Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalists include books on Harper, fracking, climate change

A biography of Stephen Harper and an argument for climate change as a human rights issue are among the finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, the Writers' Trust of Canada announced on Wednesday morning. 

Now in its sixteenth year, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize is awarded annually to a work of literary nonfiction that balances depth of research with significant literary merit. Recent nominees include Naomi Klein, John Ralston Saul and Noah Richler.

The shortlist was selected by a jury composed of Canadian military historian Tim Cook, journalist Robyn Doolittle and political commentator Antonia Maioni

The winner will be announced at the Politics and the Pen Gala in Ottawa on April 20.

video Sheila Watt-Cloutier interview:

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