Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
Winner: $25,000; Finalists: $2,500
Margaret MacMillan for The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
Published by Allen Lane Canada
Charles Montgomery for Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Published by Doubleday Canada
Donald J. Savoie for Whatever Happened to the Music Teacher? How Government Decides and Why
Published by McGill-Queen’s University Press
Graeme Smith for The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan
Published by Knopf Canada
Paul Wells forThe Longer I’m Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006 –
Published by Random House Canada
This year's winner will be announced on April 2, 2014 at Politics and the Pen in Ottawa. The finalists were selected by a jury consisting of Calgary Herald editorial page editor Licia Corbella, journalist Jane O’Hara, and Globe and Mail international affairs columnist Doug Saunders.
About the Prize
Now in its fourteenth year, the prize is awarded annually for a book of literary nonfiction that captures a political subject of relevance to Canadian readers and has the potential to shape or influence thinking on Canadian political life. The winning work combines compelling new insights with depth of research and is of significant literary merit.
About Shaughnessy Cohen
The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing was established in honour of the outspoken and popular Member of Parliament from Windsor, Ontario, who died on December 9, 1998.