The Writers’ Trust of Canada has revealed the finalists for the 15th annual Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
The award recognizes a superb work of literary non-fiction that “captures a political subject of relevance to Canadian readers and has the potential to shape or influence thinking on Canadian political life.”
A jury comprising author Denise Chong, author and Ottawa Citizen columnist Terry Glavin, and The Globe and Mail’s Atlantic bureau chief Jane Taber selected the following titles:
- Joseph Heath, Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives (HarperCollins Canada)
- 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
Each finalist will receive $2,500. The winner will receive the $25,000 prize at the Writers’ Trust Politics and the Pen gala in Ottawa on March 11.