Thu, Jan 17, 2013

Alumni Update


Noah Richler, BA’83, has been named to the shortlist for the prestigious Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Richler, an author and journalist, received the nod for his book What We Talk About When We Talk About War, a critical take on Canada’s military narrative. The work was also a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the Governor General’s Literary Award.

The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize includes an award of $25,000. Among the other books shortlisted are Peter F. Trent’s The Merger Delusion: How Swallowing Its Suburbs Made an Even Bigger Mess of Montreal and Jeffrey Simpson’s Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century.

The winner will be announced at the Politics and the Pen Gala in Ottawa on March 6.


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