Marcello Di Cintio wins Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled to announce that Marcello Di Cintio’s Walls: Travels Along the Barricades has won the 2013 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Now in its twelfth year, the prize is awarded annually to a non-fiction book that captures a political subject of interest to Canadian readers and enhances our understanding of the issue. The winning work combines compelling new insights with depth of research and is of significant literary merit.

Below, please find the Jury Citation:

When Ronald Reagan exhorted Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, it was not only a political act. As Marcello Di Cintio discovers, walls divide far more than nations. In this beautifully written reportage, the author brings readers the personal stories – gripping, haunting, humorous, and inspiring – of people living against walls around the world, from the “peaceline” of Belfast to the l’Acadie fence of Montreal.

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