Let My People Go by Sam Lipski and Suzanne D Rutland were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in the Australian History category.
Judges’ Comments: “Sam Lipski and Suzanne D. Rutland have produced a path-breaking book about the struggles of the Soviet ‘refuseniks’. Replete with new information, Let My People Go draws on a vast array of primary and secondary sources. These include ASIO files, Rutland’s painstaking research on Australia and Soviet Jewry, as well as unfettered access to the massive archive about the Campaign for Soviet Jewry of Lipski’s friend Isi Leibler. …Thoroughly researched and superbly written, Let My People Go is a revealing and important account of human achievement against the odds.”