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'Midnight in Chernobyl' author Adam Higginbotham wins William E. Colby Award


'Midnight in Chernobyl' author Adam Higginbotham wins William E. Colby Award


Adam Higginbotham's "Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster" has has received the William E. Colby Award, given for an outstanding book on military or intelligence history.

He is also won a $5,000 prize.

The Colby award was established in 1999. Previous winners include Karl Marlantes' novel "Matterhorn" and Dexter Filkins' "The Forever War."

Earlier this year, "Midnight in Chernobyl" won the American Library Association's Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.
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