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Book on toxic masculinity takes top prize at 2019 Politics and the Pen

By Aidan Chamandy      

Rachel Giese's book, Boys: What it Means to Become a Man, won the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize at the 2019 Politics and the Pen event in Ottawa.

Authors Winnie Yeung, Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Sarah Cox, Rachel Giese, Jacques Poitras, and Harley Rustad were each nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing at this year's Politics and the Pen gala, one of the top events on Ottawa's social calendar. Photograph courtesy of the Writers' Trust of Canada

Ottawa’s annual “nerd prom” was held last week at the Chateau Laurier, as Hillites gathered to celebrate and raise money for the Writers’ Trust. The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Reporting, along with a sum of $25,000, went to Rachel Giese for Boys: What it Means to Become a Man.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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