Ronald Deibert wins $25K Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

September 23, 2021

Congratulations to Ronald Deibert who is this year’s winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book “Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society,” published by House of Anansi Press. The Writers’ Trust awarded the prize yesterday at a virtual version of the Politics and the Pen gala where jurors hailed Deibert for combining “leading-edge research and gripping stories to expose the dangerous, even deadly, forces lurking online.”

The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize is awarded annually to a book of literary non-fiction that provides a fresh perspective on a relevant Canadian political issue.

The 2021 runners-up are:

– “Can You Hear Me Now? How I Found My Voice and Learned to Live with Passion and Purpose” by Celina Caesar-Chavannes, published by Random House Canada

– “The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power” by Desmond Cole, published by Doubleday Canada

– “Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada” by Alex Marland, published by UBC Press

– “The Abortion Caravan: When Women Shut Down Government in the Battle for the Right to Choose” by Karin Wells, published by Second Story Press.