2017 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

for Robert Bond: The Greatest Newfoundlander

Jury Citation

“Ted Rowe seamlessly weaves together the biography of Robert Bond, Newfoundland’s first prime minister, with the overarching story of the island’s evolution from colony to dominion. Rowe follows Bond’s journey from an “uneventful” childhood and English education, through his early years in elected life, to his tenure in the province’s highest political office. Drawing on Bond’s own voluminous personal papers, the depth and scope of Rowe’s research shines. Robert Bond makes a convincing case for recognizing the man as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, Newfoundlander.” – 2017 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Jury (Taiaiake Alfred, Joseph Heath, and Kady O’Malley)