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How to be a Climate Optimist by Chris Turner wins the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize!

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May 11, 2023

Chris Turner is the 2023 winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, another in the Writers' Trust list of writing awards.

In How to be a Climate Optimist: Blueprints for a Better World is a "self-help guide for the planet and a masterclass in brisk, vivid storytelling" says the Jury for the Canadian nonfiction prize.

Turner presents "a compelling argument: gloom and doom is not an effective strategy".

Check it out, and these 2023 nominees and past winners. All great nonfiction reading for your TBR pile!

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Shaughnessy Cohen 2023 Prize Winner and Nomineesby CD_Librarian

How to be a Climate Optimist is exactly what the doctor ordered - a good dose of climate positivity!