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Di Cintio


Marcello Di Cintio on Walls

Award History

2012 Winner

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
for Walls: Travels Along the Barricades

Jury Citation

“When Ronald Reagan exhorted Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, it was not only a political act. As Marcello di Cinto discovers, walls divide far more than nations. In this beautifully written reportage, the author brings readers the personal stories – gripping, haunting, humorous, and inspiring – of people living against walls around the world, from the “peaceline” of Belfast to the l’Acadie fence of Montreal.” – 2012 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Jury (Ed Broadbent, Tasha Kheiriddin, and Daniel Poliquin)