Susan
Delacourt

Awards

2014 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

for Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them

Jury Citation

Shopping for Votes is a revelation of how political marketing works. With ace investigative research and insight, Susan Delacourt lays bare the history and machinations of the branding, niche market, intuition, and gut feeling approach to viewing voters as consumers. Her unfolding of this troubling evolution in Canadian politics is rendered in clear prose, and her judgments are based in reasoned argument. Shopping for Votes is a must for anyone concerned about informed consensus and a democratic national vision for Canada.” – 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Charles Foran, Priscila Uppal, and Merrily Weisbord)

Honours

2002 Juror

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing