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Shortlist announced for 2023 Donner Prize

Artificial intelligence’s impact on law, the sustainable development of space, and wrongful convictions are among the subjects covered in the books shortlisted for this year’s $60,000 Donner Prize.

The Donner Canadian Foundation announced the shortlist on April 11.

The annual award recognizes the best book about public policy written by a Canadian. The winner, to be announced at an event on May 8, will receive $60,000. Each of the four finalists will receive $7,500.

The five shortlisted titles are:

  • The Legal Singularity: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Law Radically Better by Abdi Aidid and Benjamin Alarie (University of Toronto Press)
  • Pandemic Panic: How Canadian Government Responses to COVID-19 Changed Civil Liberties Forever by Joanna Baron and Christine Van Geyn (Optimum Publishing International)
  • Who Owns Outer Space? International Law, Astrophysics, and the Sustainable Development of Space by Michael Byers and Aaron Boley (Cambridge University Press)
  • The Privacy Fallacy: Harm and Power in the Information Economy by Ignacio Cofone (Cambridge University Press)
  • Wrongfully Convicted: Guilty Pleas, Imagined Crimes, and What Canada Must Do to Safeguard Justice by Kent Roach (Simon & Schuster Canada)

The shortlisted titles were selected from more than 80 books submitted by 32 publishers.


April 11th, 2024

12:44 pm

Category: Awards, Industry News

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