Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Christie Blatchford, Kamal Al-Solaylee among Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Finalists

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Christie Blatchford, Kamal Al-Solaylee among Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Finalists

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Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalists announced

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TORONTO - Books exploring the subjects of race, Canada's justice system and Newfoundland and Labrador politics, are among the titles vying for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

The finalists for the $25,000 literary award include Kamal Al-Solaylee for "Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone)" published by HarperCollins Canada.

Christie Blatchford was recognized for "Life Sentence: Stories from Four Decades of Court Reporting - Or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System (Especially Judges)" published by Doubleday Canada.

James McLeod is a finalist for his book "Turmoil, as Usual: Politics in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Road to the 2015 Election," published by Creative Publishers

Ian McKay and Jamie Swift were honoured for "The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War," published by Between the Lines. …

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