The biography of the organizer of down-trodden Jewish workers in Poland who later developed a powerful account of how economic crises occur has won a prestigious international award for its author, Rick Kuhn. His Henryk Grossman and the Recovery of Marxism was published this year by University of Illinois Press.
The Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize is awarded in London every year for a book which exemplifies the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition. In the area of radical social analysis it is the Pulitzer and Booker prizes rolled into one.
“Today, when governments are using racism to build their popularity and the world economy is in a particularly fragile state, Grossman’s experiences and work are more relevant than ever,” Kuhn said in response to the award’s announcement.