University of Toronto philosophy professor Joseph Heath’s “Slow Politics Manifesto,” Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives (HarperCollins Canada), has won the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
The $25,000 award was presented last night at the Writers’ Trust’s Politics and the Pen gala in Ottawa.
Jurors Denise Chong, Terry Glavin, and Jane Taber selected Heath’s book from a shortlist comprising:
- Chantal Hébert with Jean Lapierre, The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day That Almost Was (Knopf Canada)
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Knopf Canada)
- John Ralston Saul, The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence (Viking Canada)
- Graham Steele, What I Learned About Politics: Inside the Rise and Collapse of Nova Scotia’s NDP Government (Nimbus Publishing)