Currently alive, at 54 years of age.
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1964 – Born on July 25th in Washington, D.C. A columnist and member of the editorial board of the Washington Post.
1988 – She began working as a journalist, when she moved to Poland to become the Warsaw correspondent for the Economist.
1992 – She became the Foreign Editor, and later Deputy Editor, of the Spectator magazine.
– Won the Charles Douglas-Home Memorial Trust award for journalism in the ex-Soviet Union.
1997 – She covered the British election campaign as the Evening Standard’s political editor.
– She wrote the "Foreigners" column in Slate magazine.
1996 – Her first book, Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe, described a journey through Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus, then on the verge of independence.
2003 – Her most recent book, Gulag: A History, was published in America and Britain.
2004 – The book, Gulag: A History won the Pulitzer Prize for non-Fiction, as well as Britain’s Duff-Cooper Prize.
– The books was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the LA Times Book Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize.
– It has appeared or is due to appear in more than two dozen translations, including all major East and West European languages.