Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing: An insider’s stand against fracking

Andrew Nikiforuk

Calgary-based writer

Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about the oil and gas industry for more than two decades. He is the author of multiple nonfiction books, including Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, winner of the prestigious Rachel Carson Environment Book Award; Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War against Big Oil, winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction; andEmpire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America’s Great Forests, finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize. In 2013, Nikiforuk received the Writers’ Trust’s Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life. He lives in Calgary.


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    April 12, 2016

    OpenCanada is featuring excerpts from all five Shaughnessy Cohen finalists this week. Today, Andrew Nikiforuk’s Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most
    Powerful Industry.