Chris Turner

Speaking Events

Host: Alberta Magazine Awards Gala

Chris Turner is an author, essayist and strategist specializing in climate change solutions and the global energy transition. His latest book is The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands, a national bestseller and winner of the 2018 National Business Book Award. He is also the author of the bestsellers The Leap and The Geography of Hope, both of which were National Business Book Award finalists. His 2014 book How to Breathe Underwater, an essay collection, won the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. His feature reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues has won 10 National Magazine Awards and appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Maclean’s, and many other publications. He was a 2013 writer-in-residence at the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon, and a 2010 Paul D. Fleck Fellow at the Banff Centre.

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