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Awards: Andrew Nikiforuk, Sheila Watt-Cloutier among finalists for 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing on March 2. The prize, now in its 16th year, is awarded to a book of literary non-fiction on a political subject of relevance to Canadians, and is named in honour of the outspoken member of Parliament. The winner of the $25,000 prize will be named on April 20 at the trust’s Politics and the Pen Gala in Ottawa.

The finalists, chosen by a jury including military historian Tim Cook, Globe and Mail  journalist Robyn Doolittle, and McGill University professor Antonia Maioni, are: