the year in The Economist, Financial Times, The New Republic, and Kirkus Reviews. Freedom's Battle was a New York Times notable book of the year and a Washington Post best book of the year. Bass has written articles for Ethics, International Security, Philosophy & Public Affairs, The Yale Journal of International Law, The Michigan Law Review, Daedalus, NOMOS, and other journals, as well as numerous book chapters in edited volumes. A former reporter for The Economist, Bass writes often for The New York Times, and has also written for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, and other publications.
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013).
Freedom’s Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008).
Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000).
Selected Honors and Awards
Pulitzer Prize finalist in general nonfiction.
Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Book Award.
Asia Society’s Bernard Schwartz Book Award.
Lionel Gelber Prize.
Cundill Prize in Historical Literature.
Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize.
Ramnath Goenka Award.