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Richard Gwyn


The first volume of Richard Gwyn’s biography of Macdonald, John A: The Man Who Made Us, was a finalist for this prize in 2007. It was also named one of the Best Canadian Political Books of the Last 25 Years by the Writers’ Trust of Canada and Samara. Nation Maker was a finalist for last year’s Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the Governor General’s Literary Award. Gwyn lives in Toronto with the writer Carol Bishop-Gwyn.

Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times; Volume Two: 1867-1891

Richard Gwyn's biography has won the annual $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Read an excerpt from the award winning book about Canada's "first and most important prime minister, the man who made Confederation happen and went on to build this country over the next quarter century."
04/24/2012 09:39 EDT