Mar 02, 2016
By Andy Johnson
The short list for this year’s $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, is a compendium of political profiles and personal stories about the environment.
The short list included “Stephen Harper” by John Ibbitson, which was a finalist for the B.C.National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.
Also on the list is Greg Donaghy for “Grit; The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.” and Norman Hillmer for “O.D. Skelton; A Portrait of Canadian Ambition.”
Shiela Watt-Cloutier made the cut for “The Right to be Cold; One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet” which was also a finalist for the B.C. non-fiction prize.
And, Andrew Nikiforuk is a finalist for “Slick Water; Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry.”
The winner will be announced April 20th at the Politics and the Pen Gala in Ottawa.