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Marcello di Cintio wins Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for writing in ‘Walls’

Marcello Di Cintio, winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for his book, Walls.

In the same week the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction went to a book about U.S. policy, a Canadian book with a strong international focus has won the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Written by Marcello Di Cintio of Calgary, Walls " explores the world's most disputed edges to meet with those who live alongside the razor wire, concrete, and steel," according to the Cohen prize jury, with locales ranging from Belfast to Cyprus and Arizona.

Walls prevailed over four other titles nominated for the prize, including Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson's Chronic Condition.

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