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Orbinski wins Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

Dr. James Orbinski has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, for his book An Imperfect Offering.

Presented by The Writers’ Trust of Canada, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize (CAN $25,000) was established in honour of the outspoken and popular MP from Windsor who died in 1998. Now in its ninth year, the prize is awarded annually to a non-fiction book which combines new insights into a political subject of interest to Canadians with a depth of research and significant literary merit.

Orbinski was international president of Doctors Without Borders when the organisation received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. He is now a research scientist and associate professor of family and community medicine and political science at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.