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.