Erna
Paris

Awards

2008 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

for The Sun Climbs Slow: Justice in the Age of Imperial America

Jury Citation

not available

2000 Winner

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

for Long Shadows: Truth, Lies and History

2000 Winner

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

for Long Shadows: Truth, Lies and History

Jury Citation

Long Shadows is a work of creative non-fiction that extends the genre into mythology and magic, allowing Erna Paris to make an essential statement about humanity. Beautifully written, superbly researched and constantly thought-provoking, it demonstrates in chilling detail how various countries, as different as Germany and Japan, the United States and France, South Africa and Yugoslavia, have shaped their historical memory to obscure and distort shameful facts from their past. By doing so, Erna Paris exposes the truths behind the lies which societies, like individuals, attempt to eradicate the feelings of guilt and horror for repugnant actions that continue to torment their souls. She has written a magisterial yet highly readable book of true and lasting importance.” – 2000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Jury (John Crosbie, Ron Graham and Peter C. Newman)

Honours

2009 Juror

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing